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1 and 2 Kings by Iain W. Provan
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Provan treats 1 and 2 Kings as a unified whole nestled within its canonical context. Kings constantly presupposes knowledge of the remainder of the story of Israel and invites reflection upon itself in the light of the prophetic writings and of the New Testament. It is examined here as narrative literature with historiographical intent, designed to teach its readers about God and the Ways of God. Provan does a masterful job of drawing the reader's attention to themes that are repeated in Kings, such as the theme of God's promise and how it is fulfilled among God's people. He has succeeded in making Kings a more readily accessible book.… (more)
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To the glory of God
For Andrew, Kirsty, Duncan, and Catherine
With the prayer that they may always remember that:

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”
(Proverbs 9:10)
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This is the 1995 commentary published in the "Understanding the Bible Commentary" series (previously "New International Biblical Commentary"). Do not combine it with 1997 monograph published by Sheffield Academic Press as part of the "Old Testament Guides" series.
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