2 Samuel
By Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron offers a theological exegesis of 2 Samuel in this paperback book.

The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition should inform and shape faithfulness today. Here, Bishop Barron highlights three major themes: God's non-competitive transcendence, the play between divine and non-divine causality, and the role of Old Testament kingship. As with other volumes in the series, this book is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for Catholic preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.

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Author: Robert Barron
ISBN: 978-1-58743-419-8
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Publisher: Baker Academic

Language: English
Release Date: 2015-04-28





Series One: David Comes to Power

2 Samuel 1 3

2 Samuel 2 22

Series Two: Priest and King

2 Samuel 3 31

2 Samuel 4 38

2 Samuel 5 40

2 Samuel 6 50


2 Samuel 7 67


2 Samuel 8 81


2 Samuel 9 85


2 Samuel 10 89


Series Three - David and Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11 95


Series Four - A Sword Will Never Your House

2 Samuel 12 107

2 Samuel 13 123

2 Samuel 14 131

2 Samuel 15 137


2 Samuel 16 147


2 Samuel 17 155


2 Samuel 18 160


2 Samuel 19 166

2 Samuel 20 177


Series Five - Toward the Temple

2 Samuel 21 181

2 Samuel 22 186

2 Samuel 23 195

2 Samuel 24 200



Bibliography 211

Subject Index  212

Scripture Index 217

Fr. Robert Barron is a great teacher of the Church and a gifted biblical commentator who breaks open the Word of God for our day as Ambrose and Augustine did for theirs.

—George Weigel

Distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

In this book, Fr. Barron brings his theological erudition to the task of interpreting sacred scripture. The result will be a delight for all his readers. Not only will they relish the many profundities of the text, but they will be able to join the author in wrestling with its various conundrums. Even the challenging parts of David's life are handled in fresh, creative, and--most important--productive ways

—Gary Anderson

Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Notre Dame

Fr. Robert Barron is one of the clearest and most compelling Christian communicators I know. He is a scholar, yet he relates easily to all the faithful. As a preacher he reaches both mind and heart. Now, in this major biblical commentary, he has given us a book that measures up to the standard already established by this excellent series. The story of 2 Samuel 'lives and breathes' in Barron's words.

—John H. Armstrong

President, ACT3 Network, Carol Stream, Illinois