Book: 1 Samuel
Author: perhaps Samuel and the prophets Nathan and Gad
Date: 1000 B.C.
Genre: Narrative
Summary: This book records a crucial time in Israel's history. The people of Israel rejected God's chosen leader. Samuel - a judge - and demanded a king. Despite Samuel's warnings that a king would oppress them, the people insisted that he anointed someone as king. The leadership of Israel passed from Samuel to Saul, their first king.