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Antony F. Campbell - 1 Samuel

1 Samuel by Antony F. Campbell

Paperback
Tags: Paperback, Biblical Commentaries Old Testament, Book, Bible Studies and Daily Readings

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Genre: Bible Studies and Daily Readings
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 49567
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 0802860796
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Cat. Code: 9780802860798
Release Date: 01 Mar 2002

"Antony Campbell's analysis of 1 Samuel highlights both the literary development of the text itself and its meanings for its audience. A student of the Hebrew scriptures and their ancient context, Campbell shows modern readers the process of editing and reworking that shaped 1 Samuel's first form. As Campbell's study reveals, the tensions and contradictions that exist in the present text reflect a massive change in the way of life of ancient Israel. Samuel, the first prophet, here emerges to preside over the rise of Saul, Israel's first king, to be the agent of Saul's rejection, and to anoint David as Israel's next king and the first established head of a royal dynasty. The book of 1 Samuel captures the work of God within the interplay of sociopolitical forces, and Campbell fruitfully explores the text both as a repository of traditions of great significance for Israel and as a paradigm of Israel's use of narrative for theological expression."














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