The David Story

A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393048032

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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One of the great characters of the Bible, and literature, is rendered fully in a new translation that includes historical and literary commentary
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The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393070255

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 4516

"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
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The David Story

A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320770

Category: Religion

Page: 410

View: 8017

"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999
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Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel

A Full Interpretation Based on Stylistic and Structural Analyses

Author: J. P. Fokkelman

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023221753

Category: Religion

Page: 796

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Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel is the vast undertaking to interpret all the material in Samuel. Everything that the text has to offer can only be understood and appreciated to the full, and its interpretation can only lay claim to full validity by means of an integral view. Therefore the author has developed a textual model which regards and covers the composition of the Samuel books as a hierarchy of twelve levels.The Hebrew text is the long section which inextricably interweaves the demise of king Saul and the rise of David into a subtle and complicated dialectic of election and rejection. The author's model of the 'semiotic scale' enables him to chart the different levels of the textual hierarchy and exactly determine the weight and range of action of each formal fact within the whole.
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Samuel

Tears of a Nation

Author: Daniel J. Drazen

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828017749

Category: Bible

Page: 185

View: 5038

In this sequel to Samuel: One Small Light, we journey along with the Old Testament prophet as he serves as a circuit judge and return with him to Shiloh, where God's glory once shone brightly, and watch as he ministers to bring his people back to God.
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The First Book of Samuel

Author: P. R. Ackroyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521096355

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 8263

The New English Bible translation, with introductory material and commentaries.
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Feminist Companion to Samuel-Kings

Author: Athalya Brenner-Idan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567231550

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 2244

A stimulating collection of studies by leading feminist scholars offering radical readings of the Old Testament books of Samuel and Kings. Although gender ideology may have been only a 'side issue' for the writers of these texts, the articles in this collection show that it is definitely a constituent of the general ideological framework of this section of Israel's historiography, and they explore the texts for women's lives, female voices, gendered types, and the presence of women in the written history. As Athalya Brenner states in her introduction to the volume, in looking at the presentation of women and femaleness in Samuel and Kings we 'encounter chiefly relational images': women are seen as daughters, mothers, queen mothers, and in their relations to kings and prophets.
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The First and Second Books of Samuel

Author: Meir Shalev

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861034

Category: Bibles

Page: 176

View: 1861

This volume presents the Old Testament book of Samuel, with an introduction by Meir Shalev. In two parts, the book tells the story of one of the most charismatic of Old Testament characters, King David and his meteoric rise and inevitable fall.
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Samuel

The Prophet

Author: F.B. Meyer

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 161958123X

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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From F.B. Meyer’s outstanding biographies series of the great Biblical figures of faith, here is the inspiring story of Samuel. Meyer shows how God used Samuel to lead Israel when the kingdom was in transition, and demonstrates how his life can be instructive to Christians today.
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The Second Book of Samuel

Author: Peter R. Ackroyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521097543

Category: Bibles

Page: 247

View: 3295

The New English Bible translation of the text, with an introduction and commentary.
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Samuel and the Deuteronomist

A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History Part Two: 1 Samuel

Author: Robert Polzin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253114273

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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"[Polzin's] book... will profoundly affect biblical scholarship for at least a generation." -- Frank Kermode "[A] suggestive and rich book, written in a clear and witty style." -- Marc Z. Brettler, The Journal of Religion "Literary commentary at its best." -- Adele Berlin
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1 Samuel

Author: David Jobling

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814650479

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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1 Samuel is a national autobiography of the Hebrew people. David Jobling reads 1 Samuel as a story that is complete in itself, although it is part of a much larger narrative. He examines it as a historical document in a double sense: (1) as a document originating from ancient Israel and (2) as a telling of the past. Organizing the text through the three interlocking themes of class, race, and gender, Jobling asks how this historical - and canonical - story relates to a modern world in which these themes continue to be of crucial importance. While drawing on the resources of biblical narratology," Jobling deviates from mainstream methodology. He adopts a "critical narratology" informed by such cultural practices as feminism and psychoanalysis. He follows a structuralist tradition which finds meaning more in the text's large-scale mythic patterns than in close reading of particular passages, and seeks methods specific to 1 Samuel rather than ones applicable to biblical narrative in general. David Jobling, PhD, is a professor of Old Testament language and literature at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon. He is a co-chair of the Ideological Criticism section of the Society of Biblical Literature and a member of The Bible and Culture Collective. "
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The First Book of Samuel

Author: William Garden Blaikie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 440

View: 3641

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Power Play

A Primer on the Second Book of Samuel

Author: Keith Bodner

Publisher: Clements Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781894667371

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 9722

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Samuel

a novel. Moroni's young warrior

Author: Clair Poulson

Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc

ISBN: 9781555035532

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 1163

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First and Second Samuel

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664238688

Category: Religion

Page: 374

View: 9267

Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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1 Samuel

Looking for a Leader

Author: John Woodhouse

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433520346

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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What kind of leaders should we follow? What kind of leaders should we be? And what does God have to do with it? These are some of the questions inherent in 1 Samuel, with its portrait of divine response to ancient Israel's leadership crisis. That crisis was met through three men-Samuel, Saul, and David-in ways that forever changed the character of Israel's leadership and clarified what God requires of his people and their leaders. As John Woodhouse demonstrates, 1 Samuel's biblical context provides serious reflection on our need for leadership and the failure of human leaders. But it also reveals God's answer for Israel, which turns out to be his answer for the whole world and for each of us individually. This perceptive commentary not only illumines Old Testament history but brilliantly points to the New Testament promise that was fulfilled in Jesus, our sovereign leader and Savior. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
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Second Book of Samuel

Author: Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 248

View: 8094

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1 Samuel

Author: Ralph W. Klein

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 9748

This is the leading scholarly commentary series firmly committed to Scripture as the Word of God. In this commentary, Dr. Klein uses the tools and techniques of historical criticism to interpret the final, deuteronomistic form of the book of Samuel. For each pericope, he supplies a bibliography, a fresh translation, and extensive text-critical notes. Because of the complex charater of the Masoretic Text, Dr. Klein gives extensive space to text-critical questions. Yet, readers with no dvanced skills in Hebrew or interest in textual criticism may pass over the Notes and fully understand the rest of the commentary.Dr. Klein has chosen a historical reading as the best way to describe what 1 Samuel meant to its original audience. He has also taken care to appreciate the aestheic qualities of the text and to read it as a whole, the way in which those who first read or heard 1 Samuel understood it. For this Second Edition of the work, Dr. Klein has made minor revisions to the text, and has updated the references and bibliographies.
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