The Book of 2 Samuel is the second book of the Books of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of the reign of King David, who was chosen by God to be the king of Israel.
The book begins with the story of David's rise to power and his defeat of the Philistines, who had long been a threat to the Israelites. It also includes the story of David's affair with Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers, and the consequences of this sin. Despite these challenges, David remains a successful and popular king, and he establishes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Key figures in the book of 2 Samuel include David, Bathsheba, and Solomon, David's son and successor as king. The book also mentions various other individuals, such as Nathan, the prophet, and Joab, David's general. The book also includes stories of various battles and conflicts, such as the struggle between David and his son Absalom for the throne of Israel.