1 and 2 Samuel: an introduction and commentary
Recipient of a 1990 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award! The stories of Samuel, Saul and David are among the most memorable in the Old Testament. Yet the lives of these individuals are wound up in the larger story of God's purpose for his people. Looking beyond the well-known surface of these stories Joyce Baldwin explores the meaning of the biblical history of Israel's vital transition from a confederation of tribes to nationhood under a king.Bible students at all levels will find that this commentary provides an excellent introduction to the critical issues of authorship, date, composition and structure of Samuel, as well as an able discussion of its theological themes. Written in a clear and straightforward style, here is a worthy addition to the acclaimed Tyndale Commentary Series.
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A good value.User Review - RICHARD HOLT - Christianbook.com
Baldwin is an Evangelical writer whose work is always helpful. This book is no exception. It is very brief, but serves as a great aid to personal study and/or lesson preparation. It is enlightening ... Read full review
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