The Old Testament Book of

1 Samuel
Bibliography

by Dr. John W. (Jack) Carter
Copyright © 2016, John W. (Jack) Carter


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Ackerman, H C.  Saul: a psychotherapeutic analysis.  Anglican Theological Review, 3 no 2 Oct 1920, p 114-124.

Adam, Klaus-Peter.  Nocturnal intrusions and divine intervention on behalf of Judah: David's wisdom and Saul's tragedy in 1 Samuel 26.  Vetus testamentum, 59 no 1 2009, p 1-33.

Andrews, Stephen J.  David as a Leader of Israel.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 63-66.

Angel, Hayyim.  When love and politics mix: David and his relationships with Saul, Jonathan, and Michal.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 40 no 1 Jan - Mar 2012, p 41-51.

Ap-Thomas, Dafyyd Rhys. Saul's 'Uncle.'  Vetus testamentum, 11 no 3 Jul 1961, p 241-245.

Arnold, Bill T.  A pre-Deuteronomistic bicolon in 1 Samuel 12:21?  Journal of Biblical Literature, 123 no 1 Spr 2004, p 137-142.

Arnold, Bill T.  The Amalekite's report of Saul's death: political intrigue or incompatible sources?.  Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 32 no 3 Sep 1989, p 289-298.

Avioz, Michael.  Divine intervention and human error in the Absalom narrative. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Online), 37 no 3 Mar 2013, p 339-347.

Avioz, Michael.  The motif of beauty in the books of Samuel and Kings.  Vetus testamentum, 59 no 3 2009, p 341-359.

Bar, Shaul.  Saul and the 'witch of En-Dor.'  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 39 no 2 Apr - Jun 2011, p 99-107.

Bargad, Warren.  Poems of Saul: a semiotic approach.  Prooftexts, 10 no 2 May 1990, p 313-334.

Barrick, W Boyd.  Saul's Demise, David's Lament, and Custer's Last Stand.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 73 Mar 1997, p 25-41.

Beck, John A.  David and Goliath, a story of place: the narrative-geographical shaping of 1 Samuel 17.  The Westminster Theological Journal, 68 no 2 Fall 2006, p 321-330.

Beck, John A.  The narrative-geographical shaping of 1 Samuel 7:5-13.  Bibliotheca sacra, 162 no 647 Jul - Sep 2005, p 299-309.

Begin, Menachem.  The prophet Samuel and King Saul.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 20 no 4 Sum 1992, p 225-233.

Ben-Barak, Zafrira.  The Mizpah covenant (I Sam 10:25): the source of the Israelite monarchic covenant. Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 91 no 1 1979, p 30-43.

Bergen, Robert D. 1,2 Samuel, The New American Commentary, Vol 7.  Nashville, TN:  Broadman and Holman Publishers. 1996. 

Bergen, Robert D.  The Message and Purpose of 1 Samuel.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 14-18.

Berger, Yitzhak.  On patterning in the Book of Samuel: 'news of death' and the kingship of David. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 35 no 4 Jun 2011, p 463-481.

Beuken, W A M.   1 Samuel 28: The prophet as 'hammer of witches.'  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 6 Feb 1978, p 3-17.

Birch, Bruce C.  Choosing of Saul at Mizpah.  The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 37 no 4 Oct 1975, p 447-457.

Birch, Bruce C.  Development of the tradition on the anointing of Saul in 1 Sam 9:1-10:16.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 90 no 1 Mar 1971, p 55-68.

Blumenthal, Fred.  The ghost of Samuel: real or imaginary?  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 41 no 2 Apr - Jun 2013, p 104-106.

Bosworth, David A.  David, Jether, and child soldiers. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 36 no 2 Dec 2011, p 185-197.

Boyle, Marjorie O'Rourke.  The law of the heart: the death of a fool (1 Samuel 25).  Journal of Biblical Literature, 120 no 3 Fall 2001, p 401-427.

Brooks, Simcha Shalom.  Saul and the Samson Narrative.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 71 Sep 1996, p 19-25.

Collins, Nina L.  The start of the pre-exilic calendar day of David and the Amalekites: a note on 1 Samuel 30:17.  Vetus testamentum, 41 no 2 Apr 1991, p 203-210.

Cooley, Jeffrey L. The story of Saul's election (1 Samuel 9-10) in the light of mantic practice in ancient Iraq. Journal of Biblical Literature, 130 no 2 Sum 2011, p 247-261.

