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Commentary on the Books of Samuel – S R Driver

Today’s free book is a detailed commentary on the Hebrew text of 1 & 2 Samuel by S.R. Driver. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Samuel Rolles Driver [1846-1914], Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel with an Introduction on Hebrew Paleography and the Ancient Versions and Facsimiles of Inscriptions and Maps. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. Hbk. pp.390. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • From the Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Addenda
  • Introduction
    1. The Early History of the Hebrew Alphabet
    2. Early Hebrew Orthography
    3. The Chief Ancient Versions of the Old Testament
    4. Characteristics of the Chief Ancient Versions of Samuel
  • Appendix
  • Notes on the Maps
  • Notes on I Samuel
  • Notes on II Samuel
  • Index of Subjects
  • Index of Hebrew Words and Idioms
  • Index of Places

Main image: The Prophet Nathan rebukes King David, oil on canvas by Eugène Siberdt, 1866-1931 (Mayfair Gallery, London). Source: Wikipedia

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