In fact, the Greek title of these books--Douay Bible readers will recall--was 1 and 2 Paralipomenon, which means "omitted or passed over details." If you want to know what the books of Samuel
and Kings don't tell you about Israel's leaders, Chronicles is your watercooler.
Old Testament, Hebrew, and other scholars from Europe examine the deep rootedness of Biblical law in the Ancient Near Eastern legal tradition, the syntax of Biblical Aramaic, the latest edition of Lettinga's Hebrew grammar, the challenges of teaching Hebrew in a theology curriculum, the link between historical-linguistic descriptions of the origins of Hebrew and ancient Israel's history, and the relationship between Hebrew philology and Old Testament interpretation and texts from the books of Samuel
, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Hosea, as well as the "sons of God" in the non-Biblical texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The books of Samuel
tell us of David's life from the time he was a young shepherd boy until his death as a celebrated king of Israel.
The compilers and redactors of the Books of Samuel
fundamentally present an idealized David.
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.
He has individual volumes dedicated to Genesis, also later included in complete Five Books of Moses, the David Story covering the books of Samuel
, the Psalms, and now the wisdom literature.
Each one of the 13 psalms that are supplied with titles, says Johnson (Old Testament, United Theological Seminary, Ohio), refer to moments in the life of King David as recorded in the books of Samuel
, and the theme linking them is his encounter with danger.
The methodology of the commentary series and its application to the books of Samuel
is explained in detail in the introduction (pp.
(123) Sula reveals what Rosenberg calls "a complex scheme of historical causation and divine justice" in its resonance with the Books of Samuel
As this is the first full-length commentary on the books of Samuel
published in French since Dhorme's in 1910 its appearance is an occasion of some note, especially to the francophone public for biblical commentaries.
In all the parallel sections in this pericope, which the Chronicler takes from the books of Samuel
and Kings, he adds phrases and passages that relate explicitly how Jerusalem was actually chosen.
And while it is clear that the story of Ruth and Naomi depicts "how women loving women is itself an instrument of blessing and redemption," how can Ruth's being an ancestor of David possibly have influenced the latter's relationships with both his divine and his human lovers, when in fact the Book of Ruth was written significantly later than the First and Second Books of Samuel