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OT Library Commentary: 1-2 Samuel (Hans Wilhelm Hertzberg) (1965)

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For more information regarding the OT / NT Library series, see this article.

Note: This volume should not be confused with the 2011 volume on 1-2 Samuel by A. Graeme Auld.

I & II Samuel provides comprehensive section-by-section commentary on the biblical books of First and Second Samuel. Focus is on the text and its historiographical background which is used to illuminate the nature and meaning of the text.

About the Old Testament Library Series:
The Old Testament Library is one of the most respected commentary series produced in the last 50 years. As with any series that reaches this level of respectability, it is comprehensive in scope while acknowledging that it is not exhaustive. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.

Each commentary provides a verse-by-verse analysis of critical exegetical matters that are then synthesized into a progressively building understanding of the text and interpretation. This includes analysis of problems in history, word meaning, syntactical and grammatical issues, text history, and many other exegetically relevant issues. Nevertheless, despite the breadth of their scope, volumes in the series remain relatively compact in comparison to series who share its aims and scope.

Key Elements

  • Audience: Students, Pastors, and Scholars
  • Perspective: Moderate/Liberal (See Author)
  • Scripture: Inspired
  • General Acceptance of Higher Critical authorship theories, and the reader should be familiar with these type of textual criticism
  • Knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary, but a willingness to engage concepts from it will be necessary.

You may be interested in these other OTL/NTL products:

1-2 Samuel: A Commentary
• Series: Old Testament Library Commentary
• Author: Hans Wilhelm Hertzberg
• Editors: Peter Ackroyd, James Barr, Bernhard W. Anderson, James L. Mays (John Bright)
• Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (1965)


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September 10, 2019  |  1:56 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
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September 10, 2019  |  1:50 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
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September 10, 2019  |  1:41 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
The period in the Bible is full of intricate value being that it's about 1000 BC - which should be studied more..
Moderate perspective. The level of thoroughness shouldn't scare anyone away, this commentary is suitable for just about everyone.
It has behavioral analysis with clarification of narrative flow.
There are the occasional expressions in Latin, which in this reviewer's opinion is actually of value and are part of the reason for buying a bit older technical commentaries.
Thus it well worth its price, to have either electronic, paper (comes in hardcover), or both, complementing and rounding out what other substantial commentaries I have. Under Accordance the selection is for the most complete set available anywhere.
The references to journals in German and other authors in German are not all that frequent, so there isn't much obscure hard-to-find or unintelligible sources to track down.
Introduction is very brief, worth the read but partially dated.
September 10, 2019  |  1:41 AM   |    Fantastic (5)
remove this duplicate, please!