This chapter provides an introduction to 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Introductory matters addressed include the canonical importance, literary strategy, literary connections to Judges, and structure of the books.
This article answers the question more often raised in the homosexual debate: were David and Jonathan lovers? What is the most faithful way to understand their close relationship described in 1 Samuel?
What is the world to which 1 Samuel introduces us? What was the historical, cultural, and theological context? This essay wants to interpret the life of David within the world dominated by the Philistines.