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The Message of Samuel: Personalities, Potential, Politics, and Power (Bible Speaks Today) [Paperback]

By Mary J. Evans (Author)
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The books of 1 and 2 Samuel witness the transition of Israel from tribal confederacy to established monarchy. As such, questions of identity and power are unavoidable. In the aftermath of the decline of the judges, priests abuse their priestly privileges, a people covers the centralized authority of its impious neighbors, and a throne is won, forsaken, redeemed, lost and found again. In the key characters in this dawning era of Israelite history we see, hidden behind the faults and failings of Israel's best and brightest, the faithfulness of a God who looks on the heart and directs the path of every king and every kingdom.'

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Reading the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, we witness the transition of Israel from tribal confederacy to established monarchy. And, as Mary Evans shows in this passage-by-passage commentary, during such a transition questions of identity and power are unavoidable. In the aftermath of the decline of the judges, priests abuse their priestly privileges; a people covets the centralized authority of its impious neighbors; and a throne is won, forsaken, redeemed, lost and found again. But in the key characters in this dawning era of Israelite history we see, hidden behind the faults and failings of Israel's best and brightest, the faithfulness of a God who looks on the heart and directs the path of every king and every kingdom.

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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 2, 2004
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series  Bible Speaks Today  
Series Number  13  
ISBN  0830824294  
ISBN13  9780830824298  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Evans teaches Old Testament at London Bible College. She is the author of 1 and 2 Samuel in the New International Bible Commentary and Woman in the Bible, and she is a coeditor of The IVP Women's Bible Commentary.

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