1 & 2 Samuel: A Theological Commentary on the Bible by David H. Jensen

By David H. Jensen

"The episodes in 1 and a couple of Samuel are notable of their depiction of human characters—priests, squaddies, kings, prophets, and royal advisers—but additionally major in how they narrate the valuable personality of this background, the God of Israel. heritage, in those books, isn't easily an accounting of royal intrigue, army battles, and socio-economic fight however the degree upon which God finds God's very self. First and moment Samuel relay the most memorable vignettes in all Scripture—the name of Samuel, David's conflict with Goliath, and David's seizure of Bathsheeba as his wife—and detect in them the hand of God."
—from the introduction

First and moment Samuel describe the beginnings of monarchy in historical Israel and introduce us to exciting characters: Samuel—prophet, priest, and decide; Saul—the tragic determine who turns into Israel's first king; and David—Saul's celebrated successor and Israel's key chief whose impact persevered for generations. yet as Jensen makes transparent in his ultimate statement, there's one other determine who's a relevant personality: God. all through his theologically wealthy remedy of those biblical books, Jensen explores what makes those texts vital for us. He means that we learn 1 and a pair of Samuel simply because they show the complexities of the human individual; the ambiguities of our social preparations as countries; and God's corporation in a conflicted international. Jensen notes that as we're formed by way of and grapple with the biblical tales, we're invited to discover our personal tales inside of them. "What retains us coming again to faith," he says, "is its tales: tales that inform the reality in regards to the human situation, our shared company existence, and the lifestyles God supplies to the world."

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