Exegesis of 1st and 2nd Samuel

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: 1998
Length: 27hrs 47min
Product ID: RGDL2837S

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Follow along as Dr. Rikk Watts works through selected portions of the text of 1 & 2 Samuel in a deep exegetical fashion. Throughout this process, he elucidates the historical, literary, and theological concerns, thus providing you with an introduction to the methods of exegeting Old Testament narrative. The course will then help you understand the application of the results of this exegesis to various larger biblical-theological issues of concern to the church and to the world. Lectures include:

  • Authorship, Purpose, Text Criticism
  • 1 Samuel 11 Samuel 2: Hannah's Prayer and Eli's Sons
  • 1 Samuel 3-6: Judgement on Eli's House and Ark Narrative
  • 1 Samuel 7-9: Samuel at Mizpah and Institution of Monarchy
  • 1 Samuel 10-14: The Institution of the Monarchy Part 2
  • 1 Samuel 15-17: The Failure of Saul and History of David's Rise
  • 1 Samuel 18-20: History of David's Rise Part 2
  • 1 Samuel 21-27: History of David's Rise Part 3
  • 1 Samuel 28 - 2 Samuel 3: History of David's Rise Part 4
  • 2 Samuel 4-6: History of David's Rise Part 5
  • 2 Samuel 7-24: Succession Narrative

See All Audio by Rikk Watts

Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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