This not only conveys the sheer size of the implement, but also reveals an exotic form of weaponry that was utterly new and foreign to the author of the Books of Samuel
, as Yigael Yadin pointed out:
Norin also describes in detail the well-known increase of YHWH-names in the books of Samuel
and Kings and in prophetical books like Jeremiah, while the El-names again become more frequent in the books of Chronicles.
Anyone even passingly familiar with the Hebrew Bible's account of David's life in the books of Samuel
, Kings and Chronicles knows the highlights: the slaying of Goliath, the unifying of the Israelites after the death of King Saul and his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon.
In the books of Samuel
and Chronicles, the relationship between human and divine agency is often a matter of degree.
The books of Samuel
, which report the lives of Samuel, Saul, and David, finally introduce monarchy.
In the Books of Samuel
Jonathan is forced into a confrontation with his father King Saul after eating honey in violation of a rash oath Saul made (14:24-47).
The story conies from the books of Samuel
in the Old Testament about David and his friend Jonathan, the son of King Said, after the better-known tale of David killing the giant Goliath.
Auld has defended this hypothesis in a number of previous publications and now works out how this affects the composition and meaning of the books of Samuel
The books of Samuel
, Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah describe the hundreds of singers and songs that were part of Israel's worship, and there are nearly 300 references to songs and singers throughout the Bible.
The lectionary draws heavily on the two books of Samuel
, not surprisingly because David is believed to prefigure Christ.
Untamable texts; literary studies and narrative theory in the books of Samuel
Furthermore, I want to add here that the temple itself was never built, simply because the biblical figures of Solomon and David before him never existed, nor did the kingdom mentioned in the first and second books of Samuel
, as well as the first and second books of Kings.