New Books on Characterization in Samuel and Kings

Two new books that have just been published by T&T Clark, which focus on various characters in the books of Samuel and Kings.

The chapters are written by Old Testament scholars with expertise in the subject and each chapter focuses on the literary portrayal of a particular person (such as Eli, Samuel, Saul, David, Solomon, Jezebel, Elijah; and there is even a chapter on God).

The volumes are edited by two excellent Old Testament scholars, whose work has benefited me greatly:

  • Keith Bodner, Stuart E. Murray Professor of Christian Studies at Crandall University in New Brunswick, Canada
  • Benjamin Johnson, Director of the Honors College and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

 

Characters and Characterization in the Book of Samuel, ed. Keith Bodner and Benjamin J. M. Johnson (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 669; London: T&T Clark, 2020).

You can read the Table of Contents and the Preface of the Samuel volume here.

Characters and Characterization in the Book of Kings, ed. Keith Bodner and Benjamin J. M. Johnson (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 670; London: T&T Clark, 2020).

You can read the Table of Contents and the Preface of the Kings volume here.

My own article on the prophet Samuel appears in the first volume.

Orthodox Theology, Ulterior Motives in Samuel’s Farewell Speech? The Characterization of the Prophet in 1 Samuel 12.” Chap. 6 in Characters and Characterization in the Book of Samuel, ed. Keith Bodner and Benjamin J. M. Johnson (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 669; London: T&T Clark, 2020), 76–100.