1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary Paperback

A Narrative Commentary

by Keith Bodner;

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1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary

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This substantial commentary presents 1 Samuel as a sophisticated work of literature, where the reader is challenged with a narrative that is fraught with interpretative possibilities. In his distinctive literary reading Bodner lays special emphasis on the intriguing array of characters that populate the narrative, and on the plot, in its design and its configurations. Thus, a host of intriguing episodes and personalities are passed in review: from the symbolically charged closed womb of Hannah to the backwards fall and the broken neck of Eli, to the strange tour of the Ark of God through the menacing Philistine pentapolis, wreaking havoc. Then there is the complex portrayal of Samuel the prophet, the emergence of the fugitive David as a leader, and the eventual decline, madness, and necromancy of King Saul. Only through a literary study of its many ironies and ambiguities, Bodner amply shows, can the richness of this classic royal drama be fully appreciated. n

1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary by Keith Bodner was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd in October 2009 and is our 47943rd best seller. The ISBN for 1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary is 9781906055882.

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Details for 1 Samuel: A Narrative Commentary

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (October 2009)
Number of Pages352
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code2623403
Page last updated 8th December 2015
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