Friday, October 20, 2006

Samuel as the New Moses

Like Joshua, Samuel is also presented as a new Moses. Like Moses, Samuel
-- is given up at birth (Exod 2; 1 Sam 1:21-28)
-- he receives a divine call (Exod 3:4; 1 Sam 3:4)
-- he intercedes for Israel after they have sinned (Ex 32; 1 Sam 7:7-14)
-- he leads Israel in battle (Deut 2; 1 Sam 7)
-- he anoints leaders (Lev 8; 1 Sam 10, 16)
-- he renews the covenant (Deut 31; 1 Sam 7)
-- he presents Israel with future consequences of their decisions (Deut 28-30; 1 Sam 12)

4 comments:

Dan Jasmin said...

He looks like Donal Sutherland...apparently :)

Dan Jasmin said...

That should have been "Donald".

Anonymous said...

Like Moses and Jesus Samuel also had a devout mother.

Michael Barber said...

Dim bulb, great point!