Open Door Lesson

                                    A Time Line within a Time Line

                 The Six Books of the Kings of Israel

            (I & II Samuel; I & II Kings; I & II Chronicles)

                                                July 24, 2022





Ø      Abiathar - the following from


Along with Zadok, Abiathar served as one of the chief priests

during David’s reign as king. He was the sole surviving son of

Ahimelech, of the line of Eli.


The the High Priest, held the holiest position in Judaism. His role

extended through history, from Aaron in ancient times until the 

destruction of the Second Temple. His job was to oversee the

Temple service and act as spiritual leader to the Jewish people.

His most prominent responsibility was entering the Holy of Holies 

on Yom Kippur—when the most sacred time, person, and place

converged.  (Taken from


Those who are familiar with the child Samuel and his residence

with Eli, the High Priest, remember that long before, God had

warned Eli that this would happen (II Samuel 2:27-36 - (circa. 1165

B. C.) compare ibid. ch. 4:10-22 - around 24 years later - ) 

The start of the fulfillment


“The gifts and callings of God are without repentance.”

“Known unto God are all His works from the beginning.”

“The Lord is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any

should perish but that all should come to repentance.”