1 Samuel (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible)(Hardcover)

    1 Samuel (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible)(Hardcover)

    Francesca Aran Murphy
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    A commentary that are not only exegetical but theological as well.

    This addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of 1 Samuel. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church—providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups—and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.


    "Francesca Murphy is at her perceptive and witty best in 1 Samuel. Her truly remarkable breadth of reading, awareness of the ambiguity of both power and vision, love of scripture, and sense of what the church is about today make this a powerful and relevant contribution to the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. I thoroughly recommend her volume." - Iain Torrance, president, Princeton Theological Seminary

    "The preaching of any scripture requires that we read it in the midst of the one long theological conversation that is the church. Francesca Aran Murphy does this for us with her commentary on 1 Samuel. She pays fastidious attention to the theological readings passed down to us throughout the centuries, from Origen to von Balthasar. She does not discard the modern hermeneutic; rather, she uses it in the service of doing faithful theology for our time. By tracing the 'many little dramas' of 1 Samuel, Murphy unfurls the story of God's drama with Israel in a way that illumines what today we might rightly call 'the political.' As a result, the ancient riches of 1 Samuel are opened up in profound new ways for the challenge of being the church that we face today." - David Fitch, B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary

    "Murphy guides the reader through the labyrinthine narrative and theology of 1 Samuel, all the while tethered to a careful and cogent reading of the biblical text. Along the way, she enlists an impressive array of interpreters, both ancient and modern, to shed light on the book's theological twists and turns and its spiritual meaning for those who follow great David's greater Son. The rich theological conversation that takes place within this volume ensures it a prominent place among recent studies of 1 Samuel." - L. Daniel Hawk, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Ashland Theological Seminary

    About the Author

    Francesca Aran Murphy (PhD, King's College, London) is professor of systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame and the author of several books, including Christ the Form of Beauty. She previously taught at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.