Samuel I and II

Rubin Edition of the Prophets: Samuel I and II

The Early Prophets – with a Commentary Anthologized from the Rabbinic Writings, Rabbi Nosson Scherman

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You know and use the Stone Edition, which has become the standard English-language Chumash. But what about the rest of the Written Torah, the Prophets and the Writings? Where can we go for a sweeping understanding of the text, as understood by the Sages and the classic commentators, presented in a way that makes it both accessible and enjoyable to scholar and layman alike?
The first volume of the Rubin Edition, Joshua/Judges, provided the answer.
Thanks to the brilliance of the ArtScroll/Mesorah team of scholars and writers, led by Rabbi Nosson Scherman, the tradition continues, with The Rubin Edition of I Samuel and II Samuel in one volume. This translation and commentary on the Prophets is sweeping the English-speaking world, providing new dimensions of understanding and beauty. It not only brings the verses alive, it makes them speak to us ù in language, in outlook, in aspiration for spiritual growth.


This outstanding new work has an unprecedented array of features:

  • A highly regarded new English translation, firmly grounded in traditional sources
  • A commentary culled from classic sources and presented gracefully and literately
  • Newly set Hebrew commentaries of Rashi, Radak, and Metzudos Tzion and Dovid, so you can study on many levels
  • Newly set, accurate Hebrew text of the Tanach
  • Introductions and explanations of difficult concepts
  • Lightweight, opaque, acid-free paper, for decades of use
  • Gilded page heads
  • Ribbon place-marker


Among the many topics in this volume are:
Hannah’s prayer – The emergence of Samuel – The destruction of Shilo – The mistaken demand for a king and Samuel’s strong response – Saul, the first king l David, the shepherd is anointed and kills Goliath l Saul’s pursuit of flight – David and Jonathan l Saul’s defeat and death – David becomes king – The Ark comes to Jerusalem – Bath-Sheba and Uriah – The rebellions of Absalem and Sheba ben Bichri – The Gibeonites grisly demand l David’s magnificent songs – The tragic census – David’s final battles – An overview on David’s greatness


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