Cox, Ken.  David’s Wives.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 85-88.

Cryer, Frederick H.  David's rise to power and the death of Abner: an analysis of 1 Samuel 26:14-16 and its redaction-critical implications.  Vetus testamentum, 35 no 4 Oct 1985, p 385-394.

Darshan, Guy. The re-interment of Saul and Jonathan's bones (II Sam 21,12-14) in light of ancient Greek hero-cult stories.  Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 125 no 4 2013, p 640-645.

Decker, Aaron J. Multivalent readings of multivalent texts: 1 Samuel 10:27 and the problem of textual variants in the interpretation of scripture. Currents in Theology and Mission, 41 no 6 Dec 2014, p 412-416.

Deenick, Karl. Priest and king or priest-king in 1 Samuel 2:35. The Westminster Theological Journal, 73 no 2 Fall 2011, p 325-339.

DeRouchie, Jason S. The heart of YHWH and his chosen one in 1 Samuel 13:14. Bulletin for Biblical Research, 24 no 4 2014, p 467-489.

Diffey, Daniel S.  David and the fulfilment of 1 Samuel 2:35: faithful priest, sure house, and a man after God's own heart. The Evangelical Quarterly, 85 no 2 Apr 2013, p 99-104.

Dragga, Sam.  In the shadow of the judges: the failure of Saul.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 38 Jun 1987, p 39-46.

Dunston, Robert C.  Destroy Them All!  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 79-81.

Edelman, Diana.  Saul's battle against Amaleq (1 Sam 15).  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 35 Jun 1986, p 71-84.

Edelman, Diana.  Saul's rescue of Jabesh-Gilead (1 Sam 11:1-11): sorting story from history.  Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 96 no 2 1984, p 195-209.

Eppstein, Victor.  Was Saul also among the prophets.  Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 81 no 3 1969, p 287-304.

Eslinger, Lyle M.  Viewpoints and point of view in 1 Samuel 8-12  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 26 Jun 1983, p 61-76.

Exum, J Cheryl; Whedbee, J William.  Isaac, Samson, and Saul: reflections on the comic and tragic visions.  Semeia, 32 1984, p 5-40.

Fenton, Terry L.  Deuteronomistic Advocacy of the na¯bi^': 1 Samuel IX 9 and Questions of Israelite Prophecy.  Vetus testamentum, 47 no 1 Jan 1997, p 23-42.

Finkelstein, Israel.  Saul, Benjamin and the emergence of 'biblical Israel': an alternative view.  Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 123 no 3 2011, p 348-367.

Fretheim, Terence E.  Divine foreknowledge, divine constancy, and the rejection of Saul's kingship.  The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 47 no 4 Oct 1985, p 595-602.

Frisch, Amos.  'For I Feared the People, and I Yielded to Them' (I Sam 15,24)--Is Saul's Guilt Attenuated or Intensified.  Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 108 no 1 1996, p 98-104.

George, Mark K.   Constructing Identity in 1 Samuel 17.  Biblical Interpretation, 7 no 4 Oct 1999, p 389-412.

Gilmour, Rachelle; Young, Ian.   Saul's two year reign in 1 Samuel 13:1. Vetus testamentum, 63 no 1 2013, p 150-154.

Gnuse, Robert Karl.  A reconsideration of the form-critical structure in 1 Samuel 3: an ancient Near Eastern dream theophany.  Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 94 no 3 1982, p 379-390. Publication

Gordon, Robert P.  David's rise and Saul's demise: Narrative analogy in 1 Samuel 24-26.  Tyndale Bulletin, 31 1980, p 37-64.

Gordon, Robert P.  Saul's meningitis according to Targum 1 Samuel 19:24.  Vetus testamentum, 37 no 1 Jan 1987, p 39-49.

Gordon, Robert P.  Word-play and verse-order in 1 Samuel 24:5-8.  Vetus testamentum, 40 no 2 Apr 1990, p 139-144.

Green, Barbara.  Enacting imaginatively the unthinkable: 1 Samuel 25 and the story of Saul.  Biblical Interpretation, 11 no 1 2003, p 1-23.

Hamori, Esther J.  The prophet and the necromancer: women's divination for kings.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 132 no 4 2013, p 827-843.

Hamori, Esther J.  The spirit of falsehood.  The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 72 no 1 Jan 2010, p 15-30.

