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Ackroyd, P. R. (1971), The First Book of Samuel, CBC (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

——— (1977), The Second Book of Samuel, CBC (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

—— (1975), ‘The Verb Love—᾽āhēb in the David-Jonathan Narratives—a Footnote’, VT 25: 213–14.

Albright, W. F. (1968), Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan (Garden City, NY: Doubleday).

Alt, A. (1968), Essays on Old Testament History and Religion, tr. R. A. Wilson (Garden City, NY: Doubleday).

Ben-Barak, Z. (1979), ‘The Legal Background to the Restoration of Michal to David’, in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Studies in the Historical Books of the Old Testament, VTSup 30: 15–29.

Birch, B. C. (1971), ‘The Development of the Tradition on the Anointing of Saul in 1 Sam 9:1–10:16 ’, JBL 90: 55–68.

—— (1975), ‘The Choosing of Saul at Mizpah’, CBQ 37: 447–57.

—— (1976), The Rise of the Israelite Monarchy: The Growth and Development of 1 Samuel 7–15, SBLDS 27 (Missoula: Scholars Press).

Blenkinsopp, J. (1964), ‘Jonathan's Sacrilege, 1 Sam 14, 1–46 : A Study in Literary History’, CBQ 26: 423–49.

—— (1966), ‘Theme and Motif in the Succession History (2 Sam xi 2 ff.) and the Yahwist Corpus’, Volume du Congrès, Genève 1965, VTSup 44–57.

—— (1969a), ‘Kiriath-jearim and the Ark’, JBL 88: 143–56.

—— (1969b), ‘1 and 2 Samuel’, in R. C. Fuller (ed.), A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (London: Nelson), 305–27.

—— (1974), ‘Did Saul Make Gibeon his Capital?’, VT 24: 1–7.

Boecker, H. J. (1969), Die Beurteilung der Anfänge des Königtums in den deuteronomistischen Abschnitten des ersten Samuelisbuches, WMANT 31 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag).

Boer, P. A. H. de (1938), Research into the Text of 1 Samuel i–xvi (Amsterdam: H. J. Paris).

—— (1949), ‘Research into the Text of 1 Samuel xviii–xxxi’, OTS 6:1–100 .

Brauner, R. A. (1974), ‘ “To Grasp the Hem” and 1 Samuel 15:27 ’, JANESCU 6: 35–8.

Bright, J. (1972), A History of Israel, 2nd edn., OTL (London: SCM).

Campbell, A. F. (1975), The Ark Narrative ( 1 Sam 4–6 , 2 Sam 6 ): Form-Critical and Traditio-Historical Study, SBLDS 16 (Missoula: Scholars Press).

Carlson, R. A. (1964), David, the Chosen King: A Traditio-Historical Approach to the Second Book of Samuel (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell).

Childs, B. S. (1979), Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture (London: SCM).

Clements, R. E. (1974), ‘The Deuteronomistic Interpretation of the Founding of the Monarchy in 1 Sam VIII’, VT 24: 398–410.

Cohen, H. H. (1965), ‘David and Bathsheba’, JBR 33: 142–8.

Conroy, C. C. (1978), Absalom Absalom! Narrative and Language in 2 Sam 13–20, AnBib 81 (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute).

Cross, F. M. (1953a), ‘A New Qumran Biblical Fragment Related to the Original Hebrew Underlying the Septuagint’, BASOR 132: 15–26.

—— (1953b), ‘A Royal Song of Thanksgiving: 2 Sam 22 = Psalm 18’, JBL 72: 15–34.

——— (1955), ‘The Oldest Manuscripts from Qumran’, JBL 74:147–72.

—— (1973), Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic: Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press).

Crüsemann, F. (1978), Der Widerstand gegen das Königtum: Die anti-königlichen Texte des Alten Testaments und der Kampf um den frühen israelitischen Staat, WMANT 49 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag).

—— (1980), ‘Zwei alttestamentliche Witze: 1 Sam 21:11–15 und 2 Sam 6:16, 20–23 ’, ZAW 92: 215–27.

Dietrich, W. (1972), Prophetie und Geschichte: Eine redaktionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zum deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk, FRLANT 108 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Driver, G. R. (1962), ‘Plurima Mortis Imago’, in M. Ben-Horin et al. (eds.), Studies and Essays in Honor of Abraham A. Neuman (Leiden: Brill).

Driver, S. R. (1913), Notes on the Hebrew Text of the Books of Samuel, 2nd rev. edn. (Oxford: Clarendon).

Dus, J. (1968), ‘Die Geburtslegende Samuels, 1 Sam 1 (Eine traditions-geschichtliche Untersuchung zu 1 Sam 1–3)’, RSO 43: 163–94.

Edelman, D. V. (1991), King Saul in the Historiography of Judah, JSOTSup 121 (Sheffield: Academic Press).

Eissfeldt, O. (1965), The Old Testament: An Introduction, tr. P. R. Ackroyd (Oxford: Blackwell).

Fensham, F. C. (1964), ‘The Treaty between Israel and the Gibeonites’, BA 27: 96–100.

