The Books of Samuel



The Book of Samuel: Its Composition, Structure and Significance as a Historiographical Source By Moshe Garsiel in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2010

First and Second Books of Kings Florentine Bechtel in The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

Books of Samuel By Emil G. Hirsch in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Samuel By Emil G. Hirsch, Wilhelm Bacher and Jacob Zallel Lauterbach in The Jewish Encyclopedia


1 SAMUEL

1 Samuel From the NIV Bible: title, literary features, authorship and date, contents and theme: kingship and covenant, chronology, and outline

Shmuel I - Chapter 1 The text of 1 Samuel along with the commentary by the 11th-century rabbi Rashi

1 Samuel Resources from Early Jewish Writings

Obedience vs. Political Expediency By Shawn Zelig Aster

Samuel iTanakh's collection of links, courtesy of R. Christopher Heard of Milligan College

David By Emil G. Hirsch, Karl Heinrich Cornill, Louis Ginzberg and Mary W. Montgomery in The Jewish Encyclopedia

King David By John Corbett, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908

Eli By Emil G. Hirsch and Eduard König in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Play It Again Sam: The Poetics of Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 1–7 By David G. Firth, Cliff College, Hope Valley, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2005

1 Samuel 2:1-10 Reflections by Pope John Paul II

Something Old, Something Older: Reconsidering 1 Sam. 2:27-36 By Mark Leuchter in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2003

The Conquest of Power: Analysis of David and Solomon's Accession Histories By Caetano Minette de Tillesse in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 1997

Viewpoints and Point of View in 1 Samuel 8-12 By Lyle Eslinger, University of Calgary, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 1983

The Anointing of Saul according to Josephus By Christopher T. Begg, about 1 Samuel 9:1–10:16, in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2006

Suspense and Anticipation in 1 Samuel 9:1–14 By Rachelle Gilmour in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2009

Saul By Joseph Jacobs, Ira Maurice Price, Isidore Singer and Jacob Zallel Lauterbach in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Saul By James F. Driscoll, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

Saul and the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Study in Shared Human Experience By Kent L. Johnson, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 1997

Could Saul Rule Forever? A New Look at 1 Samuel 13:13-14 By Michael Avioz in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2005

Jonathan, Jehonathan By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn and Solomon Schechter in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Jonathan By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible

"To Grasp the Hem" and 1 Samuel 15:27 By Ronald A. Brauner, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society,1974

David and Abigail: A Non-Traditional View By Sandra S. Williams of the Judaic Studies Program, University of Central Florida

Israelite Sheepshearing and David's Rise to Power By Jeffrey C. Geoghegan, Biblica, 2006

Goliath Executive Committee of the Editorial Board and Emil G. Hirsch in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

The Road to Endor (1 Samuel 28) By Bill Wielenga, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

The Witch of Endor By Rabbi Louis Jacobs, from The Jewish Religion: A Companion

The Witch of Endor By Emil G. Hirsch in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

1 Samuel 28: Saul and the Not So Wicked Witch of Endor By Susan M. Pigott, Review and Expositor, 1998


2 SAMUEL

2 Samuel From the NIV Bible: title, literary features, authorship and date, contents and theme: kingship and covenant, chronology, and outline

Shmuel II - Chapter 1 The text of 2 Samuel along with the commentary by the 11th-century rabbi Rashi

2 Samuel Resources from Early Jewish Writings

Abner By Ira Maurice Price and Louis Ginzberg in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Crime Scene Investigation: A Text-Critical Mystery and the Strange Death of Ishbosheth By Keith Bodner, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2007

Shining the Lamp: The Rhetoric of 2 Samuel 5–24 By David G. Firth, Wesley Institute for Ministry and the Arts, NSW, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2001

2 Samuel 11-12: David and Bathsheba Interactive computer lessons written and designed by David Landry

Rizpah By J. Cheryl Exum, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, in Word & World, Summer 1997

Structure, Context and Meaning in the Samuel Conclusion (2 Sa. 21-24) By Herbert H. Klement, Sprockhövel, Germany, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1996

Gender, Class, and Androcentric Compliance in the Rapes of Enslaved Women in the Hebrew Bible By Susanne Scholz, lectio dificilior, 2004. About 2 Samuel 3:6-11 and 2 Samuel 15-19

David and Manipulation, Deception and Murder (2 Samuel 2:1-11) By Robert Van Kooten, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

Ledabber baššelî (2 Sam. 3:27) "to Talk Peace" By Meir Malul in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 5 (2004)

A King and a Cripple (2 Samuel 4:4; 9:1-11; 16:14; 19:16, 17, 24-30) By James T. Dennison Jr., in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

Uzzah's Rebellion By Ingrid M. Haase, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2004

Society and the Promise to David: Reading 2 Samuel 7 By William M. Schniedewind in The Bible and Interpretation

2 Samuel 8 By Robert M. Good, Rhode Island, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2001

Nathan By Emil G. Hirsch and Edward N. Calisch in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Nathan By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible

King David: A Biography By Steven McKenzie in The Bible and Interpretation. Author argues for a more realistic portrait of David than the one found in tradition

David: Sinner and Saint in Samuel and Chronicles By Ralph W. Klein, Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

David's Abuse of Power By Larry W. Spielman in Word & World, 1999

Absalom By Henry Hyvernat and Kaufmann Kohler in The Jewish Encyclopedia

The Design of the 'Dual Causality' Principle in the Narrative of Absalom's Rebellion By J. Grossman, Biblica, 2007

2 Samuel 12 as Retold by Josephus By CT Begg in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2006

The Rape of Tamar (2 Samuel 13) By James T. Dennison Jr., in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

The Bible Story That Became a Campaign: The Tamar Campaign in South Africa (and Beyond) By George O. West and P. Zondi-Mabizela, Ministerial Formation, 2004

Rape in the house of David: the biblical story of Tamar as a resource for transformation By George O. West, P. Zondi-Mabizela, M. Maluleke, H. Khumalo, P. S. Matsepe, and M. Naidoo, Agenda, 2004

Tell It Like It Is! The Case to Include the Story of the Rape of Tamar in Children's Bibles as an Awareness Tool By G.L. James

Reading on the Boundaries: Reading 2 Samuel 21:1-14 with Rizpah By Gerald West, School of Theology, University of Natal Scriptura, 1997

The Last Words of David By Ralph W. Klein, Currents in Theology and Mission, February 2004