Craig E. Morrison, OCarm, teaches Aramaic and biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Among his interests are an appreciation of the art of Hebrew narrative and lectio divina. He has written for The Bible Today, Word Among Us, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and other scholarly journals.
"Morrison's 2 Samuel makes a wonderful addition to the Berit
Olam series. He demonstrates considerable literary sensitivity in
discussing a book as rich as biblical prose narrative gets. The
series' specialization in Hebrew narrative and poetry is thus well
met."Barbara Green, OP, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
"It is not often that one comes across a commentary so rich in exegetical insight despite so little attention given to other contemporary scholarship. Consistent with the stated aim of the Berit Olam series, Morrison prioritizes the final form of the text and approaches 2 Samuel as primarily a work of artistic storytelling, as literature directly comparable to Shakespeare and Austen, Homer and Dickens."James E. Patrick, Theological Studies
"A teacher of Aramaic and biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Craig Morrison, O Carm, explores in this work the intriguing character of King David as he draws the reader into the heart of this ancient masterpiece."Mount Carmel