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Norman J. Barlow, “David, King,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 1:359-360.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “KnoWhy OTL23A — How Does the Story of David’s Loyalty to Saul Apply in Our Day?” The Interpreter Foundation website, 14 June 2018.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “KnoWhy OTL22A — What Was the Religious Role of Music in the Life and Times of David?” The Interpreter Foundation website, 12 June 2018.
Richard G. Ellsworth, “The Tragic Dimensions of Saul,” Ensign, June 1990.
Taylor Halverson, “‘The Lord Looketh on the Heart.’ 1 Samuel 9-11; 13; 15-17,” The Interpreter Foundation website, 17 November 2013.
Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
Matthew Henry (1706)
Commentary on the Bible
Adam Clarke (1831)
Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable
Rashi (Shlomo Yitzchaki)
Notes on the Bible
Albert Barnes (1834)
Exposition of the Entire Bible
John Gill (1746–63)
Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Carl Friedrich Keil and Franz Delitzsch (1857–78)
Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible
John Wesley (1754–65)