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The Hand of the Lord: A Reassessment of the "Ark Narrative" of 1 Samuel
Patrick Miller, J. J. M. Roberts

ISBN 1589832949
Status Available
Price: $15.95
Binding Paperback
Publication Date March, 2008
   

On the basis of crucial comparative data, the authors present a fresh and exciting analysis of a difficult biblical source: the so-called Ark Narrative. The authors demonstrate that Yahweh, not the ark, is central to the narrative and that the issue is Yahweh’s control of history. The narrative seeks to prove that it was not the Philistines or their god but Yahweh himself who shaped Israel’s destiny.

“Miller and Roberts have convincingly demonstrated the significance of the theology of the divine image, and have sensitively probed the various possible theological interpretations of historical events by victor and vanquished. … The Hand of the Lord is a valuable contribution to the understanding of this narrative.”
— Antony F. Campbell, S.J., Journal of the American Academy of Religion

”This is quite a useful monograph, with a nice bibliography, a cogent discussion of relevant comparative materials, and even a translation of some of the basic cuneiform texts examined in the interpretation. Most importantly, one may applaud the example set for moving beyond the various critical and comparative issues to a theological explication of the text.”
— Charles D. Isbell, Journal of Near Eastern Studies




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