Samuel and the Deuteronomist: First Samuel Pt. 2

Samuel and the Deuteronomist: First Samuel Pt. 2 : A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History

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'[Polzin's] new book ...will profoundly affect biblical scholarship for at least a generation' - Frank Kermode. 'One of the most enjoyable books on the Bible that I have read...[A] suggestive and rich book, written in a clear and witty style' - Marc Z. Brettler, "The Journal of Religion". 'Nothing short of brilliant. A major contribution to biblical poetics in general as well as an exegesis of lasting importance' - Edward Greenstein. 'Rarely does one encounter such a straightforward and even-handed engagement with modern biblical scholarship as Polzin's, and rarely does one find such judicious interpretations as his...Literary commentary at its best' - Adele Berlin. '[Polzin] puts forth a powerful, meticulously documented reading that makes one think twice about the atomistic conclusions of modern biblical scholarship...Every serious student of the Bible should look at [this]' - Robert Alter.Commentary like its predecessor, "Moses and the Deuteronomist", this book, a reading of 1 Samuel, argues that a persuasive literary history of Deuteronomy through 2 Kings cannot be written without taking into account the literary artfulness and ideological brilliance that pervade this history's more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Indiana Univ PR ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208491
  • 9780253208491
  • 985,354

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Hannah and Her Son: A Parable (1:1-4:1a) 2. Ark in Exile: The Parable Continues (4:1b-7:17) 3. The Monarchy Begins (8:1-12:25) 4. Saul Among the Baggage (13:1-15:35) 5. The Appearance of David (16:1-19:24) 6. The KingOs Fugitive (20:1-23:28) 7. Providential Delays (24:1-26:25) 8. Saul and His Sons: The End (27:1-31:13) Notes Subject Index Scripture Indexshow more

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