Building off his monumental commentary on 1 Samuel, Andrew Steinmann continues his work on this single Hebrew book with the Concordia Commentary on 2 Samuel. The Book of 2 Samuel begins with David being made King of Judah and then walks through his reign—including his defeat of the Philistines, his sins of adultery and murder, and the threats against his life.
Throughout the narrative of David’s life, the promise of the Son of David is proclaimed again and again. As the lowly shepherd from Bethlehem is anointed to be king of Israel, we are given a Christological type that foreshadows the life, ministry, and eternal reign of the crucified and risen Jesus. Even David’s notorious sins serve to demonstrate the forgiveness God freely bestows on us through David's Son and Lord.
Andrew Steinmann’s volume on 2 Samuel is a welcome addition to the outstanding Concordia Commentary series. As in his work on 1 Samuel, we find meticulous interaction with the Hebrew text, skillful exegesis, and mature theological insights, all undergirded by the belief that inspired Scripture is authoritative for faith, life, and practice.
—Robert B. Chisholm, Jr., Chair and Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
With its multiple textual, exegetical, historical, and literary problems, the book of 2 Samuel gives any would-be commentator a lot of work to do. As this volume makes clear, Dr. Steinmann has carefully done that work and presents the results here in a clear and accessible way. Unlike many other scholars and commentators, however, Dr. Steinmann is also “up front” about his faith commitments as a Lutheran Christian and unapologetic about mining 2 Samuel for its theological insights and its connections with the wider biblical narrative of both Testaments.
—Christopher Begg, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
What an accomplishment! Andrew Steinmann’s work on 2 Samuel is impressive in every sense. Brimming with relevant information, Steinmann’s work reveals the careful scholarship, sound exegesis, and theological sensibility that have come to characterize his writings. Scholars will appreciate his translation of the text, detailed textual notes, and a truly august bibliography. However, there is much here for the engaged pastor or student as well. Anyone seeking an aid in understanding the meaning and message of 2 Samuel will find Steinmann to be a sure and faithful guide.
—William R. Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, College of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri
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