By S.J. Antony F. Campbell
1 Samuel is quantity VII of The types of the outdated testomony Literature, a sequence that goals to offer a form-critical research of each publication and every unit within the Hebrew Bible. essentially exegetical, the FOTL volumes research the constitution, style, environment, and purpose of the biblical literature in query. additionally they learn the background at the back of the form-critical dialogue of the fabric, try to convey consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulation of the biblical literature, and reveal the exegetical procedure with a view to allow scholars and pastors to interact of their personal research and interpretation of the previous testomony texts. Antony Campbell's beneficial form-critical research of one Samuel highlights either the literary improvement of the textual content itself and its meanings for its viewers. a talented pupil of the Hebrew scriptures and their historical context, Campbell exhibits glossy readers the method of modifying and transforming that formed 1 Samuel's ultimate shape. As Campbell's examine unearths, the tensions and contradictions that exist within the current textual content replicate a big swap within the lifestyle of historic Israel. Samuel, the 1st prophet, right here emerges to preside over the increase of Saul, Israel's first king, to be the agent of Saul's rejection, and to anoint David as Israel's subsequent king and the 1st tested head of a royal dynasty. The e-book of one Samuel captures the paintings of God inside this interaction of sociopolitical forces, and Campbell fruitfully explores the textual content either as a repository of traditions of serious importance for Israel and as a paradigm of Israel's use of narrative for theological expression.
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Prophetic: emergence of monarchy 7:2-16:13 1. Arrival of Saul and the new institution of monarchy 7:2-12:25 2. Dismissal of Saul and beginning of David's arrival 13:1-16:13 II. Political moves to establish David as king 1 Sam 16:142 Sam 8:18 A. Tension between Saul as king and David as anointed 1 Sam 16:14-31:13 1. David at the court of Saul 16:14-21:1 (NRSV, 20:42) 2. Open rupture between David and Saul 21:2 (NRSV, 21:1)-27:12 28:1-31:13 3. Ultimate failure of Saul 2 Sam 1 - 4 B. Civil war in Israel C.
Preparations for David's emergence as king-to-be 1 Sam 1:1-16:13 A. Prophetic: arrival of Samuel on the national scene 1:1 —4:1 ;r B. Liturgical: departure of the ark from the national scene 4:lb-7:l C. Prophetic: emergence of monarchy 7:2-16:13 1. Arrival of Saul and the new institution of monarchy 7:2-12:25 2. Dismissal of Saul and beginning of David's arrival 13:1-16:13 II. Political moves to establish David as king 1 Sam 16:142 Sam 8:18 A. Tension between Saul as king and David as anointed 1 Sam 16:14-31:13 1.
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