The Word Biblical Commentary Series is a critical and scholarly treatment of the scriptures. This volume on 1 Samuel by Ralph Klein begins with an introductory section which discusses the origins of the book as well as its date and contents. This commentary is especially helpful as a guide to the text-critical, philological, and historical issues of the book of I Samuel. It does not concentrate on literary or theoligical issues. Ralph Klein is professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He received his M.Div from Concordia Seminary and his Th.D from Harvard University.
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