1 & 2 Samuel by David G. Firth David Weston Baker Gordon J. Wenham Online

1 & 2 Samuel
Title : 1 & 2 Samuel
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ISBN : 9780830825080
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 614

The Bible is both a divine and a human book. It is the inspired word of God for his people, whether in biblical times or for the church today. It is also a fully human book, written by different people in a variety of cultural settings. Knowledge of biblical language and society is essential if the meaning of the human writer is to be grasped fully. The Apollos Old TestameThe Bible is both a divine and a human book. It is the inspired word of God for his people, whether in biblical times or for the church today. It is also a fully human book, written by different people in a variety of cultural settings. Knowledge of biblical language and society is essential if the meaning of the human writer is to be grasped fully. The Apollos Old Testament Commentary aims to take with equal seriousness the divine and human aspects of Scripture. It expounds the books of the Old Testament in a scholarly manner accessible to nonexperts, and shows the relevance of the Old Testament to modern readers. This commentary begins with anIntroduction, which gives an overview of the issues of date, authorship, sources and so on, but which also outlines more fully than usual the theology of 1 & 2 Samuel, and provides pointers toward its interpretation and contemporary application. The annotatedTranslation of the Hebrew text by the author forms the basis for the subsequent commentary. TheForm and Structure section examines the context of a passage, its use of rhetorical devices, and source and form-critical issues. TheComment section is a thorough, detailed exegesis of the historical and theological meaning of the passage. TheExplanation--the goal of the commentary--offers a full exposition of the theological message within the framework of biblical theology, and a commitment to the inspiration and authority of the Old Testament. Written by an international team of scholars, the commentaries are intended primarily to serve the needs of those who preach from the Old Testament. They are equally suitable for use by scholars and all serious students of the Bible.


1 & 2 Samuel Reviews

  • Dan

    1 & 2 Samuel is an Old Testament commentary, written by David G. Firth, published by IVP Academic. This commentary is a recent edition of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary Series with editors David W. Baker and Gordon J. Wenham, a series which is synonymous with excellent exegesis and superior application, this volume not only continues this legacy, but propels it to new heights. This volume is one of the most articulate and practical commentaries on two historical books of Holy Scripture [...]

  • Jimmy Reagan

    This commentary on two of the more exciting books of the Bible is a real asset to pastors and Bible students. Firth is becoming quite the prolific commentator of late and tackles here another historical book of the Bible (since he rightfully argues the two are one book).His Introduction is sufficient, and at 48 pages for a larger Bible book, it is quite succinct. While he writes well on genre and purpose, I couldn’t follow his thinking on authorship or sources–in fairness, it wasn’t radica [...]