Handy, Lowell K.  The Character of Heirs Apparent in the Book of Samuel.  Biblical Research, 38 1993, p 5-22.

Hauer, Christian E.  Does 1 Samuel 9:1-11:15 reflect the extension of Saul's dominions.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 86 no 3 Sep 1967, p 306-310.

Hawk, Lewis Daniel.  Saul's altar. The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 72 no 4 Oct 2010, p 678-687.

Hawkins, Ralph K.  The first glimpse of Saul and his subsequent transformation.  Bulletin for Biblical Research, 22 no 3 2012, p 353-362.

Hobbs, T Raymond.  Hospitality in the First Testament and the 'teleological fallacy.'  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 95 Sep 2001, p 3-30.

Humphreys, W. Lee.  From tragic hero to villain: a study of the figure of Saul and the development of 1 Samuel. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 22 Feb 1982, p 95-117.

Humphreys, W. Lee.  The rise and fall of King Saul: a study of an ancient narrative stratum in 1 Samuel.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 18 Oct 1980, p 74-90.

Humphreys, W. Lee.  The tragedy of King Saul: a study of the structure of 1 Samuel 9-31.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 6 Feb 1978, p 18-27.

Hurowitz, Victor.  Eli's adjuration of Samuel (1 Samuel 3:17-18) in the light of a 'diviner's protocol' from Mari (AEM I/1, 1).  Vetus testamentum, 44 no 4 Oct 1994, p 483-497.

Hwang, Jerry. Yahweh's poetic mishpat in Israel's kingship: a reassessment of 1 Samuel 8-12.The Westminster Theological Journal, 73 no 2 Fall 2011, p 341-361.

Hyman, Ronald T.  Four acts of vowing in the Bible.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 37 no 4 Oct - Dec 2009, p 231-238.

Jacobs, Jonathan.  The role of the secondary characters in the story of the anointing of Saul (I Samuel ix-x).  Vetus testamentum, 58 no 4 - 5 2008, p 495-509.

Jobling, David.  Saul's fall and Jonathan's rise: tradition and redaction in 1 Sam 14:1-46.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 95 no 3 Sep 1976, p 367-376.

Johnson, Benjamin J M.  David then and now: double-voiced discourse in 1 Samuel 16.14-23.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Online), 38 no 2 Dec 2013, p 201-215.

Jones, Barry A.  Teaching Bible studies from First and Second Samuel in a congregational setting.  Review & Expositor, 99 no 2 Spr 2002, p 255-273.

Joo, Samantha.  'Trembled like him': reassessment of 1 Sam 13,7b.  Biblica, 91 no 3 2010, p 433-440.

Joosten, Jan.  1 Samuel 16:6,7 in the Peshitta version.  Vetus testamentum, 41 no 2 Apr 1991, p 226-233.

Kaplan, Jonathan. 1 Samuel 8:11-18 as 'a mirror for princes.' Journal of Biblical Literature, 131 no 4 2012, p 625-642.

Kauhanen, Tuukka.  Irenaeus and the text of 1 Samuel.  Vetus testamentum, 59 no 3 2009, p 415-428.

Keown, Gerald Lynwood.  Prophecy in 1 and 2 Samuel.  Review & Expositor, 99 no 2 Spr 2002, p 175-184.

Keren, Orly; Taragan, Hagit.  Merab, Saul's mute and muffled daughter.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 134 no 1 2015, p 85-103.

Ko, Ming Him.  Fusion-point hermeneutics: a theological interpretation of Saul's rejection in light of the Shema as the rule of faith. Journal of Theological Interpretation, 7 no 1 Spr 2013, p 57-78.

Kuty, Renaud.  Determination in Targum Jonathan to Samuel.  Aramaic Studies, 3 no 2 Jul 2005, p 187-201.

Labuschagne, C J.  The divine title, 'the high one', in the Song of Hannah.  Vetus testamentum, 58 no 4 - 5 2008, p 644-649.

Lawton, Robert B.  Saul, Jonathan and the 'Son of Jesse.'  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 58 Jun 1993, p 35-46.

Lemke, Steve W.  Rain as Divine Communication.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 27-30.

Lerner, Berel Dov. Saul and genocide.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 42 no 1 Jan - Mar 2014, p 39-44.

Leuchter, Mark.  A king like all the nations: the composition of I Sam 8,11-18.  Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 117 no 4 2005, p 543-558.

