First and Second Samuel is unavailable, but you can change that!

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.

presence of power, and he knew exactly to whom he spoke. 5. I judge this oracle with its unconditional promise to David to be the most crucial theological statement in the Old Testament, but it is not the whole of Old Testament faith. This core statement of royal faith is a bold departure from the conditional character of the Mosaic “if” (cf. Ex. 19:4–6). Sound interpretation requires us to recognize that while the covenantal “if” is silenced in this theology, it has not been nullified. Therefore,
Page 259