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Eleventh Century B.C.


The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment

Last Revised: 10 February 2005

Enlightenment Teachings and Experiences

Details of bibliographic acronyms are available here .

Subject: King Saul
Dates: circa 1112 B.C.
Tradition: Hebrew

And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God. (I Samuel 9:27.)

... The Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. (I Samuel 10:6.)

And it was so, that when he turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day. (I Samuel 10: 9.)

And Saul also went home, to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched. (I Samuel 10:26.)

Subject: King David.
Dates: 1085-1015 B.C.
Tradition: Hebrew.

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. (I Samuel 16:13.)

The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. (King David in II Samuel 23:2.)

Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. (Psalms 4:6.)

The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

... There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. (Psalm 33:13 and 16-7.)

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. (Psalm 49:3.)

The Lord ... is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psalm 91:2.)

The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment