Commentary on the First Book of Samuel by Frank Marshall

Hannah presenting Samuel to Eli, by Jan Victors, 1645.
Hannah presenting Samuel to Eli, by Jan Victors, 1645. Source: Wikipedia.

This is Frank Marshall’s Commentary on 1 Samuel – part of a series written for Schools and Colleges. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Frank Marshall [1848-1906], The First Book of Samuel, 17th edn., 1932. London: George Gill & Sons, Ltd., 1894. Hbk. pp.136. [Click to visit the download page

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the First Book of Samuel
    • The Title
    • The Author
    • The Design of the Writer
    • Date
    • Scope of the First Book of Samuel
    • Sources of the Narrative
    • The Ark
    • The God of the Heathen
    • Prophets and Prophesying
    • Sacrifices
    • Historical Summary
      • The Days of Eli
      • The Family of Eli
      • The Days of Samuel
      • The Days of Saul
      • The Family of Saul
      • The Days of David
        • His Character and Personal Qualitiies
        • His Early Life
        • His Life at Court
        • David in Exile
        • The Family of Jesse
    • Geographical Notes Biographical Note
      • The Land
      • Nations and Tribes
      • Geographical Notes
      • Biographical Notes
    • Analysis of the First Book of Samuel
  • The First Book of Samuel, Marginal and Footnotes
  • Comments on the Revised Version
  • Words. and Phrases Explained
  • Passages Illustrative of First Book of Samuel
  • Appendix

Preface

The First Book of Samuel is one of a series of manuals on the books of the Old· Testament, which are primarily intended for the use of Students preparing for the Local Examinations of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

The Introduction treats fully of the several subjects with which the Student should be acquainted, comprising full Geographical and Biographical Notes, and other important details, which are clearly set forth in the Table of Contents. The special features in the narrative are fully commented upon.

The chief alterations of the Revised Version are pointed out in footnotes, the Student being referred to the Revised Version. In the Appendix will be found (1) a Commentary upon the most important differences between the Authorised and Revised Versions, the alterations being pointed out and explanations given of the reasons for the changes; (2) an Explanation of words and phrases, thus avoiding constant reference to the text and notes…

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