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The First Book of Samuel


Cambridge University Press 1913

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The First Book of Samuel examines 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.

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Key Features

  • Includes an informative and extensive introduction
  • Provides ample notation
  • Utilizes multiple translations of the text to further understanding


  • Introduction
    • The Title of the Book
    • The Place of the Book in the Canon
    • The Contents of the Book
    • Authorship and Sources
    • Date
    • The Septuagint
  • Text and Notes
  • Index of Subjects
  • Map

Product Details

  • Title: The First Book of Samuel
  • Author: W. O. E. Oesterley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 192

About W. O. E. Oesterley

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.

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