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The First Book of Samuel : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - Peter A. Ackroyd

The First Book of Samuel

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

By: Peter A. Ackroyd (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th October 1971
ISBN: 9780521096355
Number Of Pages: 252

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Professor Ackroyd's introduction summarizes the place of the First Book of Samuel in the Old Testament canon, its relationship with history and its theological purpose.

The main divisions of the text are those provided by the New English Bible itself, but the text is further subdivided for the purposes of the commentary, which draws out the kind of significance indicated in the introduction. As in the series of Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the New English Bible New Testament, short passages of text and the editor's commentary are interspersed so that the reader does not have to refer to another part of the book to find the commentary.

A final brief section asks what is the theological message today of this account of the beginnings of the line of David, of Samuel's role as judge and Saul's as king.

List of maps and planp. x
The footnotes to the N.E.B. textp. xi
What the book is aboutp. 1
The divided 'book' of Samuelp. 1
The larger work to which the book of Samuel belongsp. 2
How did the book come to be written?p. 4
The purpose of the bookp. 6
History and interpretationp. 8
The first book of Samuel as a theological workp. 14
The text of the book and its interpretationp. 16
The birth and call of Samuelp. 18
The struggle with the Philistinesp. 46
Samuel judge over Israelp. 64
Saul anointed kingp. 69
Saul and Davidp. 130
Saul and his sons killedp. 208
The message of the bookp. 230
A Note on Further Readingp. 232
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780521096355
ISBN-10: 0521096359
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 30th October 1971
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.37 x 12.75  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3

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