2 Samuel

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Jonathan

Friends to the end

Jonathan is one of my favourite men of the Old Testament. If they made a film of his story Im sure someone muscular and dashing would get the part! Hes a proper boys own action hero, but hes also a man who is often overshadowed by his great friend King David.

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© Ruth Perrin 2010. Last revised on 16 December 2010

Tags: conflict courage integrity relationships

Rizpah

Refusing to give up

How do you respond to injustice in the world? What about when it's against you? What if there seems to be nothing you can do about it? Rizpah knows all about slander and injustice - but even in a situation where she had no power, she still showed courage that shamed the powerful. I bet you've never heard of her - but she was a brave lady!

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© Ruth Perrin 2009. Last revised on 10 August 2009

Tags: courage suffering violence

Solomon

A God of wisdom

Ever felt out of your depth? Done your best but not quite got it right? Solomon would empathise with that. Taken from the start of his reign (before it all went wrong!) this study looks at how God equips people to do what hes asked of them.

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© Ruth Perrin 2008. Last revised on 1 December 2008

Tags: leadership money integrity

Cloud of Witnesses is a series of Bible studies on the men and women of scripture. You'll find everyone from Gideon and Andrew through to Tamar and Tabitha.

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Ruth Perrin, the author, is on staff at King's Church Durham and holds an MA in Theology and Ministry.

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