Carl Friedrich Keil and Franz Delitzsch were 19th Century German Lutheran theologians. Their commentaries are conservative and express their conviction of the divine authority and inspiration of the whole Old Testament. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this book available for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.
This is a detailed study of the life and times of the prophet Samuel. I picked this copy up at Book Aid whilst assisting with the reorganisation of the bookshop and noticed that it had previously been part of Professor Donald J. Wiseman’s library. This title is in the public domain.
The Completeness of this quiet Revolution by Samuel
Literary Relationship of 1 Samuel to the earlier Books
There are certain conspicuous personalities in the history of the Kingdom of God in the Old Testament, men whose lives form epochs in the opening up of His ways to His people. Moses is immeasurably the grandest of these. Probably the next to him is Samuel ; and just as we understand Samuel, his character, his position, his offices, and his work, or fail to understand him, we shall succeed in understanding, or shall fail to understand, very much of Jehovah’s dealings with Israel. There is one very marked resemblance between Moses and Samuel-both exercised the three great functions in the Hebrew Commonwealth, those of prophet, priest, and supreme ruler, combining in their own persons three offices which in ordinary circumstances were jealously kept separate.
It is matter of deep and unfeigned regret to me that the scholars who form what is commonly known as the Critical School….
The following public domain commentaries on Samuel are now available for free download in PDF. The frontispiece map included in both volumes is very useful, so I have included scans at various resolutions here.
A.F. Kirkpatrick, ed., The First Book of Samuel with Notes and Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1918. Hbk. pp.251.
Table of Contents
Chapter I. The Book of Samuel
Chapter II. Analysis of the First Book of Samuel
Chapter III. Chronology of the Book
Chapter IV. The Place of the Books of Samuel in the History of the Kingdom of God