The books of Samuel present a drama in which the principal players are the God of Israel, the prophet Samuel, and the first kings of Israel, Saul and David. In his masterful commentary David F. Payne shows that this Old Testament book combines history and theology as it narrates Samuel's virtues, Saul's defeats, and David's successes in relation to God's activities during an important phase in the life of Israel. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.... have weakened his moral position in his own family. Whichever might be the cause, we can see a certain weakness developing in this strong king. For all his achievements, he was no ideal ruler and the Bible does 13:20-39 2 SAMUEL 219 .
|Title||:||I & II Samuel|
|Author||:||David F. Payne|
|Publisher||:||Westminster John Knox Press - 1982-01-01|