2 Samuel: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry   -     By: Craig E. Morrison
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2 Samuel: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Michael Glazier / 2013 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Michael Glazier
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0814650430
ISBN-13: 9780814650431
Availability: In Stock
Series: Berit Olam

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King David ranks among the most intriguing persons in the Hebrew Bible. The Second Book of Samuel tells the story of David's kingship-his public successes and his private foibles. The narrator's rehearsal of this story, as questioning as it is vivid, glimpses the secrets of David's heart. In this commentary, Craig E. Morrison focuses on the aesthetics of the "art of the telling": how does the narrator succeed in breathing life into his portrait of David? How does he draw the reader into his story? This commentary is intended to accompany the reader's encounter with this ancient masterpiece so that one might cheer with David as he dances before the ark of God and weep with him as he grieves the death of his rebel son Absalom. Morrison's careful reading of 2 Samuel brings the reader face-to-face with David, whose multifaceted character eludes facile labels.

Author Bio

Craig E. Morrison, OCarm, teaches Aramaic and biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Among his interests are an appreciation of the art of Hebrew narrative and lectio divina. He has written for The Bible Today, Word Among Us, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and other scholarly journals.

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