By August H. Konkel
Readers of one and a couple of Kings usually method those books as a simple chronology of post-Davidic Israel: the inauguration of Solomon’s reign, the department of the dominion following his loss of life, and Israel’s and Judah’s resulting kings, conflicts, captivities, and overarching non secular decline. actually, even though, the books of the Kings fall into the gathering referred to as the previous Prophets, and their precise tale and underlying subject heart on such amazing personalities as Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, and different divinely appointed spokesmen. it really is God’s interplay along with his humans when it comes to 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 listen, think, and reply? The query is as correct for us this present day because it used to be for the traditional Israelites. Bridging the centuries, August Konkel connects earlier context to modern conditions, aiding us snatch the that means and signifance of one and a couple of Kings and take to middle their message for us at the present time. such a lot Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from our global to the area of the Bible. yet they depart us there, assuming that we will be able to by some means make the go back trip on our personal. They specialise in the unique that means of the passage yet don’t speak about its modern program. the knowledge they provide is valuable—but the task is barely part performed! The NIV program observation sequence is helping convey either halves of the interpretive activity jointly. This precise, award-winning sequence indicates readers tips to deliver an historic message into our postmodern context. It explains not just what the Bible intended but in addition the way it speaks powerfully today.
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