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I Samuel is Volume 8 in the Anchor Bible series of new, book-by book translations of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. In his series debut, P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., has written a volume of interest and value to both the scholar and the general reader.
McCarter's treatment of I Samuel consists of:
Introduction : review of the literary problems and historical circumstances surrounding the writing of the book.
Translation : fresh and authoratative, this new translation of I Samuel fully utilizes for the first time ancient manuscript fragments found at Qumran.
Textual Notes : for the scholar, technical information on the texts used in the translation.
Notes : for the untrained reader, descriptions of people, places, customs, and unusual features of the language.
Commentary : an explanatory summary of each passage of translation.
Maps : illustrating the book's dramatic events.
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P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., is William F. Albright Professor in Biblical and Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He holds degrees from Harvard University, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the University of Oklahoma.
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Book Description Anchor Bible, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB038550909X