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Samuel the rogue prophet/priest

Samuel the rogue prophet/priest

A significant portion of the Judaean writings in the Tanakh is devoted to what I’ll call the Davidic Dynasty, including some pre-history, history of David and his descendants, and then prophecy devoted to a Davidic “messiah” to come. The so-called prophet Samuel plays a foundational role in this story, but was Samuel actually who the Tanakh claims, or was he actually an imposter in open rebellion to the commandments of YHWH?

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