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Interpreting Samuel for Today

OT042-712/812/912
2026 semester 1
On-campus, Online live, Online recordings
Level 7, Level 8, Level 9

Lecturer

Jared Hood

Overview

The subject covers the various issues in the book of Samuel, and looks at key themes and theology. There is also a focus on the use of the book for today, and particularly on preaching from Samuel. For exegesis, the following texts will be examined.
English exegesis text: 1 Samuel 1-12, and 2 Samuel 5-7, 15-18.
Hebrew exegesis text: 1 Samuel 8, 10, 11:14- 12:25, and 2 Samuel 5-7.

Delivery

  • 3 lecture hours per week, with class discusssion
  • Essays and assignments

KEY TEXTS

  • Victor P. Hamilton, Handbook on the Historical Books (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2001).
  • David G. Firth, 1 & 2 Samuel (Nottingham: Apollos, 2009).

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