Levin, Yigal.  The identification of Khirbet Qeiyafa: a new suggestion.  Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 367 Aug 2012, p 73-86.

Lewis, Theodore J.  The Textual History of the Song of Hannah: 1 Samuel II 1-10.  Vetus testamentum, 44 no 1 Jan 1994, p 18-46.

Linafelt, Tod.  Private poetry and public eloquence in 2 Samuel 1:17-27: hearing and overhearing David's lament for Jonathan and Saul.  The Journal of Religion, 88 no 4 Oct 2008, p 497-526.

Lucas, Roy E.  At Shiloh.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 82-84.

Luck, G Coleman.  First glimpse of the first king of Israel.  Bibliotheca sacra, 123 no 489 Jan - Mar 1966, p 60-66.

Luck, G Coleman.  First meeting of Saul and Samuel.  Bibliotheca sacra, 124 no 495 Jul - Sep 1967, p 254-261.

Lys, Daniel.  Who is our President: From text to sermon on 1 Samuel 12:12.  Interpretation, 21 no 4 Oct 1967, p 401-420.

Martin, John A.  Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel, pt 3: The text of Samuel.  Bibliotheca sacra, 141 no 563 Jul - Sep 1984, p 209-222.

Matthews, E. LeBron.  Who Were the Amalekites?  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 71-74.

McCarthy, Dennis J.  Inauguration of monarchy in Israel: a form-critical study of 1 Samuel 8-12.  Interpretation, 27 no 4 Oct 1973, p 401-412.

McFall, Leslie.  The chronology of Saul and David. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 53 no 3 Sep 2010, p 475-533.

McKenzie, Cameron S.   Echoes of time and space: the Ark and the Exodus in 1 Samuel 4.  Didaskalia (Otterburne, Man.), 12 no 2 Spr 2001, p 59-80.

McKenzie, Steven L.  Elaborated evidence for the priority of 1 Samuel 26.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 129 no 3 Fall 2010, p 437-444.

Merrill, Eugene H.  The Chronicler: what kind of historian was he anyway?  Bibliotheca sacra, 165 no 660 Oct - Dec 2008, p 397-412.

Michael, Matthew. The prophet, the witch and the ghostunderstanding the parody of Saul as a 'prophet' and the purpose of Endor in the Deuteronomistic history. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Online), 38 no 3 Mar 2014, p 315-346.

Miller, J Maxwell.  Saul's rise to power: some observations concerning I Sam 9:1-10:16; 10:26-11:15 and 13:2-14:46.  The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 36 no 2 Apr 1974, p 157-174.

Minkoff, Harvey.  Moses and Samuel: Israel's era of charismatic leadership.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 30 no 4 Oct - Dec 2002, p 257-261.

Na'aman, Nadav.  David's sojourn in Keilah in light of the Amarna letters.  Vetus testamentum, 60 no 1 2010, p 87-97.

Naʼaman, Nadav.  Saul, Benjamin and the emergence of 'biblical Israel' (part 2).  Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 121 no 3 2009, p 335-349.

Naʼaman, Nadav.  The pre-Deuteronomistic story of King Saul and its historical significance.  The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 54 no 4 Oct 1992, p 638-658.

Na'aman, Nadav.  The sanctuary of the Gibeonites revisited.  Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 9 no 2 2009, p 101-124.

Newell, James O.  Jonathan; All We Know.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 54-56.

Newsom, Carol A.  Response to How are the mighty fallen? A dialogical study of King Saul in 1 Samuel.  Horizons in Biblical Theology, 29 no 1 2007, p 29-39.

Payne, John Barton.  Saul and the changing will of God.  Bibliotheca sacra, 129 no 516 Oct - Dec 1972, p 321-325.

Peckham, Brian.  The Deuteronomistic history of Saul and David.   Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 97 no 2 1985, p 190-209.

Peterson, Brian Neil. The authorship of Samuel: the Deuteronomist 70 years after Noth.  Bibliotheca sacra, 172 no 688 Oct - Dec 2015, p 416-432.

Preston, Thomas R.  The heroism of Saul: patterns of meaning in the narrative of the early kingship.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 24 Oct 1982, p 27-46.

Prince, Robert.  Top ten preaching texts from 1 Samuel.  Review & Expositor, 99 no 2 Spr 2002, p 207-222.

