The Second Book of Samuel
Like the other volumes of the Cambridge Bible Commentary, this contains an introduction followed by the text of the New English Bible divided into sections. Each section of the text is followed by the commentary upon it. The Second Book of Samuel tells how David took full control of both the northern and southern Hebrew kingdoms and consolidated his power throughout the region. Professor Ackroyd's commentary concentrates on interpretation rather than historical reconstruction, and part of his introduction dealing with the theological significance of the Books of Samuel relates the religious tradition stemming from the Bible to present-day ways of thinking.
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Abiathar Abishai Abner Absalom Ahimaaz Ahithophel Amasa Ammonites Amnon anointed Araunah Asahel B.V. marg Bahurim battle behold Book of Samuel brother children of Ammon David said unto David sent David's reign death Deut Edom enemies Geshur Gibeon God's Hadadezer hand hath Hebron Hittite house of Saul Hushai Ish-bosheth Israel Jehovah Jerusalem Joab Joab's Jordan Josh Judah king David king said unto king's kingdom Kings viii lord the king Mahanaim Mephibosheth murder Nathan nation note on ch Philistines probably prophet punishment reading Saul's saying Sept Sheba shekels shew Shimei slain slew smote Solomon sons Syrians Tamar thine thou hast thou shalt thy servant took tribes unto David unto the king unto thee Uriah Uriah the Hittite Wherefore word xvii xviii xxii xxiii xxiv xxvii xxxi xxxii Zadok Zeruiah Ziba Zobah