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1 and 2 Kings: An Introduction and…
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1 and 2 Kings: An Introduction and Commentary

by D. J. Wiseman

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The book of Kings is a unique source for understanding the history of Israel from the last days of the united kingdom under David to the eventual fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Presenting Israel's national history from a divine viewpoint, these narratives measure the kings of Israel and Judah not by the mark they leave on secular history, but by their "doing what is right in the Lord's sight." Embedded in this story are enduring lessons of the ways of God with his people in every age. In this commentary Donald Wiseman brings to this portion of Scripture his lifelong study of the archaeology, history, languages and documents of the ancient Near East. No other commentary on Kings offers as much historical background and well-considered judgment in such concise and accessible form. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
  Paul_Brunning | Apr 26, 2016 |
A conservative exegesis with Wiseman penning in his preface a prayer that the book will enhance the reader's responsiveness to "the word of God". No hint of higher criticism, least of all of the controversies initiated a year before (1992) by Philip Davies' "In Search of Ancient Israel" which initiated the current debates raging over the archaeological and textual evidence relating to this history.
  neilgodfrey | Nov 21, 2006 |
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The book of Kings is a unique source for understanding the history of Israel from the last days of the united kingdom under David to the eventual fall of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Presenting Israel's national history from a divine viewpoint, these narratives measure the kings of Israel and Judah not by the mark they leave on secular history, but by their "doing what is right in the Lord's sight." Embedded in this story are enduring lessons of the ways of God with his people in every age.In this commentary Donald Wiseman brings to this portion of Scripture his life-long study of the archeology, history, languages and documents of the ancient Near East. No other commentary on Kings offers as much historical background and well-considered judgement in such concise and accessible form.

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