A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

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Canon Press, 2003 - Religion - 307 pages
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Samuel. Saul. David. Goliath. Jonathan. When we think of 1 & 2 Samuel, these names and the stories that make them memorable generally come to mind. But these narratives are more than mere history. Peter Leithart offers here a typological reading of 1 & 2 Samuel as a unified book. By giving careful attention to the book's literary structures and its patterns of types and antitypes, Leithart unveils the symbolic world of Samuel's cumulative and cohesive story. His reading enhances our understanding of New Testament Christology while at the same time giving us a framework for applying the Old Testament to our own lives.

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Review: A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Good textual insights, though I disagree with some conclusions. But I'll read Samuel differently as a result if this book. Read full review

Review: A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

User Review  - Katherine Kirkpatrick - Goodreads

A very helpful resource for better understanding 1 and 2 Samuel. There is much information here that even a thorough reader would probably not notice without such guidance. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge) is senior fellow of theology and literature at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of numerous books, including A House for My Name: A Survey of the Old Testament, Against Christianity, and 1 & 2 Kings in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. He is also a contributing editor for Touchstone.

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