A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

Peter J. Leithart

A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel
A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

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Categories: 1/2 Samuel

Book Information

Pages: 307 pages
Publisher: Canon Press
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 1885767994
ISBN-13: 9781885767998

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5 out of 5 based on 2 user ratings
J L Smith August 15, 2011 5 5
I have to agree with John Philip on this one! It is not your run of the mill commentary by any means. Leithart seems to draw a lot of Hebraisms from the text that technical commentaries often miss because of the Western induced historical-critical method that has been passed down since the Reformation (obviously it began with the heavy recognition of literal meaning to shift away from the Aristotelian hermeneutics of the 'School Men' of the Roman Catholic Church). He often makes 'tasty' typological observations that should not be discounted easily. He also draws upon the text to give applications to the church of today. I am giving this 5 stars simply because there is nothing else like it I've come across whilst studying 1 Samuel. i still think any serious Bible student or pastor should get their hands on Tsumura because of his brilliance in regards to the Hebrew language and for a more technical understanding.
John Philip December 10, 2010 5 5
This is totally outstanding! Not your usual kind of commentary, but one that focuses on typology. You may find some of his suggestions stretching, but mostly I found them very convincing and thought provoking. Helpful in forcing one to read the bible in a deeper way.

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