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1 & 2 Samuel by Mary J. Evans (Paperback, 1995)

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1 & 2 Samuel by Mary J. Evans

Identifying three streams of concern in the books of Samuel (politics, people, and preaching), Mary Evans demonstrates how each of these manifests itself in the underlying and unifying theme of power-and powerlessness. She then uses this concept of power as a fascinating matrix for interpreting the events God ordains and the characters God uses in biblical history.

Evans defends her case for the unity of the books that we divide into 1 and 2 Samuel with a sensitivity to the composition of the text and the intentionality of the various "writers" who had a hand in bringing the different accounts together.

The discussion interacts with the parallel material in Chronicles and Kings and recognizes the importance of the themes of covenant and law, especially from the Deuteronomic perspective. The commentary, with its additional notes, also includes a good breadth of references to scholarly debate and discussion on various issues.

Evans brings the often theologically difficult text of Samuel and the complex characters of Samuel, Saul, David, and others into sharp focus for the contemporary reader while offering fresh insights and perspectives on the ancient text.


Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14 x 1.7 | 416g

Publication Date: 01 Sep 1995

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Imprint: Baker Books

Publication City/Country: Michigan, United States

Language: English

ISBN10: 0801046203

ISBN13: 9780801046209


Condition: Very Good

A vintage book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor (barely noticeable) scuff marks along the edges. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.