—— (1970), ‘The Battle between the Men of Joab and Abner as a Possible Ordeal by Battle?’, VT 20: 356–7.

Fishbane, M. (1982), ‘1 Samuel 3: Historical Narrative and Narrative Politics’, in K. R. R. Gros Louis (ed.), Literary Interpretations of Biblical Narratives, ii (Nashville: Abingdon).

Flanagan, J. W. (1972), ‘Court History or Succession Document? A Study of 2 Samuel 9–20 and 1 Kings 1–2 ’, JBL 91:172–81.

Fuss, W. (1962), ‘2 Samuel 24’, ZAW 74: 145–64.

Gerleman, G. (1977), ‘Schuld und Sühne: Erwägungen zu 2 Sam 12’, in H. Donner et al. (eds.), Beiträge zur alttestamentliche Theologie, Festschrift für Walther Zimmerli (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), 132–9.

Giveon, R. (1964), ‘ “The Cities of Our God” (2 Sam 10:12 )’, JBL 83: 415–16.

Gnuse, R. (1982), ‘A Reconsideration of the Form-Critical Structure in 1 Samuel 3: An Ancient Near Eastern Dream Theophany’, ZAW 94: 379–90.

Gordon, R. P. (1984), 1 & 2 Samuel, Old Testament Guides (Sheffield: JSOT).

———(1986), 1 & 11 Samuel: A Commentary, Library of Biblical Interpretation (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan).

Grønbaek, J. H. (1971), Die Geschichte vom Aufstieg Davids (1 Sam 15–2 Sam 5): Tradition und Komposition, ATDan 10 (Copenhagen: Munksgaard).

Gunn, D. M. (1976), ‘Traditional Composition in the “Succession Narrative”’, VT 26: 214–19.

———‘Narrative Patterns and Oral Tradition in Judges and Samuel’, VT 24: 286–317.

———(1978), The Story of King David: Genre and Interpretation, JSOTSup 6 (Sheffield: JSOT).

———(1980), The Fate of King Saul, JSOTSup 14 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Hermann, S. (1953–4), ‘Die Königsnovelle in Ägypten und in Israel’, Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Karl-Marx-Universität, Leipzig, 3: 51–62.

Hertzberg, H. W. (1964), 1 and 2 Samuel: A Commentary, tr. J. S. Bowden, OTL (London: SCM).

Hoftijzer, J. (1970), ‘David and the Tekoite Woman’, VT 20: 419–44.

Honeyman, A. M. (1948), ‘The Evidence for Regnal Names among the Hebrews’, JBL 67: 13–25.

Ishida, T. (1977), The Royal Dynasties in Ancient Israel: A Study on the Formation and Development of Royal-Dynastic Ideology, BZAW 142 (Berlin: de Gruyter).

Jobling, D. (1976), ‘Saul's Fall and Jonathan's Rise: Tradition and Redaction in 1 Samuel 14: 1–46’, JBL 95: 367–76.

Jones, G. H. (1984), 1 and 2 Kings, NCB Commentary, 2 vols. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans).

———(1990), The Nathan Narratives, JSOTSup 80 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Kapelrud, A. S. (1955), ‘King and Fertility: A Discussion of 2 Sam 21: 1–14’, NTT 56: 113–22.

Kenyon, K. M. (1974), Digging Up Jerusalem (London: Benn).

Levenson, J. D. (1978), ‘1 Samuel 25 as Literature and History’, CBQ 40: 11–28.

l'Heureux, C. (1976), ‘The y e lîdê hārāpā—A Cultic association of Warriors’, BASOR 221: 83–5.

Long, V. P. (1989), The Reign and Rejection of King Saul: A Case for Literary and Theological Coherence, SBLDS 118 (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

McCarter, P. K. (1980), 1 Samuel, AB 8 (Garden City, NY: Doubleday).

———(1984), 2 Samuel, AB 9 (Garden City, NY: Doubleday).

Malamat, A. (1955), ‘Doctrines of Causality in Biblical and Hittite Historiography: A Parallel’, VT 5: 1–12.

———(1958), ‘The Kingdom of David and Solomon in its Contact with Egypt and Aram Naharaim’, BA 21: 96–102.

———(1963), ‘Aspects of the Foreign Policies of David and Solomon’, JNES 22: 1–17.

Mayes, A. D. H. (1977), ‘The Reign of Saul’, in J. H. Hayes and J. M. Miller (eds.), Israelite and Judaean History, OTL (London: SCM), 322–31.

Mazar, B. (1962), ‘The Aramaean Empire and Its Relations with Israel’, BA 25: 98–120.

Mendelsohn, I. (1956), ‘Samuel's Denunciation of Kingship in the Light of the Akkadian Documents from Egypt’, BASOR 143: 17–22.

Mettinger, T. N. D. (1976), King and Messiah: The Civil and Sacral Legitimation of the Israelite Kings, ConBOT 8 (Lund: Gleerup).

Miller, P. D., and Roberts, J. M. M. (1977), The Hand of the Lord: A Reassessment of the ‘Ark Narrative’ of 1 Samuel (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press).

Muilenburg, J. (1959), ‘The Form and Structure of Covenant Formulations’, VT 9: 347–65.

