First and Second Samuel

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The power of story as God's word to the community of faith is never more clear than in the books of Samuel. Emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery fill the pages of these two biblical books. Eugene Peterson's commentary emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets and the social and cultural issues that concern us today.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to ...

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Overview

The power of story as God's word to the community of faith is never more clear than in the books of Samuel. Emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery fill the pages of these two biblical books. Eugene Peterson's commentary emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets and the social and cultural issues that concern us today.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664255237
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2004
  • Series: Westminster Bible Companion Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,287,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author


Eugene H. Peterson is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of many best-selling books.
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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Story of Hannah: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10 11
1 Barren Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:1-8 15
2 Praying Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:9-18 18
3 Mother Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:19-28 21
4 Blessed Hannah, 1 Samuel 2:1-10 24
Pt. 2 The Story of Samuel: 1 Samuel 2:11-12:25 29
5 Samuel Grows Up, 1 Samuel 2:11-4:1a 33
6 The Ark of God, 1 Samuel 4:1b-7:2 41
7 Samuel Leads Israel, 1 Samuel 7:3-8:22 50
8 Samuel Establishes Saul as King, 1 Samuel 9-12 59
Pt. 3 The Story of Saul as King: 1 Samuel 13-15 73
9 King Saul Fights the Philistines, 1 Samuel 13-14 77
10 Saul Fights the Amalekites, 1 Samuel 15 84
Pt. 4 The Story of Saul and David's Rivalry: 1 Samuel 16-31 89
11 David Anointed King, 1 Samuel 16:1-13 93
12 David Joins Saul's Court, 1 Samuel 16:14-18:5 95
13 Saul Turns against David, 1 Samuel 18:6-20:42 102
14 David's Wilderness Years, 1 Samuel 21-30 109
15 The End of Saul, 1 Samuel 31 133
Pt. 5 The Story of David as King: 2 Samuel 1-24 135
16 David Made King over Judah, 2 Samuel 1:1-2:11 139
17 David's Civil War, 2 Samuel 2:12-4:12 147
18 David Consolidates Israel and Judah, 2 Samuel 5-10 156
19 David's Sin with Bathsheba and Uriah, 2 Samuel 11-12 180
20 David's Troubles with Sons and Others, 2 Samuel 13-20 190
21 David in Retrospect, 2 Samuel 21-24 242
Works Cited 269
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