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Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Books of Samuel (11 vols.)

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The Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Books of Samuel (11 vols.) offers some of the most significant classical studies on the books of Samuel from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With notable authors such as W. O. E. Oesterley, Loring W. Batten T. Boston Johnstone, and John Cumming, Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Books of Samuel (11 vols.) contains over 2,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and practical application. The twelve volumes contained in the Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Books of Samuel (11 vols.) have had an enduring impact on Old Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy access to this wealth of significant scholarship.

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  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Books of Samuel (11 vols.)
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 2,638
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The First Book of Samuel

  • Author: W. O. E. Oesterley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 192

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Concisely examining the authorship, composition, canonization, and original text of First Samuel, W. O. E. Oesterly provides thorough exposition of the text. Systematically conveying the spiritual and moral state of Israel in the text, Oesterley utilizes the Septuagint, Peshitta, Latin Vulgate, and Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia for semantic and philological comparison. The author provides extensive notes for critical explanation and analysis of key topics.

W. O. E. Oesterley (1866–1950) was educated at Brighton College, Jesus College, and West Theological College. Oesterley went on to become Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies at King's College, London. He is the author of many titles including: The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus, The Epistle to Philemon, and The Doctrine of the Last Things: Jewish and Christian.

A Commentary on the First Book of Samuel

  • Author: Loring W. Batten
  • Publisher: Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 236

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Loring W. Batten's A Commentary on the First Book of Samuel provides critical exegesis on the book of First Samuel that combines thorough exposition, semantic evaluation and pragmatics, and explanatory notes. Batten covers the scope and composition of the text within historical context.

This is a worthy addition to the Bible for Home and School. The notes are always to the point . . . and the composite character of the book is clearly brought out both in the commentary proper and in the brief but well-written Introduction.

The Homiletic Review

Loring W. Batten (1859—1946) was Professor of the Literature and Interpretation of the Old Testament, General Theological Seminary in New York and a former chairman of the Society for Biblical Scholarship (1928).

Analysis of the First Book of Samuel

  • Author: Lewis Hughes
  • Publisher: John Heywood
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 160

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Expositionally moving through the book of First Samuel, Lewis Hughes provides comprehensive commentary that elucidates semantic meaning, colloquial language, textual composition, and the scope of biblical history covered. Hughes conveys the text in such a way as to combine succinct clarification and a forbearance of pedantic language.

Unlike many 'Manuals,' the present book will prove a good help . . . it is conceived in a teacher's spirit.

The Schoolmaster

Lewis Hughes was Professor at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge.

Studies in the First Book of Samuel

  • Author: Herbert Lockwood Willett
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 356

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Originally intended as a textbook for the study of First Samuel, Hebert Lockwood Willett offers sound exegesis coupled with end-of-chapter questions for critical application and reflection. Willett's commentary is structured to provide exhortation of the text, familiarization with the original language, and an overview of key events found in First Samuel.

A double purpose is however served by Dr. Willett's book on Samuel; the pupil not only has a fascinating introduction to this book and to its many exciting events, but he is brought face to face with many of his own ethical and religious problems . . .

Book Review Digest

Herbert Lockwood Willett (1864—1944) was educated at Bethany College, Yale University, University of Berlin, and the University of Chicago. Willett went on to become Professor of Semitic Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago and Minister of Memorial Church of Christ, Chicago.

Analysis of the Second Book of Samuel

  • Author: T. Boston Johnstone
  • Publisher: John Heywood
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 220

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Focused on connecting the narrative portions of Second Samuel together—chronologically and historically—T. Boston Johnstone provides exposition of the text. Johnstone also includes relevant map sets and examination questions for further clarification and study.

T. Boston Johnstone was Professor at St. Andrews in Scotland. He is also the author of a number of commentaries on Old Testament books.

A Key to the Books of Samuel

  • Author: R. O. Thomas
  • Publisher: Thomas Murby
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 96

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Originally compiled as a study-guide for University examinations, A Key to the Books of Samuel provides concise exposition that explicates authorship, historical context, semantic meaning, and parallel structure across books. R. O. Thomas draws upon extra-biblical sources such as Jospehus to further clarify key events.