Nelson, R. D. (1981), The Double Redaction of the Deuteronomistic History, JSOTSup 18 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Newman, M. (1962), ‘The Prophetic Call of Samuel’, in B. W. Anderson and W. Harrelson (eds.), Israel's Prophetic Heritage (London: SCM).

Nicholson, E. W. (1967), Deuteronomy and Tradition (Oxford: Blackwell).

Noth, M. (1960), The History of Israel, tr. P. R. Ackroyd (London: A. & C. Black).

———(1981), The Deuteronomistic History, JSOTSup 15 (Sheffield: JSOT). German original, Überlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien, I (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1943).

Porter, J. R. (1954), ‘The Interpretation of 2 Samuel vi and Psalm cxxxii’, JTS 5: 161–73.

Richardson, H. N. (1971), ‘The Last Words of David: Some Notes on 2 Sam 23:1–7 ’, JBL 90, 257–66.

Rost, L. (1982), The Succession to the Throne of David (Sheffield: Almond). German original, Die Überlieferung von der Thronnachfolge Davids, BWANT 3/6 (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1926).

Schicklberger, F. (1973), Die Ladeerzählungen des ersten Samuel-Buches: Eine literaturwissenschaftliche und theologiegeschichtliche Untersuchung, FB 7 (Würzburg: Echter).

Schmid, H. (1970), ‘Der Tempelbau Salomos in religionsgeschichtlicher Sicht’, in A. Kuschke and E. Kutsch (eds.), Archäologie und Altes Testament: Festschrift für Kurt Galling (Tübingen: Mohr), 241–50.

Soggin, J. A. (1977), ‘The Davidic-Solomonic Kingdom’, in J. H. Hayes and J. M. Miller (eds.), Israelite and Judaean History, OTL (London: SCM), 332–80.

Speiser, E. A. (1958), ‘Census and Ritual Expiation in Mari and Israel’, BASOR 149: 171–6.

Stoebe, H. J. (1973), Das erste Buch Samuelis, KAT 8/1 (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus).

Thomas, D. W. (1960), ‘KELEBH “Dog”: Its Origin and Some Usages of it in the Old Testament’, VT 10: 410–27.

Thompson, J. A. (1974), ‘The Significance of the Verb “Love” in the David–Jonathan Narratives in 1 Samuel’, VT 24: 334–8.

Timm, H. (1966), ‘Die Ladeerzählung (1 Sam 4–6; 2 Sam 6) und das Kerygma des deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks’, EvT 26: 509–26.

Tov, E. (1979), ‘The Textual Affiliations of 4QSama’, JSOT 14: 37–53.

Tsevat, M. (1958), ‘Marriage and Monarchical Legitimacy in Ugarit and Israel’, JSS 3: 237–43.

Ulrich, E. C. (1978), The Qumran Text of Samuel and Josephus, HSM (Missoula: Scholars Press).

Veijola, T. (1975), Die ewige Dynastie: David und die Entstehung seiner Dynastie nach der deuteronomistischen Darstellung, Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae B 193 (Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia).

———(1977), Das Königtum in der Beurteilung der deuteronomistischen Historiographie: Eine redaktionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung, Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, B 198 (Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia).

———(1979), ‘Salomo—der Erstgeborene Bathsebas’, in J. A. Emerton (ed.), Studies in the Historical Books of the Old Testament, VTSup 30 (Leiden: Brill), 230–50.

von Rad, G. (1951), Der heilige Krieg in alten Israel, ATANT 20 (Zurich: Zwingli).

———(1966), ‘The Beginnings of Historical Writing in Ancient Israel’, The Problem of the Hexateuch and Other Essays (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd), 166–204.

Wallis, G. (1952), ‘Eine Parallele zu Richter 19:29 ff und 1 Sam 11:5 ff aus dem Briefarchiv von Mari’, ZAW 64: 57–61.

Weinfeld, M. (1972), Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School (Oxford: Clarendon).

Weiser, A. (1962), Samuel: Seine geschichtliche Aufgabe und religiöse Bedeutung: Traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zu 1 Samuel 7–12, FRLANT 81 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Wellhausen, J. (1871), Der Text der Bücher Samuelis untersucht (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Whybray, R. N. (1968), The Succession Narrative: A Study of 2 Sam 9–20 and 1 Kings 1 and 2, SBT 9 (London: SCM).

Willis, J. T. (1971), ‘An Anti-Elide Narrative Tradition from a Prophetic Circle at the Ramah Sanctuary’, JBL 90: 288–308.

———(1972), ‘Cultic Elements in the Story of Samuel's Birth and Dedication’, ST 26: 33–61.

———(1973), ‘The Song of Hannah and Psalm 113’, CBQ 35: 139–54.

———(1979), ‘Samuel Versus Eli, 1 Sam 1–7’, TZ 35: 201–12.

Wolff, H. W. (1964), Amos' geistige Heimat, WMANT 18 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag).

Wright, G. E. (1962), ‘The Lawsuit of God: A Form-Critical Study of Deuteronomy 32’, in B. W. Anderson and W. Harrelson (eds.), Israel's Prophetic Heritage (London: SCM), 26–67.

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