Plērōma anul XVI nr. 1 () 9‑31 Prophet of Doom: Reading Samuel's Character Dr. Tamas Csovek he Pentecostal heological College, Budapest, Hungary. JOHN SHIRLEY DOOM (Doom, ) A tutti i geniali ragazzi della Id Software Un grazie a Ed Schlesinger; ai produttori, al. Jeremiah – The Prophet Of. Doom. Jeremiah prophesied later than Isaiah - around BC. He lived through the last years of the Kingdom of Judah. He was in.
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Technorati Tags: Old Testament , prophets , doom , Jerusalem , Amos No one knows exactly when or how, but in the hills around the town of Tekoa in the heart of the southern kingdom of Judah, an event occurred that led to one of the great movements of spirit in the history of humanity. The time was approximately the middle of the eighth century BC, the location about ten miles south of Jerusalem. The event was neither public nor visible and probably went unnoticed by the people of Tekoa: the event occurred within a sheepherder named Amos. Although he was a man with no notable education or religious background, Amos somehow came to the conviction that he had had an encounter with God. He knew that he was divinely commissioned to carry an urgent message of judgment and warning to the kingdom of Israel to the north.
Each of the stories about Samuel in chaps. Beyond 1 Samuel 7 Before ch. Ater ch. His coarse manner at greeting Saul demands explanation. As pointed out by a number of commentators Samuel does not cooperate with the deity but seems to pursue his own agenda regarding leadership in Israel.
Now, we learn that a sacriicial meal was prepared , 24 , probably days before. As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found.
And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and your whole family line? Even though he announces no doom, nor does he admonish Saul when he anoints him —8 , the tone is unmistakably that of Samuel. Not long ater, Samuel summons Israel to Mizpah. With the war against Philistia started and Samuel being late in ch. Reproach, indictment, ominous prospects — that is how the prophet assists the king cf.
In this way the narrator skillfully characterizes the prophet [and inadvertently proves correct R. Even when he does not speak, his actions are humiliating see —24 Interestingly, H. Samuel leads Israel in repentance and intercedes for her. We see him intercede for Israel in ch. Now, can we see signs in his narrative portrayal revealing his personality?
And can we ind events or narrative reasons causing this shit from intercession to judgment? Apparently, he sleeps alone see , arranges things alone see ; —13, 22—24; , travels alone ; ; , To be sure, we oten see him in the company of others but never accompanied by family, relatives or friends.
He does not even seem to have a servant. But then, he makes his comeback; see Polzin, 1 Samuel. A lonely prophet, he prefers to be let alone both in life and death.
In this capacity he intercedes for Israel in —9 and in — It is important that these men unite political and religious leadership capacities, i. On the encounter of Saul and Samuel in ch. Although incensed, he sides with sinful Israel. And his compassionate rhetoric works. In Numbers 12 Aaron and Miriam slander Moses. Wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has started.
Moses intercedes for Israel, without, however, being in agreement with them. Indeed, Moses, in Exodus, is very angry with idolatrous Israel. Similarly, in Numbers 16, in a bid to power some Levites rise up against him, which Moses takes as a personal afront Num.
He is consistently on the side of the ones threatened 33 B. He rises above personal ofenses and takes sides even against YHWH if necessary.
More importantly, one cannot help having the impression that there are two parties here: Samuel and Israel. Is he amongst penitent Israel purifying themselves and confessing? By the end of ch. He is known as a prophet whose word is fulilled see His worst fears seem to take shape with the emerging monarchy and its representative king.
Both in ch. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of ities, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his oicials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use.
He will take a tenth of your locks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day. It is as if kingship only afects sinful Israel but not the prophet.
But they forgot the LORD their God; so he sold them into the hand of Sisera, the commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab, who fought against them. But now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve you. Now here is the king you have chosen, the one you asked for; see, the LORD has set a king over you. But if you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers Studying prophets W.
Still, and despite the fact that Samuel is rarely depicted in situations comparable to the prophets Brueggeman studies, it seems to apply to Samuel and his basic attitude. We could see Moses and Esra being angry as well as in anguish. Without knowing, however, about what exactly Samuel was troubled and for what he cried out all night, it is diicult to see him in anguish.
Even less so if J. In any case, the prophet seems more alerted than anguished ater the public iasco. Or is it the other way round: Does Samuel make the perpetual impression of being an 41 See also , 21, 30 and the note on above.
Brueggemann, he Prophetic Imagination, Philadelphia, Fortress, , p. Whichever it is, it makes one recognize a conspicuous dissimilarity to Samson. Right at his very irst appearance in ch. Similar observations can be made regarding his relationship to Saul.
Samuel is said to leave the scene ater both occasions of announcing the judgment ; 15,— As opposed to ch. His being set apart and over against Israel makes him a rather strange sort of a prophet never identifying or siding with his people.
How much was he suitable to the prophetic mission he was supposed to carry out? A reliable prophet, but a lonely igure at the same time He never sides with Israel. From his irst announcement in ch. See also p.
Since we know precious little from both Samuel and his era which he too admits p. Discussing these could have helped his conclusion.
What he did unwillingly and unwittingly in chaps. Gaza, made slaves of their captives. They took an entire village and sold the inhabitants to Edom. The fire of divine judgment would be their doom. Tyre, ,10 did not remember the "covenant of brotherhood.
Ammon, used senseless cruelty. Primarily, they were motivated by greed. Moab, burned the bones of the dead and turned them into lime! Judah and Israel would not escape.
They, also, would feel God's wrath. Judah's sin was religious apostasy. She sought after false religious teachings, having forgotten God's laws. Israel's sins were many -- injustice, greed, idolatry, immorality, oppressing the poor, taking bribes for false judgments, indifference, and ignoring the divine warnings.
Where sin is involved, God is not a respecter of persons! The book of Amos records five visions: Vision of locusts, , Vision of the plumb line , Vision of the summer fruit , and Vision of the Lord by the altar These visions gave to the nations, including God's own people, His very clear message of impending doom. There are many lessons to be learned from Amos.
I want to share two of them with you. Nations reap what they sow. The introductory statement to each nation was: "Thus saith the Lord: For three transgressions God and man cannot walk together unless man agrees with God.