By David Firth
Although a few tales within the books of Samuel are renowned, and with regards to David and Goliath even proverbial, a lot of the content material of those books is unusual to trendy readers. it's a tale a couple of lady short of a baby, for instance, that relates the beginnings of monarchy inside of Israel. Even the query of the monarchy is complicated, for we're brought not to one royal relations yet two-those of Saul and David. David is eventually proven to be the king selected via God, but through the tip of the e-book he's merely simply coping with to carry directly to the dominion because it is almost torn from him via rivalries inside of his kin. those arresting tales are complicated, for Samuel's writers seldom let us know how you can learn and interpret them.
Firth offers those advanced and engaging tales as a part of a much bigger photograph, allowing scholars to chart their means during the literary and ancient problems with the Samuel narrative. Firth addresses problems with historicity, assets, date and authorship, in addition to -- crucially -- appreciating the textual content as a literary whole.
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1 & 2 Samuel: An Introduction and Study Guide: A Kingdom Comes (T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament) by David Firth