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Rather than recognizing how both he and the nation can benefit from David's capabilities, he regards David as a threat. The faithful have always cried out to the Lord for help in the face of evil and injustice. Psalms for Everyone, Part 1 John Goldingay. It is easy for a leader to make the mistake of going out alone, without counsel from God or from others. David joins the Philistines but continues secretly to champion his own people, until Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle at Mount Gilboa. But the fault does not lie only with the kings. These books, then, expose our sin, shame, and need for forgiveness and also point to the Great Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep, making such forgiveness possible.
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Although spiritual forgiveness is provided, the consequences of evil are still felt. To describe the establishment of the kingship whereas 1 Samuel portrayed the introduction of the kingship. The Masoretic postscript is at the end of 2 Samuel.
Esdras and Josephus refer to Samuel as a single work. The translators of the Septuagint divided the books due to their length when the vowels were added and renamed them 1 and 2 Kingdoms.
Jerome followed the same divisions but changed their names to 1 and 2 Kings, but later versions of the Vulgate reverted to Samuel again. This view deduces a post-exilic author from an imposed purpose of compiling and editing a history of Israel on the basis of the theology of a late Deuteronomy. Archer, Jr. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction , revised edition, ; see for a good discussion of alleged discrepancies in 1 and 2 Samuel. Rather than picturing David in his last days, unable to cope with the fratricidal struggle for the throne, Samuel ends with David much as he was, a man capable of great sin, but unequaled in his repentance and desire to please God, providing the place where God's glorious manifestation to Israel would be housed in the near future by the man of God's own choosing, his son Solomon 2 Samuel: Exegetical Outline and Selected Analysis, a paper submitted for the course Seminar in Old Testament Historical Literature, It is the king himself not his son or sons who is responsible for the turmoil to come.
So strife refers to the experience of David yet the fact of strife within the house implies the continuation of the house. And amidst the presence of strife for David is also the issue of the successor of David who will thus come under the Davidic covenant promises. Thus the judgment is personal but not political 2 Samuel: Synopsis and Selected Analysis, unpublished class notes in Seminar in Old Testament Historical Literature, Pinto writes, Yahweh both judges evil within the nation and delivers His chosen people chastening David and removing unworthy candidates to the throne, while granting Israel not only respite from foreign oppression, but dominion over former enemies so that Israel can experience full covenant blessing 2 Samuel: Exegetical Outline and Selected Analysis, a paper submitted for the course Seminar in Old Testament Historical Literature, Spring , Written after David's reign, the book selects and arranges the narratives of historical events to both highlight the blessing and cursing in David's kingdom.
The blessing of the covenant becomes the basis of hope while the cursing of David directs that hope to the future. The Place Where Everyone is Welcome. You are here Home. Textual Design of First Samuel: A. Author: 1. There are many theories about the authorship of First Samuel 1 including the Deuteronomic history held by many scholars today 2 2. The Talmud names Samuel as the author, 3 but this is hardly probable since he dies in chapter 25 The naming probably relates to the role he played in the first 25 chapters of this history 4.
The Hebrew canon places the work under the former prophets giving a possible clue to at least the role of its author, if not also its sources a. Israel and Judah are distinguished ; ; 2. However, there does not seem to be any indication in the text that the northern kingdom had fallen 4. The Canonical Shape of 1 and 2 Samuel: 5 A. The Hebrew bible regarded 1 and 2 Samuel as two volumes of a single book 1. This was also true of 1 and 2 Kings 2. Josephus recognized the Hebrew canon to have 22 books 6 thus seeing 1 and 2 Samuel as one book B. When one considers that 1 and 2 Samuel were regarded as two volumes of a single book in the Hebrew Bible, one may consider their outline to be continuous: 7 1.