Item description for Focus on the Bible - 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Focus on the Bible Commentaries) by Dale Ralph Davis...
Overview Davis brings cultural and historical color to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor's heart for personal application. You will find a point of contact with the lives of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David as Davis answers the question 'What does God seek when he looks on the heart?' Davis presents simple exposition of the literary and theological character of the text in a bright and fascinating way.
Publishers Description Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor's heart for personal application. You will find a point of contact with the lives of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David as Davis answers the question 'What does God seek when he looks on the heart?' Davis presents simple exposition of the literary and theological character of the text in a bright and fascinating way.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 20, 2010
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
Series Focus On The Bible
ISBN 1857925165 ISBN13 9781857925166
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More About Dale Ralph Davis
Dale Ralph Davis is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.
Dale Ralph Davis currently resides in Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Hatt.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Focus on the Bible - 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Focus on the Bible Commentaries)?
A Great Place to Start for 1 & 2 Samuel Jul 11, 2008
If what you are looking for is a deeply exegetical discussion of 1 Samuel, this is not the book for you. While Davis' work is based upon sound exegesis, it is more of a practical explanation of the text in ways that are easily understood and applied. No pastor who takes the Bible seriously should fail to have this book on his shelf when studying 1 Samuel. His commentary on 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings are also equally as helpful.
The Platonic ideal of commentaries Aug 16, 2005
D. Ralph Davis' commentaries (Judges, Joshua, I Sam., II Sam., I Kgs) -- ALL are consisently amazing. In fact, if I had just one commentary on each of thsoe books I'd take Davis.
Davis is a former OT seminary prof, with a PhD., but has also been a pastor (Presbyterian PCA) for many years. These are all non-technical, unfootnoted, homiletical treatments. They are theologically rich, always Christocentric (or at least Christo-telic), well-illustrated, and relentlessly practical. Davis can turn a clever phrase like very few writers.
I was shocked that fellow PCAer Tremper Longman did not even include any Ralph Davis books in his survey of commentaries (though Longman treats lots and lots of inferior works).
I have two copies of each of Davis' commentaries (one for home, one for the office).
Davis is the best, but there are some other works on I Sam that are also good. Peter Leithart's A Son to Me is a little too speculative on the typology, but is often brilliant. Joyce Baldwin's volume is one of th very best in the whole (excellent) Tyndale OT set.