Hardly a Mention of Samuel's Death

To read the Bible in a year, read First Samuel 25 and 26.
First Samuel 25 makes this brief pass at the death of Samuel, “Then Samuel died; and the Israelites gathered together and lamented for him, and buried him at his home in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the Wilderness of Paran” (1Samuel 25:1). Samuel anointed the first two kings of Israel! He was the last judge. He was a prophet. Yet, the Bible only mentions his death briefly. Israel remembered him, but his death was not a magnificent event in the Bible. The next verse acts as though Samuel had not even lived and the writer went on to show a horrible man, “Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel, and the man was very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he was shearing his sheep in Carmel” (v. 2). As you continue to read, you will see the evil of that man.
Why did the writer say so little of the death of Samuel? For one thing, many other great men and women in the Bible do not even have their deaths referenced! For another thing, the death of Samuel did nothing for us, but it did create sadness for his generation, understandably. Yet, the Bible speaks of another Man who died and the Bible says much about His death, because it affected the whole world. Do you know the one of whom I speak?

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