2 Samuel (Paperback)

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2 Samuel, by Antony F. Campbell, S.J., is Volume VIII of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book in the Hebrew Bible. Fundamentally exegetical, the FOTL volumes examine the structure, genre, setting, and intention of each textual unit in question. They also study the history behind the form-critical discussion of the material, attempt to bring consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulas of the biblical literature, and expose the exegetical process so as to enable students and pastors to engage in their own analysis and interpretation of the Old Testament texts.

Beginning where he left off in his volume on 1 Samuel, Campbell unpacks the wealth of insight inherent in 2 Samuel by paying close attention to the literary structure of the book. Following a comprehensive introduction, the commentary carefully analyzes the major sections of 2 Samuel and each passage within them. In the process, Campbell reveals the diversity of views that existed in Israel's traditions, and he highlights the primacy of theology over history in Israel's thinking.

About the Author

Antony F. Campbell, SJ, (1934-2020) was professor of Old Testament at Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Australia. His other books include Joshua to Chronicles: An Introduction, God First Loved Us: The Challenge of Accepting Unconditional Love, and The Whisper of Spirit: A Believable God Today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802828132
ISBN-10: 0802828132
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 1st, 2005
Pages: 242
Language: English
Series: Forms of the Old Testament Literature