By August H. Konkel
Readers of one and a pair of Kings more often than not strategy those books as an easy chronology of post-Davidic Israel: the inauguration of Solomon’s reign, the department of the dominion following his demise, and Israel’s and Judah’s resulting kings, conflicts, captivities, and overarching religious decline. in fact, in spite of the fact that, the books of the Kings fall into the gathering often called the previous Prophets, and their precise tale and underlying subject matter middle on such impressive personalities as Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, and different divinely appointed spokesmen. it really is God’s interplay together 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 proper for us at the present time because it was once for the traditional Israelites. Bridging the centuries, August Konkel connects previous context to modern situations, 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 realm 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 specialize in the unique that means of the passage yet don’t speak about its modern program. the knowledge they give is valuable—but the task is barely part performed! The NIV software remark sequence is helping carry either halves of the interpretive job jointly. This distinctive, award-winning sequence exhibits readers tips on how to convey 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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