Book Title : The Darker Side of Samuel Saul and David

the darker side of samuel saul and david

Release Date : 2008-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781606473290
Book Author : G. D. Vreeland
Book Publisher : Xulon Press
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

Now the sequel! Here we watch David become king over Israel. But the table is set for a rather unappetizing meal where brutality, intrigue and questionable morality and ethics are served. We see the turning point and the decline of David's power and possibly his virtue. Like so many in biblical narrative, he does not end well. Leaders take warning: integrity matters. How we respond to God's rules of engagement and how we treat others - especially the disenfranchised - will determine the difference between greatness and mediocrity and how our lives will be evaluated. As with the previous volume, this book can be utilized as a commentary and an aid to the student of Second Samuel, or each section can be read and reflected upon in isolation. I will continue my efforts to be personable but professional, playful but pointed, impassioned at times but always thought provoking. Dr. Vreeland received his Ph.D. from Trinity International University in Theological Studies (Old Testament) in 1994. He served for four academic years at the Nairobi International School of Theology. He then joined the faculty of Northwest Baptist Seminary (Tacoma, Washington) and has concluded eight years there (July '08) as Associate Professor of Semitic Languages and Biblical Literature. He teaches Hebrew, Aramaic and English Bible and related topics. So far as the Church is concerned, his love is serious biblical study as related to integrity and leadership - hence this work on Second Samuel and its prequel on First Samuel. Dr. Vreeland has been married for 27 years to the love of his life, Donna - who is still the finest English Bible scholar on the planet and to whom this volume is gratefully dedicated. They have three grown children.

Book Title : Gift and Award Bible NLT

gift and award bible nlt

Release Date : 1997-02-05
ISBN Code : 0842332537
Book Author : Tyndale House Publishers
Book Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers
Total Pages : 774

Book Summary :

The New Living Translation $lt;I>Gift & Award Bible$lt;/I>is now available at a new, lower price! All the same features are still included. $lt;p>$lt;B>FEATURES$lt;/B>$lt;ul>$lt;LI>52 in-text Life Application notes $lt;LI>Dictionary/concordance $lt;LI>Words of Christ in red letter $lt;LI>Presentation page $lt;LI>Introduction to the Bible $lt;LI>Index to Life Application notes $lt;LI>Plan of salvation $lt;LI>Durable binding$lt;/UL>

Book Title : The Dark Side of the Supernatural

the dark side of the supernatural

Release Date : 1999
ISBN Code : 0764221515
Book Author : Bill Myers
Book Publisher : Bethany House Pub
Total Pages : 216

Book Summary :

Based on the extensive research and startling true-life experiences of Bill Myers and Dave Wimbish--including first-person interviews with the past director of the CIA psychic research lab, the Son of Sam serial killer, and the deliverance of a leading West Coast psychic--readers will be provided with facts and discernment to recognize the difference between what is fraud, what is a supernatural counterfeit, and what is truly of God. Book jacket.

Book Title : The New Interpreter s Bible

the new interpreter s bible

Release Date : 1998
ISBN Code : UOM:39015047093599
Book Author :
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 1388

Book Summary :

New Interpreter's® Bible offers critically sound biblical interpretations for the 1990s and beyond. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions, academic experience, and involvement in the Church, this entirely new collection of writings is specifically prepared to meet the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. Easy-to-use Format: * Full texts and critical notes: NIV and NRSV * A detailed, critical Commentary providing an exegetical "close-reading" of the biblical text * Reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the discussion and dealt with in the Commentary Key Features: * The entire Bible (including the Apocrypha Deuterocanonical books) in twelve volumes * Introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues * An ecumenical roster of contributors * Comprehensive, concise articles * Numerous visual aids (illustrations, maps, charts, timelines) enhance use. Download The NIB Vol. 2 Errata Sheet

Book Title : Samuel and His God

samuel and his god

Release Date : 2010
ISBN Code : IND:30000127516726
Book Author : Marti J. Steussy
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 131

Book Summary :

Samuel and His God explores the relationship among a prophet, his deity, and their people in 1 Samuel. Marti J. Steussy illumines the vexing elements central to this multifaceted narrative and probes the questions it raises, particularly with regard to the authoritative voice of Samuel, of God as portrayed in this account, of the narrator or narrators, and of the Bible itself. In this sense, Samuel becomes a case study in how the Bible's authors use stories to argue for who may speak for God. Samuel hears the Lord's calling as a boy, becomes a servant to the priest Eli, and later becomes Eli's successor. As a leader of the people of Israel and a conduit for God's message, Samuel is a figure of immense authority, ultimately anointing the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David, and thus precipitating the transformation of Israel from a collection of tribes into a nation under a monarchy. But in biblical and historical portrayals of Samuel's interactions with his God, their people, and these early kings, the narratives introduce significant discontinuities and disruptions, most famously with respect to the question of whether kingship came to Israel as a sinful human initiative or as a divine gift. Steussy takes up the challenge of helping readers grapple with the possibility that a multitude of storytellers representing disparate agendas may be responsible for aspects of Samuel's tale, and this makes mapping the cumulative story a problematic but revealing task. Samuel's story is further complicated by our embedded notions about prophets, God, and the nature of the Bible itself. The relationship between Samuel and God is often contentious, and the God of Samuel is a pre-Axial deity who does not necessarily act according to our usual assumptions about the "biblical God." Samuel is presented as an irascible and ambitious character whose own stakes in his community at times govern how he interprets and represents his relationship to his God. Steussy's close readings negotiate the plethora of viewpoints to be found here--those of the narrator(s), the characters, and other scholars of Samuel's story--to give us a comprehensive and richly nuanced portrait of one of the more complex personalities of the Old Testament.