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By Peter D. Miscall

In a decisive departure from conventional biblical scholarship, Miscall bargains a analyzing of one Samuel that's strongly prompted via New feedback, Structuralism, and Deconstruction.

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I note a few in this section and indicate others at relevant points in the reading of 1 Samuel.  She also knows of a king who is considered the Lord's anointed.  The verse, nevertheless, does introduce the ubiquitous theme of war and the military.  "He ate and his spirit revived for he had not eaten food or drunk water for three days and three nights" (1 Sam.  2:36).  22:3).  Will this statement of retributive justice hold, or will the perverse justice, the mercy, of Judges prevail?  The Song as a whole is a lure; it offers much but produces little.

One of the main interests of the following reading is "the word of the Lord" and its relation to inquiry, to seeking certitude on the who, the why, the how.

12:6–15; 1 Kings 2:27 will be noted in the discussion. To summarize, the judgment speech again reminds us of the lack of an overview for 1 Samuel, yet by now we can detect a type of overview in chapters 1 and 2.  A corollary of the interest in the word of the Lord is the theme of inquiry, asking, and seeking.  The two approaches, "words" and "meanings," undermine each other and prevent each other from producing the true reading or interpretation of the text.  I will return to the question at a relevant point.

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