Invaluable to students . . .

Educational Guide

The style is clear, and the explanations full and judicious.


R. O. Thomas is the author of many titles including A Synopsis of [J.] Butler's Analogy of Religion, An Outline of Paley's Evidences of Christianity, England under the Normans, and England Under the Tudors.

Sabbath Morning Readings on the Old Testament: The First and Second Books of Samuel

  • Author: John Cumming
  • Publisher: Arthur Hall, Virture, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 465

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Written as a collection of studies to be read on Sunday mornings, John Cumming offers extensive commentary on books of Samuel with regard for Israel's covenant. Moving chapter-to-chapter, Cumming seeks to elucidate the key principles, truths, and lessons found in the books of Samuel.

The expositions are clear, vigorous, and strongly evangelical. There is little to which the critic can take exceptional there is much, very much, to edify and instruct the candid reader. We are very glad to give these expositions very sincere commendation and to wish for them an extended circulation.

The Baptist Magazine

John Cumming was Minister of the Scottish National Church at Crown Court.

Alternative Readings in the Hebrew of the Books of Samuel

  • Author: Otto H. Bostrom
  • Publisher: Augustana Book Concern
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 79

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Examining the books of Samuel in a distinctive manner—according to semantic variation in the original Hebrew—Otto H. Bostrom discusses the intended meaning of the text, and the implications of the varying translations. Although focusing on the original Hebrew, the author also draws upon the Septuagint, Peshitta, Latin Vulgate, and various targums for semantic and literary comparison. Presenting several theories on omission and transposition errors, Bostrom still asserts the theopneustic nature of the text.

Otto H. Bostrom was Director of the Wennerberg Male Chorus from 1918—1920, and a Representative for the National Cutkeran Council.

Samuel the Prophet

  • Author: F. B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date:
  • Pages: 280

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In Samuel the Prophet, F. B. Meyer discusses the critical themes embedded in the text of First Samuel—in context of Israel's transition to a central government. Meyer's commentary conveys the ramifications of Israel's partiality to obedience of the Lord, and explicitly views this as a period of dispensation for Israel.

F. B. Meyer (1847—1929) was educated at Brighton College, University of London, and Regent's Park College. Meyer was well known for his friendship with Dwight L. Moody, as well as authoring over forty titles.

Samuel and Saul: Their Lives and Times

  • Author: William J. Deane
  • Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph and Company
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 236

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Examining the roles of Samuel and Saul in Israel, William J. Deane offers comprehensive exposition of the text with regard for key themes and events. Moving chapter-by-chapter the author provides historical context of key events, analysis of Israel's propensity to fall away from the law, and the transition into monarchical rule.

The whole style of treatment is careful and suggestive. The writer avails himself of the labors of English and Continental commentators, so that the reader of this book will have the fullest lights that modern research has thrown on the subject. Such a book will be a distinct acquisition . . .

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review

William J. Deane was Rector of Ashan, Essex.

Saul, the First King of Israel: A Scripture Study

  • Author: Joseph Augustus Miller
  • Publisher: John Snow
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 318

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Covering in detail the text of First and Second Samuel, Joseph August Miller explicates the text with the purpose of practical application of critical themes—exempli gratia: exemplification of faith, humility, repentance, and obedience. Drawing attention to the intent of the heart rather than the profession of religion and mores, Miller offers insightful and exegetical commentary on the moral state of Israel in the time of Saul.

This is the most interesting and instructive volume. The character and the history of Saul form a striking and affecting study; although, as our author remarks, 'in comparison with the other scripture memoirs, but little has been written on this piece of biography.' With great minuteness, and force, and beauty, he brings out the chief points in the career of the first monarch of Israel; and at the same time makes the narrative of outward events serve as a key to unlock the chambers of his inner being.

The Eclectic Review

Joseph Augustus Miller was educated at Highbury College before being ordained minister of Queen-Street Chapel in Sheffield.