1-2 Samuel – Bill Arnold – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary 1-2 SamuelBill T. Arnold is the author of the 1-2 Samuel volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

This volume is well-reviewed for helping pastors preach through these biblical books, because of its sound exegesis and focus on application.

Dr. Arnold’s exegesis is based on the Hebrew text, but doesn’t interact with it extensively.

Why do the books of Samuel pack such broad appeal?

Taken together as a single narrative, they certainly offer something for everyone: kings and prophets, great battles and greater heroes, action and romance, loyalty and betrayal, the mundane and the miraculous.

In Samuel, we meet Saul, David, Goliath, Jonathan, Bathsheba, the witch of Endor, and other unforgettable characters.

And we encounter ourselves. For while the culture and conditions of Israel under its first kings is vastly different from our own, the basic issues of humans in relation to God, the Great King, have not changed.

Sin, repentance, forgiveness, adversity, prayer, faith, and the promises of God—these continue to play out in our lives today.

Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Bill T. Arnold shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Samuel that reveal ageless truths for our 21st-century lives.

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is a director of Hebrew studies and a professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of Encountering the Book of Genesis, and coauthor of Encountering the Old Testament and A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax.

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