By August H. Konkel
Readers of one and a couple of Kings typically strategy those books as a simple chronology of post-Davidic Israel: the inauguration of Solomon’s reign, the department of the dominion following his dying, and Israel’s and Judah’s resulting kings, conflicts, captivities, and overarching religious decline. in truth, besides the fact that, the books of the Kings fall into the gathering often called the previous Prophets, and their actual tale and underlying subject matter heart on such notable personalities as Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, and different divinely appointed spokesmen. it's God’s interplay along with his humans in terms of his prophets and their kings—his pleadings, his warnings, and the achievement of his words—that comes throughout time and again with forcefulness and readability. God speaks; now will his humans pay attention, think, and reply? The query is as appropriate for us at the present time because it used to be for the traditional Israelites. Bridging the centuries, August Konkel connects prior context to modern conditions, assisting us clutch the that means and signifance of one and a pair of Kings and take to center their message for us at the present time. so much Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from our international to the area of the Bible. yet they go away us there, assuming that we will be able to someway make the go back trip on our personal. They concentrate on the unique which means of the passage yet don’t talk about its modern program. the knowledge they provide is valuable—but the activity is just part performed! The NIV software observation sequence is helping convey either halves of the interpretive job jointly. This precise, award-winning sequence exhibits readers tips on how to carry an old message into our postmodern context. It explains not just what the Bible intended but additionally the way it speaks powerfully today.
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1 and 2 Kings (The NIV Application Commentary) by August H. Konkel