Prouser, Ora Horn.  Suited to the Throne: The Symbolic Use of Clothing in the David and Saul Narratives.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 71 Sep 1996, p 27-37.

Ratner, Robert.  Three bulls or one: a reappraisal of 1 Samuel 1:24.  Biblica, 68 no 1 1987, p 98-102.

Reis, Pamela Tamarkin.  Eating the Blood: Saul and the Witch of Endor.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 73 Mar 1997, p 3-23.

Reiss, Moshe.   Samuel and Saul: a negative symbiosis.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 32 no 1 Jan - Mar 2004, p 35-43.

Reiss, Moshe. Serah bat Asher in rabbinic literature. Jewish Bible Quarterly, 42 no 1 Jan - Mar 2014, p 45-51.

Rendsburg, Gary A. Some false leads in the identification of late biblical Hebrew texts: the cases of Genesis 24 and 1 Samuel 2:27-36.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 121 no 1 Spr 2002, p 23-46.

Roberts, J J M.  The historicity of David's imperial conquests.  Theology Today, 70 no 2 Jul 2013, p 109-118.

Rudman, Dominic.  The Commissioning Stories of Saul and David as Theological Allegory.  Vetus testamentum, 50 no 4 2000, p 519-530.

Sellars, Dawn Maria.  An obedient servant?: the reign of King Saul (1 Samuel 13-15). Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 35 no 3 Mar 2011, p 317-338.

Shaviv, Shemuel.   Na¯bi^' and na¯gi^d in 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16.  Vetus testamentum, 34 no 1 Jan 1984, p 108-113.

Shemesh, Yael.  David in the service of King Achish of Gath: renegade to his people or a fifth column in the Philistine army?  Vetus testamentum, 57 no 1 2007, p 73-90.

Shemesh, Yael.  Suicide in the Bible.  Jewish Bible Quarterly, 37 no 3 Jul - Sep 2009, p 157-168.

Smith, Brett W.  The sin of Eli and its consequences. Bibliotheca sacra, 170 no 677 Jan - Mar 2013, p 17-30.

Smothers, Thomas G.  Historical criticism as a tool for proclamation: 1 Samuel 13.  Review & Expositor, 84 no 1 Winter 1987, p 23-32.

Sostre, Samuel.  The hidden storyline within the biblical texts regarding David and Saul. Jewish Bible Quarterly (Online), 43 no 4 Oct - Dec 2015, p 233-240.

Spina, Frank A.  Eli's Seat: The Transition from Priest to Prophet in 1 Samuel 1-4.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 62 Jun 1994, p 67-75.

Sturdy, John.  Original meaning of 'Is Saul also among the prophets?'  Vetus testamentum, 20 no 2 Apr 1970, p 206-213.

Taggar-Cohen, Ada.  Political loyalty in the biblical account of 1 Samuel XX-XXII in the light of Hittite texts.  Vetus testamentum, 55 no 2 2005, p 251-268.

Traylor, John.  Eli, His Life and Ministry.  Biblical Illustrator, 42(4).  Summer 2016.  p 39-41.

Tsumura, David Toshio.  List and narrative in I Samuel 6,17-18a in the light of Ugaritic economic texts.  Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 113 no 3 2001, p 353-369.

VanDerToorn, Karel.  Saul and the rise of Israelite state religion.  Vetus testamentum, 43 no 4 Oct 1993, p 519-542.

VanHorn, W. Wayne. 1,2 Samuel, Explore the Bible Adult Commentary.  Nashville, TN:  Lifeway Christian Resources.  2008.

VanPraag, Herman M.  The downfall of King Saul: the neurobiological consequences of losing hope.  Judaism, 35 no 4 Fall 1986, p 414-428.

Walters, Stanley D.  Hannah and Anna: the Greek and Hebrew texts of 1 Samuel 1.  Journal of Biblical Literature, 107 no 3 Sep 1988, p 385-412.

Walters, Stanley D.  Reading Samuel to hear God.  Calvin Theological Journal, 37 no 1 Apr 2002, p 62-81.

Walters, Stanley D.  Saul of Gibeon.  Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 52 Dec 1991, p 61-76.

Willis, John T.  Function of comprehensive anticipatory redactional joints in 1 Samuel 16-18.  Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 85 no 3 1973, p 294-314.

Zalewski, Saul.  The purpose of the story of the death of Saul in 1 Chronicles .  Vetus testamentum, 39 no 4 Oct 1989, p 449-467.