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1 & 2 Samuel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
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1 & 2 Samuel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition


Beacon Hill 2013

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The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool that equips you to study and meditate on God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insightful scholarship to help you unlock Scripture’s deeper truths and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book studied. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the twenty-first century.

The books of Samuel constitute an important part of the larger literacy work that extends from Joshua through Kings, which modern scholars refer to as the Deuteronomistic History. These books provide a vital literary and historical link in the Bible’s overall presentation of Israel’s past.

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Key Features

  • Provides clear verse-by-verse explanations that offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language
  • Contains comprehensive annotation divided into three sections:
    • Background elements behind the text
    • Verse-by-verse details and meanings
    • Significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application
  • Includes insight into theological issues, word meanings, archaeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more


  • General Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Commentary
    • First Samuel
      • The Premonarchial Period in Israel: Samuel and the Ark Narratives
        • The Birth of Samuel
        • Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving
        • Eli and His Sons
        • Samuel’s Dream Theophany
        • The Capture of the Ark of the Covenant
        • Samuel as Judge
      • The Emergence of the Monarchy in Israel: Saul, Israel’s First King
        • Israel Asks for a King
        • Saul Chosen as King
        • Saul Defeats the Ammonites
        • Samuel’s Farewell Address
        • Saul’s Shortcomings and Downfall
      • David’s Rise to Kingship
        • David’s Anointing and David at Saul’s Court
        • David and Goliath
        • David and Saul’s Household
        • David’s Flight from Saul
        • David Encounters Saul in the Wilderness
        • David among the Philistines
      • Second Samuel
        • David’s Rise to Kingship cont.
          • The Second Report of the Death of Saul and David’s Lament over the Death of Saul and Jonathan
          • David as Ruler over Judah
          • David Becomes King over Israel
          • David and the Ark of the Covenant
          • God Makes a Covenant with David
          • David’s Wars and Administration
        • The Succession to the Throne of David
          • David’s Dealings with the House of Saul
          • David and Hanun
          • David and Bathsheba
          • The Rape of Tamar and the Murder of Amnon
          • David’s Flight from Jerusalem and His Return
    • The Appendixes

Product Details

  • Title: 1 & 2 Samuel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
  • Author: Kevin J. Mellish
  • Series: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 304

About Kevin J. Mellish

Kevin J. Mellish has taught biblical literature at Olivet Nazarene University since 2004. He received his BA from Olivet Nazarene University, MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and MPhil and DPhil from Claremont Graduate University. Previously, he served in the Ontario-Montclair School District and as an associate pastor at Ontario First Church of the Nazarene.

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