1 Samuel

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1 Samuel (Focus) by Dale Ralph Davis

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  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 1 Samuel, "written at a level accessible to the layman...numerous insights for pastors and teachers that other commentaries overlook"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
1 and 2 Samuel (NAC) by Robert D. Bergen

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Samuel (TOTC) by Joyce G. Baldwin

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  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on 1 Samuel, "a great example of Baldwin’s high quality work. A very good introductory-intermediate level commentary."

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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1 and 2 Samuel (NIVAC) by Bill T. Arnold

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Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on 1 Samuel, "The strength of the NIVAC series is its focus on contemporary applications, and Arnold is helpful here, but he is also concerned to deal with the original meaning of the text and does so very well. It is an engaging work."

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 Samuel (NICOT) by David Toshio Tsumura

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  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 1 Samuel, "best intermediate-advanced level commentary on the first book of Samuel...very well written and very thorough...Tsumura’s expertise in the languages of the ancient Near East is evident throughout"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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  • Scholars/professors doing research for writing
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1 Samuel (Preaching the Word) by John Woodhouse

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1 and 2 Samuel (Teach the Text) by Robert B. Chisholm Jr.

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1 Samuel (WBC) by Ralph W. Klein

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1 and 2 Samuel (AOTC) by David G. Firth

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Samuel (EBC) by Ronald F. Youngblood

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  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 1 Samuel, "probably the most helpful intermediate level commentary on the books of Samuel"

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1 and 2 Samuel (Interpretation) by Walter Brueggemann

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars

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1 and 2 Samuel (LBI) by Robert P. Gordon

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Exalting Jesus in 1 and 2 Samuel (CCEC) by Heather Thomas and J. D. Greear

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1 Samuel (REC) by Richard D. Phillips

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1 and 2 Samuel (HOTC) by Stephen J. Andrews and Robert D. Bergen

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1 and 2 Samuel (CBC) by Robert Vannoy

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1 and 2 Samuel (UBCS) by Mary J. Evans

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1 and 2 Samuel (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee

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