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2 Samuel - Focus on the Bible
Out of Every Adversity
Davis brings cultural and historical colour to the task of interpreting one of the most studied parts of the Bible. The lessons in 2 Samuel from the life of Israel, and David in particular, have obvious modern parallels. Davis writes with a pastor's heart AND the incisive brain of a respected theologian specialising in the Old Testament texts.
Dale Ralph Davis is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.
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"He combines the depth of understanding of a thorough-going Old Testament scholar with the breadth of insight of a biblical theologian and the perception of a preacher well used to addressing contemporary audiences to provide us with a commentary that brings the preaching potential of these books to life."
Mark Johnston ~ Senior Pastor, Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
"Writers will say, Why can't I write like that? Scholars, Why am I not so well read? Expositors, Why didn't I see it all like that too? And readers will join in unanimous praise for a great feast of biblical truth made so digestible, garnished with so many apt illustrations and always focused on the God of all Grace. I have lost count of the number of titbits transferred to my notebooks for future use!"
Alec Motyer ~ Well known Bible expositor and commentary writer
"Such sensitivity to the biblical theology of the text is a crucial correction to much of modern exposition...Reading the commentary is itself a devotional exercise."
John W. Hilder in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society on Davis' commentary writing skills.
My "Small Group" which is a class that meets every Weds night (after dinner at church) uses Rev. Dales books. The first was Judges that we studied and all thought it very well written with good logical thought processes to follow. We are now studying Samuel 1 and feeling the same way. Definately worth your trying one of his books. I am sure if you want to learn more of one of the books of the Bible, you will, by reading one that Rev Dale wrote on.
Posted by Small Group Member, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS at 01:09 on Friday 11 September 2009