A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel
Pages 307 pages
Publisher Canon Press
Okay commentary. He spends most of his efforts finding parallel texts and words and thoughts. Some are helpful but many seem to be a bit of a stretch. Overall I found myself skimming a lot with only occasional helpful insights (contrast to his commentary on 1&2 kings which is very good)
I have to agree with John Philip on this one! It is not your run of the mill commentary by any means. Leithart seems to draw a lot of Hebraisms from the text that technical commentaries often miss because of the Western induced historical-critical method that has been passed down since the Reformation (obviously it began with the heavy recognition of literal meaning to shift away from the Aristotelian hermeneutics of the 'School Men' of the Roman Catholic Church). He often makes 'tasty' typological observations that should not be discounted easily. He also draws upon the text to give applications to the church of today. I am giving this 5 stars simply because there is nothing else like it I've come across whilst studying 1 Samuel. i still think any serious Bible student or pastor should get their hands on Tsumura because of his brilliance in regards to the Hebrew language and for a more technical understanding.
This is totally outstanding! Not your usual kind of commentary, but one that focuses on typology. You may find some of his suggestions stretching, but mostly I found them very convincing and thought provoking. Helpful in forcing one to read the bible in a deeper way.