So too the first four ( or perhaps five ) books of the Old Testament should be regarded as a continuous work ... The divisions may have been made partly on the basis of length : the two books of Samuel are more or less the same length .
Author: P. R. Ackroyd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The New English Bible translation, with introductory material and commentaries.
And on their way to Ramah , they met with certain maidens , who informed them that Samuel had just come to the city to a sacrificial feast , and on entering the city they met him on his way to the sacred eminence where the feast was ...
DRIVER , S.R. , Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel ( Oxford 21913 ) . > > > 9 ELLIGER , K. , and W. RUDOLPH ( eds . ) , Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia ( Stuttgart 1977 ) . ENGLERT , D. , The Peshitto of ...
Author: Craig Morrison
This study focuses on the character of the Syriac version of 1 Samuel (translation techniques, exegesis, and other characteristics) and its possible dependence on the LXX and Targum Jonathan. The relationship between this version and the Hebrew texts from Qumran is also investigated.
Author: William Oscar Emil OesterleyPublish On: 1943
The First Book of Samuel . Edited by the Very Rev. A. F. KIRKPATRICK , D.D. With Map . 25. net . ... The First and Second Books of the Kings . In the Authorised Version . Edited by the Rev. J. R. LUMBY , D.D. In one vol . With 5 Maps .
The first book of Samuel opens with hope and despair ( chaps . 1—6 ) . The stories of his birth and of his vision as a lad identify Samuel as a figure of promise . This portrait of expectation is heightened against a background of foul ...
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Dealing with each section of the canon, this book explains standard questions, paying special attention to where scholars agree and where they don't.
Author: Kenneth B. Alexander JDPublish On: 2013-10-07
Samuel. the. Prophet. and. School. of. Prophets. Samuel was the first real prophet to rule Israel. ... A main point ofthe Book is the unwise decision, accordingtoSamuel, of Israel todesire a King instead of allowing God to lead them.
Author: Kenneth B. Alexander JD
Samuel was the first real prophet to rule Israel. He had the unique ministry of being a prophet, a judge and a priest. He established schools of prophets, training young prophets for the purpose of guiding Israel. He, and his prophets, controlled the spiritual realm in Israel and no major decisions were made except by his consultation. When Israel clamored for a King to lead them Samuel anointed the first two Kings of Israel being Saul and David. When Saul proved to be a rebellious King, he anointed David while Saul was still reigning. When Saul proved unworthily to be King, Samuel befriended and protected David as Saul sought to kill him. He was a great man of God who lived his life in constant communication with the Lord and doing what was best for the nation.
Thornton, T. C. G. “Charismatic Kingship in Israel and Judah.” JTS 14 (1963): 1–11. Tsumura, David Toshio. “Bedan, a Copyist's Error?” VT 45 (1995): 123–123. ______. The First Book of Samuel. NICOT. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.
Author: Sara Kipfer
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
Power comprises one of the key topics of the book of Samuel. This theme encompasses tribal contentions, power differentials between religious authorities and kings, fathers and sons, men and women. The articles assembled here explore Israel's search for political identity and Samuel's critique of monarchy, the book's constructions of power and powerlessness, and the editors' and early audiences' postmonarchic reflections. Historical and social-scientific approaches to the book of Samuel find ancient Near Eastern parallels for the political organization of Israel and describe the social conditions under authoritarian regimes. Redactional approaches examine the diachronic development of Samuel's varying perceptions of monarchy, from that institution's inception through its entrenchment in Israelite and Judahite society, until it underwent a sudden, cataclysmic failure. And literary and theological approaches advocate for contemporary reconsideration and application of the book's more noble principles.
It was broken into two parts by the Greek translators of the Septuagint , who did the same by the book of Samuel and the book of Chronicles , which also at first were both single books . The division between 1 and 2 Kings is made in the ...