Originally, 1 and 2 Samuel were one book in the Hebrew Scriptures. First Samuel 1—24 was written by Samuel (1 Chron. 29:29
; 1 Sam. 25:1
The remainder of 1 Samuel and all of 2 Samuel were written by Nathan the prophet and Gad the seer (1 Chron. 29:29
Time of Writing:
The eleventh century B.C.
Place of Writing:
Ephraim and Judah.
Time Period Covered:
About 155 years, approximately 1171—1017 B.C.