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By John Riddle
1. The identify of the Book
In the Hebrew manuscripts, 1 & 2 Samuel shape one publication, and a similar layout applies to one & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles. within the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek, made at Alexandria within the 3rd century BC (the paintings truly started out in 280 BC), 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings are known as the 1st, moment, 3rd, and Fourth Books of the Kingdoms. (It is termed the Septuagint simply because, it really is alleged, seventy students have been curious about the translation). The note “Kingdoms” refers, in fact, to the 2 kingdoms of Judah and Israel. The Latin Vulgate translation repeated the Septuagint department of Samuel and Kings into books each one, yet referred to as them the 1st, moment, 3rd, and Fourth Books of the Kings (not “Kingdoms”). this can be the beginning of the sub-titles to those 4 books in our accredited model. for instance, lower than the identify “The First booklet of Samuel”, you can find “Otherwise referred to as the 1st publication of the Kings”.
2. the placement of the Book
First Samuel covers the interval of Israel’s historical past beginning with the start of Samuel to the loss of life of Saul - nearly 100 and fifteen years (1171-1056 BC). It used to be a most crucial interval for a minimum of purposes. First, the period of the Judges ended, and the period of the prophets began, and, moment, the period of direct divine rule ended, and the period of the earthly monarchy commenced.
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1 Samuel by John Riddle