Humble Rulers: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel

Speaker(s): Bruce Waltke
Date: July 31-Aug. 4, 2000
Length: 10:23:51
Product ID: RGDL3017S

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Listen as Dr. Bruce Waltke unpacks three significant changes in the history of Israel through the books of Samuel. The centre of worship moves from Shiloh to Jerusalem, the leadership changes from episodic judges to kingship, and the nation is transformed from a tribal league to a unified kingdom capable of exercising imperial power over neighboring states. These tectonic shifts determine the contours of Israel's history for the next four centuries and lay the eternal foundation for the Christian understanding of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah and of his rule from heavenly Jerusalem.

The books' narrator, through brilliant literary techniques, traces this history with enthralling biographies to shape the people of God. He gives an 'x-ray' photograph of the souls of those who reshaped Israel in this time of change. This series aims to let this message be inscribed on the listener's heart.

Lectures include:

  • Narrative Literature and the Book of Samuel
  • I Samuel 1-12; Eli, Samuel and Saul
  • I Samuel 13-31; Saul and David
  • II Samuel 1-8: The Throne in the City
  • II Samuel 9-24: The Decline of David

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Bruce Waltke is Professor Emeritus in Old Testament Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Genesis: A Commentary, Creation and Chaos, Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?, An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and commentaries on Micah. He also served on the translation committee of the NIV Bible.

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