The message of Samuel : personalities, potential, politics, and power / Mary J. Evans.

Author
Evans, Mary J. [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Εdition
Revised edition.
Published/​Created
Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, an imprint of Inter-Varsity Press, 2022.
Description
xiv, 275 pages : map ; 21 cm.

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In the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, we witness the transition of Israel from tribal confederacy to established monarchy. And, as Mary Evans shows in this passage-by-passage commentary, during such a transition questions of identity and power are unavoidable. In the aftermath of the decline, of the judges, priests abuse their priestly priviledges; Israelites covet the centralized authority of their ungodly neighbors; and a throne is won, forsaken, redeemed, lost, and found again. Throughout this era we see, hidden behind the faults and failings of Israel's nesst and brightest, the faithfulness of a God who looks on the heart and direcs the path of every king and kingdom.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages xiii-xiv).
Contents
  • Hannah: powerless woman (1 Samuel 1-4)
  • Samuel: reluctant kingmaker (1 Samuel 4-8)
  • Saul: majesty and mania (1 Samuel 9-15)
  • David: young 'pretender' (1 Samuel 16-24)
  • David: exalted nationalist (1 Samuel 25-31)
  • David: in control (2 Samuel 1-5)
  • David: in covenant (2 Samuel 6-10)
  • David: out of control? (2 Samuel 14-20)
  • Filling the gaps? (2 Samuel 21-24).
Other title(s)
Samuel
ISBN
  • 1789743737
  • 9781789743739
  • 1514004690 (paperback)
  • 9781514004692 (paperback)
OCLC
1273478778
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