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1 and 2 Samuel (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries | TOTC)

, 1988


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The stories of Samuel, Saul, and David are among the most memorable in the Old Testament. Yet the lives of these individuals are bound up in the larger story of God's purpose for his people. Looking beyond the well-known surface of these stories, Joyce Baldwin explores the meaning of the biblical history of Israel's vital transition from a confederation of tribes to nationhood under a king. This commentary provides an excellent introduction to the critical issues of authorship, date, composition and structure of Samuel, as well as an able discussion of its theological themes.

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  • Title: 1 and 2 Samuel: An Introduction and Commentary
  • Author: Joyce Baldwin
  • Series: Tyndale Commentaries
  • Volume: 8
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 1988
  • Logos Release Date: 2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. 1 Samuel › Commentaries; Bible. O.T. 2 Samuel › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:TOTC08SAUS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T08:51:19Z

The late Joyce G. Baldwin was Principal of Trinity College, Bristol.


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  3. Joseph Stickney
    An excellent introductory level volume on 1 & 2 Samuel. The author has the knack of making the books and her thoughts accessible but still offering fine insight. The introduction sets the Samuel books nicely into the broader history of the Biblical history of Israel. The explanation of the Deuteronomistic history was very useful. Much of the commentary was in depth and covered the passages both in insightful overviews and verse but verse, though there were times where the brevity of the volume showed and the commentary covered paragraphs instead of verses at a time. It is a credit to the author that I wished that she had an extra hundred pages to go deeper into every passage. In general the more important passages had the deeper commentary. When an unexpected question came up in Sunday School, I used Dr. Baldwin's explanation of how the Scriptures used certain story telling conventions to highlight important concepts inside history narratives. Since the question was on Genesis 1 & 2, I knew that what I had learned from her commentary was very useful indeed.


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