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Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. Notes at the close of each chapter provide additional textual and technical comments for those who want to dig deeper. A bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes are also included. Pastors, students, and Bible teachers will find in this series a commitment to accessibility without sacrificing serious scholarship.
The book of 1 and 2 Samuel tell the story of an important time in Israel's history--the beginning of the monarchy under Saul and the rise and reign of King David. It's a story of individual people as they relate to God. It's also a story of politics and, as this commentary shows, the dynamics of power, including its use and abuse.
About the Author:
Mary J. Evans is lecturer in Old Testament and director of the Christian Life and Ministry course at the London Bible College. Her publications include Women in the Bible and Prophets of the Lord, and she is an editor of the Study Bible for Women: The New Testament.