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With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy. He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is being presented.

Yahweh’s long, gracious history with David. The review begins with the events of 1 Samuel 16:1–13, “I took you.” David is given no credit and assigned no merit in this recital. David’s preeminence and power are all Yahweh’s doing (cf. 5:12). David is the creation of Yahweh’s powerful, relentless graciousness. That is true of the past (vv. 8–9a); it will be true in the future (vv. 9b–11): I will make for you a great name (v. 9) I will appoint a place (v. 10) I will give you rest (v. 11) By the power
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