SAMUEL is the Prophet of Israel. He hears the voice of God and interprets His signs, and relays it to the people. Samuel is inscrutable and enigmatic.
Inspiring to a crowd, but make no mistake, this prophet is no harmless figure in flowing robes. He executes his own brand of justice by the sword, according to God’s will. And that’s where his schism with Saul comes into focus-- Saul increasingly believes that Samuel does not speak for God, but for Samuel himself. What chaos will transpire when it becomes king versus prophet?