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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Samuel, Books of
Two books of the Old Testament, originally one, and divided in the Septuagint into two, entitled respectively the First and Second Books of Kings; the narrative embraces a period of 125 years, and extends from the time of the Judges to the close of the reign of David, including the intermediate judgeship of Samuel and the reign of Saul, with the view of exalting the prophetic office on the one hand and the kingly office on the other.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Samuel, Books of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/samuel-books-of.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.