I Samuel

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Doubleday, 1980 - Religion - 474 pages
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I Samuelis Volume 8 in the  Anchor Bible series of new, book-by book  translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. In  his series debut, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., has  written a volume of interest and value to both the  scholar and the general  reader. McCarter's treatment ofI Samuel  consists  of: Introduction: review of the literary problems and  historical circumstances surrounding the writing of  the  book. Translation: fresh and authoratative, this new  translation ofI Samuelfully utilizes  for the first time ancient manuscript fragments  found at Qumran. Textual  Notes: for the scholar, technical  information on the texts used in the  translation. Notes: for the untrained  reader, descriptions of people, places, customs,  and unusual features of the  language. Commentary: an explanatory  summary of each passage of  translation. Maps: illustrating the book's  dramatic events.

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