2 Samuel 6 Commentary


2 Samuel 6:12-23, and the arrival of the ark in Jerusalem, is one of the most pivotal acts of David’s kingship. Indeed, ‘this chapter describes David’s first steps in making Jerusalem his religious capital.’ It is a key passage in David’s narrative, and thus needs to be exegeted thoroughly…

Scroll down to the end for a link to the rest of the essay on the topic

The full question:

Provide an exegetical essay on 2 Samuel 6:12-23.


These books are ordered from the most useful to the least used resource in my research. There are a few journal articles and websites at times as well. (scroll down to the end for my essay on the topic)

1 & 2 Samuel – Firth, David G.

2 Samuel For You – Chester, Tim

2 Samuel: Out of Every Adversity – Davis, Dale Ralph

The Message of Samuel: Personalities, Potential, Politics, and Power – Evans, Mary J.

1 and 2 Samuel: An Introduction and Commentary – Baldwin, Joyce G.

2 Samuel – Anderson, A. A.

1 and 2 Samuel – Chisholm, Robert B.

New Bible Commentary ‘1 and 2 Samuel’ – Payne, D. F.

1 & 2 Samuel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition – Mellish, Kevin

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