Building off his monumental commentary on 1 Samuel, Andrew Steinmann continues his work on this single Hebrew book with Concordia Commentary: 2 Samuel.
The Book of 2 Samuel begins with David being made King of Judah and then walks through his reign—including his defeat of the Philistines, his sins of adultery and murder, and the threats against his life.
Throughout the narrative of David’s life, the promise of the Son of David is proclaimed again and again. We are given a Christological type that foreshadows the life, ministry, and eternal reign of the crucified and risen Jesus, the lowly shepherd from Bethlehem who was anointed to be king of Israel. Even David’s notorious sins serve to demonstrate the forgiveness God freely bestows on us through David's Son and Lord.
- Contains the author’s original translation of 2 Samuel, a verse-by-verse analysis of the Hebrew text, and a theological exposition of its message, both in its original setting in ancient Israel and for the church today
- Provides extensive background information about the history, chronology, geography, archaeology, and culture that is needed to understand this biblical book
- Features the best textual readings, discerned by comparing the Hebrew Masoretic Text to other ancient versions, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Greek Septuagint, and Josephus