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A Key to the Books of Samuel


Thomas Murby 1881

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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.

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Key Features

  • Includes intelligent narration
  • Contains a breakdown of Samuel into six principal divisions
  • Provides concise notes that present the important facts


  • Introduction
  • Part I.
    • Judicature of Eli
    • Judicature of Samuel
    • Reign of Saul
    • David’s Triumphs
    • David’s Domestic Troubles
    • David’s Restoration, etc.
    • Battles of Saul, Jonathan, and David
  • Part II.
    • Notes, Critical and Explanatory
    • Geographical Index of the Principal Places Mentioned
    • Signification of Names of Persons and Places Mentioned
    • Examination Papers
    • Sketch of David’s Wanderings and Plan of Jerusalem to Face Title Page

Praise for the Print Edition

Invaluable to students . . .

Educational Guide

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


Product Details

  • Title: A Key to the Books of Samuel
  • Author: R. O. Thomas
  • Publisher: Thomas Murby
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 96

About R. O. Thomas

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.