For and against David: Story and History in the Books of Samuel
Auld, A. Graeme and Erik Eynikel, editors
Leuven: Peeters, 2010 pp. x + 397. €76.00
Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 232
Description: The essays represent the proceedings of two international meetings in 2006: the Nijmegen conference on "Story and History in the Books of Samuel" and the SBL International Seminar in Edinburgh "For and against David". Half of the contributions deal with the wider issues of story and history as well as specific aspects of King David within the books of Samuel (by J. Fokkelman, S. Bar-Efrat, E. Eynikel, K.-P. Adam, C. Carmichael, T. Rezetko, S. McKenzie and D. Lamb). And half address blocks of chapters throughout the text by way of proposal and response (by C. Schäfer-Lichtenberger, J. Klein, B. Halpern, G. Hentschel, I. Willy-Plein, W. Dietrich, T.-A. Rudnig, S. Kreuzer, J. Vermeylen, A. Campbell and G. Auld).
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Samuel, Literature
Review by Frank H. Polak
Citation: Frank H. Polak, review of A. Graeme Auld and Erik Eynikel, eds., For and against David: Story and History in the Books of Samuel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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