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The Theology of the Book of Samuel

John Goldingay

The Old Testament book of Samuel is an intriguing narrative that offers an account of the origin of the monarchy in Israel. It also deals at length with the fascinating stories of Saul and David. In this volume, John Goldingay works through the book, exploring the main theological ideas as they emerge in the narratives about Samuel, Saul, and David, as well as in the stories of characters such as Hannah, Michal, Bathsheba, and Tamar. Goldingay brings out the key ideas about God and God's involvement in the lives of people, and their involvement with him through prayer and worship. He also delves into the mystery and complexity of human persons and their roles in events. Goldingay's study traces how God pursues his purpose for Israel and, ultimately, for the world in these narratives. It shows how this pursuit is interwoven with the realities of family, monarchy, war, love, ambition, loss, failure, and politics.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: May 9th, 2024
  • Pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.63in - 0.99lb
  • EAN: 9781009519748
  • Categories: Biblical Studies - Old Testament - General

About the Author

Goldingay, John: - John Goldingay is an Anglican priest and former Principal of St. John's Theological College, Nottingham, and Emeritus David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is the author of Old Testament Theology and commentaries on a number of biblical books.