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The first book of Kings

Author: J Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1972.
Series: Cambridge Bible commentary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The plan of this volume of commentary on the New English Bible text of the First Book of Kings follows the pattern of the now well-established series on the Old and New Testaments. The main divisions of the text are those provided by the New English Bible itself, but these are further subdivided for the purposes of the commentary, which is printed in short sections following the relevant portion of the text. Canon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Robinson
ISBN: 0521086191 9780521086196 0521097347 9780521097345
OCLC Number: 514740
Description: xi, 258 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: What the book is about --
The Near Eastern background --
The rise of Assyria --
Josiah's reform --
The deuteronomists --
Josiah's death --
The writing of history --
The sources used in the book --
The purpose of the editors --
How and when the book was written --
The larger history --
The witness of archaeology --
The chronology of Kings --
Understanding the notes to the translation --
The death of David and accession of Solomon --
The reign of Solomon --
The divided kingdom --
Ahab and Elijah --
A note on further reading --
Appendix. Measures of length and extent --
Measures of capacity --
Weights and coins.
Series Title: Cambridge Bible commentary.
Other Titles: Bible.
CBC
Responsibility: commentary by J. Robinson.
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The plan of this volume of commentary on the New English Bible text of the First Book of Kings follows the pattern of the now well-established series on the Old and New Testaments. The main divisions of the text are those provided by the New English Bible itself, but these are further subdivided for the purposes of the commentary, which is printed in short sections following the relevant portion of the text. Canon Robinson suggests that the editors of I Kings compiled their history in order to teach the Hebrews that their existence as Israel, the covenant people of God, depended upon their continuing loyalty to their own religious traditions, and their refusal to exchange them for the very different traditions of the Canaanites among whom they lived.

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