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Westminster Bible Companion: First and Second Samuel


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The power of story as God's Word to the community of faith is never more clear than in the books of Samuel. Emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery fill the pages of these two biblical books. Eugene Peterson's commentary emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets and the social and cultural issues that concern us today.

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  • Explores the emotion, drama, complexity of character, and mystery found in the books of Samuel
  • Emphasizes the resonance and interplay between these stories of kings and prophets
  • Connects the historical books with the social and cultural issues that concern us today
  • Barren Hannah
  • Praying Hannah
  • Mother Hannah
  • Blessed Hannah
  • Samuel Grows Up
  • The Ark of God
  • Samuel Leads Israel
  • Samuel Establishes Saul as King
  • King Saul Fights the Philistines
  • Saul Fights the Amalekites
  • David Anointed King
  • David Joins Saul’s Court
  • Saul Turns against David
  • David’s Wilderness Years
  • The End of Saul
  • David Made King over Judah
  • David’s Civil War
  • David Consolidates Israel and Judah
  • David’s Sin with Bathsheba and Uriah
  • David’s Troubles with Sons and Others
  • David in Retrospect
  • Title: First and Second Samuel
  • Author: Eugene Peterson
  • Series: Westminster Bible Companion
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 1999
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 288
  • 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:WBCS09SA
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-10-26T20:54:00Z

Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018) was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He wrote more than thirty books, including his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, his memoir, The Pastor, and numerous works of biblical spiritual formation, including Run with the Horses, also available in a commemorative edition. Peterson was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for twenty-nine years before retiring in 1991. With degrees from Seattle Pacific, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, he served as professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, until retiring in Lakeside, Montana, in 2006.


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