By David Firth
Although a few tales within the books of Samuel are renowned, and relating 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 girl in need of a baby, for instance, that relates the beginnings of monarchy inside Israel. Even the query of the monarchy is complicated, for we're brought not to one royal kin yet two-those of Saul and David. David is eventually proven to be the king selected by means of God, but via the tip of the booklet he's purely simply coping with to carry directly to the dominion because it is almost torn from him by means of rivalries inside his relatives. those arresting tales are confusing, for Samuel's writers seldom let us know how one can learn and interpret them.
Firth offers those advanced and engaging tales as a part of a much bigger photo, permitting scholars to chart their method throughout 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