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Bibil Identifier bibil:214026
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) 1 Samuel
Title (English, ) A Narrative Commentary
Author Bodner, Keith
Series Hebrew Bible Monographs (Volume: 19)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library NOT SPECIFIED
Signature -
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-906055-88-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
340 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel : 1 Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Commentary (Narrative)
Genres Commentary
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