There is a shortage of good commentaries on 1 and 2 Samuel. This very readable commentary on 2 Samuel was part of The Expositor’s Bible and will enhance devotional studies in the book and provide a wealth of help to preachers. William Blaikie (1820-1899) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister who pastored in the Free Church and served as Professor of Divinity at New College, Edinburgh. In spite of his credentials as an academic, Blaikie writes with deceptive simplicity but real warmth in this commentary. Based on an edition of this book published in 1888, this has been completely re-typeset.