on 1 October 2001
The International Critical Commentaries were without fail very authoritative and extremely thorough works when first published. However, most are now very old. A few of these older ones (notably Driver on Deuteronomy, Montgomery on Daniel and Kings) are still of substantial value. Unfortunately, this book is not. It has been completely superseded by later works, such as the two-volume commentary by P Kyle McCarter. If you happen to own a copy, it may be worth keeping, but if you are looking to buy a commentary on Samuel, look elsewhere.