Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel

Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel This volume explores the biblical prophet Samuel as presented in the eponymous scriptural book Rabbi Dr Israel Drazin examines the scriptural verses dealing with Samuel and refers to traditional and s

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  • Title: Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel
  • Author: Israel Drazin
  • ISBN: 9789652298959
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume explores the biblical prophet Samuel as presented in the eponymous scriptural book Rabbi Dr Israel Drazin examines the scriptural verses dealing with Samuel and refers to traditional and scholarly sources in ways that many readers will consider unusual and insightful His objective analysis raises challenging questions He presents logical explanations to issThis volume explores the biblical prophet Samuel as presented in the eponymous scriptural book Rabbi Dr Israel Drazin examines the scriptural verses dealing with Samuel and refers to traditional and scholarly sources in ways that many readers will consider unusual and insightful His objective analysis raises challenging questions He presents logical explanations to issues that have perplexed readers of the Bible for centuries and discloses insights that will astonish readers, such as Although the scriptural book of Samuel contains 1506 verses, only about 200 speak about the prophet Samuel.The book repeatedly portrays him during his old age in an unattractive, belligerent, outspoken, and vindictive manner.Like many of the other biblical books, Samuel shows no familiarity with the laws in the Five Books of Moses.Despite the Torah allowing the crowning of a king, Samuel does not want to do so, because the people s demand for a king represents their rejection of Samuel s service to his people, and the service of his sons whom he hoped would carry on his legacy.Scholars stress that it was Samuel s personal enmity to Saul, not Saul s behavior, that was the real reason why he declared so violently that Saul s kingdom would end and the monarchy transfer to another, better person not of Saul s family.The book presents differing accounts of the same events, including the manner in which Saul becomes king, the reason Samuel tells Saul his kingdom will end, David s introduction to the history, and the slaying of Goliath.The book of Samuel is one of the most well liked books of the prophets and is frequently taught to children in Jewish day schools, yet despite its importance as a biblical book it is generally misunderstood Readers will enjoy Dr Drazin s analysis of Samuel and learn much from it, not only about Samuel but also about how the Bible tells its tales.

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    1. The contribution that Israel Drazin gives us with this book is that he reminds us to look at what the Bible actually says, and not think that the sermons we hear about the books are really in the books. Dr. Drazin who has written 38 books, most of them on the Bible, introduces us to who Samuel really was; that is, what the biblical book of Samuel actually says about him. He tells us the views of ancients and moderns, men and women of all religions. We learn that the book is actually an introduct [...]

    2. The Prophet Samuel And Biblical AmbiguityRabbi Israel Drazin has written a series of books, "Unusual Bible Interpretations" which examine specific books of the Bible, such as Hosea, Amos, Ruth, and Jonah, among others. His book, "Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel?" is different in format. Instead of examining the two Biblical Books of Samuel in their entirety, Drazin focuses on portions of the books involving the title character: the prophet Samuel himself. In terms of the number of verses, Dr [...]

    3. "Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel" presents the annotated and explicated text of the two books of Samuel in a clear and accessible English translation. Readers of both religious and scholarly persuasion will greatly benefit from it. The scholarly apparatus that Dr. Drazin deploys is easy to follow and does not interfere with the reading of the text. The translation itself resolves many of the ambiguities of the text, and helpful notes are always in place when the reader needs insight into the [...]

    4. The author’s intention with this work is to make known, as much as the Bible allows, what the Bible says about the prophet Samuel. He approaches the book in a critical literary style, evaluating what the text actually states as opposed to what people try to read into it. His approach yields both surprising and unexpected outcomes. And his interpretations make for a fascinating, intriguing and thoughtful read.This is a well written and insightful work offering a perspective on ancient texts tha [...]

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