[b-hebrew] 1 Sam 1 and 2 -about Samuel or about Saul?

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Tue Jan 31 06:12:53 EST 2006

On 31/01/2006 10:41, Sesamo m. wrote:

>How can believers of the divine inspiration of the Bible deal with these 
>ideas? I guess the answer for the second point is a question of exegesis and 
>so out of place in this forum, but the first point has to do with the 
>language itsef.
I would think that most believers in divine inspiration would consider 
that the arguments which you have put forward are extremely weak and 
would dismiss them without serious consideration. For I think we would 
all agree that they are far from conclusive. There are many possible 
explanations of the naming formula in 1:20, and the only thing 
monarchist about the song is the last part of 2:10 which could easily be 
a later addition although it could also be prophetic, or just an 
indication of the popular longing for a king. (And this would hardly fit 
with the birth of Saul either, for there was no king when Saul was born.)

Peter Kirk
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