1Samuel - EinheitsÜbersetzung der Heiligen Sc
Originally but one book, the scroll of Samuel was early divided into two. The Greek translators called these the first and second Books of Kingdoms, a title St. Jerome later modified to "Kings." The Hebrew title, "Samuel" alludes to the leading figure in the first book, who was responsible for the enthronement of David. It is David's history that the second book recounts. This sacred work thus comprises the history of about a century, describing the close of the age of the Judges and the beginnings of monarchy in Israel under Saul and David. It is not a complete and continuous history, nor a systematic account of the period, but rather a series of episodes centered around the persons of Samuel, Saul and David, the principal figures leading up to the establishment of the royal dynasty of David. The final editor is unknown, nor are we certain of the time at which the various strands of the narrative were put together, though one may think of the period, perhaps late in the seventh century B.C., when the other volumes of the "Former Prophets" from Joshua through Kings, were built into a more or less continuous historical corpus. The Samuel-Saul-David narratives clearly depend on several written sources: a Samuel cycle, two sets of stories about Saul and David, and a family history of David. This last (2 Sam 9-20; 1 Kings 1-2), one of the most vivid historical narratives surviving from ancient times, probably originated early in the reign of Solomon. One of the most significant theological contributions of the Old Testament is found in 2 Sam 7 the oracle of Nathan. David is here promised an eternal dynasty, and this becomes the basis for the development of royal messianism throughout the Bible. With this promise to David one should compare 2 Chron 17; Psalm 89:19-37; 132:11-13; Acts 2:30; Hebrews 1:5. The contents of this work may be divided as follows: I. History of the Last Judges, Eli and Samuel (1 Sam 1:1 - 1 Sam 7:17) II. Establishment of the Monarchy in Israel (1 Sam 8:1 - 1 Sam 12:25) III. Saul and David (1 Sam 13:1 - 2 Sam 2:7) IV. The Reign of David (2 Sam 2:8 - 2 Sam 20:26) V. Appendixes (2 Sam 21:1 - 2 Sam 24:25) - (NAB)
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  • Headings


    Das erste Buch Samuel
    Eli und Samuel: 1,1 - 3,21

    1 Die Geburt Samuels
    Samuel wird dem Herrn geweiht
    2 Die Schuld des Hauses Eli
    3 Die erste Offenbarung an Samuel
    Verlust und Rückkehr der Bundeslade: 4,1 - 7,1

    4 Die Bundeslade bei den Philistern
    6 Die Rückkehr der Lade
    7 Samuel und Saul: 7,2 - 15,35
    Samuel als Richter
    8 Die Forderung nach einem König
    9 Die Salbung Sauls zum König
    10 Die Wahl Sauls zum König
    11 Hilfe für Jabesch
    Samuels Abschied
    13 Die Herrschaft Sauls
    Jonatans Heldentat
    14 Der Sieg über die Philister
    Sauls Schwur
    Die Kriege Sauls
    Sauls Familie
    15 Der Krieg gegen die Amalekiter. Sauls Verstoßung
    Saul und David: 16,1 - 31,13

    16 Davids Salbung zum König
    David im Dienst Sauls
    17 David und Goliat
    18 Jonatans Freundschaft mit David
    Sauls Feindschaft gegen David
    19 Jonatans Vermittlung
    Davids Flucht
    20 Jonatans Beistand für David
    21 David bei Ahimelech
    David in Gat, Adullam und Mizpe
    22 Sauls Rache an den Priestern von Nob
    23 David in Keïla und in der Steppe Sif
    24 Davids Achtung vor Sauls Leben
    26 Erneute Schonung von Sauls Leben
    27 David bei den Philistern
    28 Saul bei der Totenbeschwörerin von En-Dor
    29 Davids Entlassung aus dem Heer der Philister
    30 Davids Feldzug gegen die Amalekiter
    31 Sauls Ende

    Revised Standard Version (1966) - English
    Nova Vulgata - Latin
    Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD) - Spanish
    Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
    Bíblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957) - Portuguese
    La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
    CEI (1974) - Italian