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1 Kings

Author: Simon J De Vries
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Word biblical commentary, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Dr. DeVries' thorough overview of the world of 1 Kings, its geography, its culture, its politics, and the religious situation, brings the biblical record alive in its time and place. Upon this foundation is superimposed a comprehensive, lucid discussion of sacred history as theological testimony, and responsible consideration of 1 Kings as literary composition. - from dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J De Vries
ISBN: 0785250913 9780785250913
OCLC Number: 54431775
Notes: Edition statement from jacket.
"For this second edition, [the author] has updated and expanded the bibliography."--Jacket.
Description: lxxxiv, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The world of 1 Kings --
Sacred history as theological testimony --
1 Kings as a literary composition --
Toward the original text of 1 Kings --
Supplemental bibliography --
Critique of "postmodern" negativism regarding the Old Testament as a source of reliable historical information --
Conclusion to the throne-succession narrative (1:1-2:46) --
Account of Solomon's reign (3:1-11:43) --
Account of the two kingdoms up to Ahab (12:1-16:34) --
Excursus : the chronology of the Hebrew kings --
Narratives of the prophets in Elijah's time (17:1-22:40) --
The Elijah narratives : composition and redaction --
The reign of Jehoshaphat (22:41-51 [Eng. 22:41-50]) --
The reign of Ahaziah, son of Ahab (22:52:54 [Eng. 22:51-53]).
Series Title: Word biblical commentary, v. 12.
Other Titles: One Kings
First Kings
Bible.
Responsibility: Simon J. DeVries.

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Dr. DeVries' thorough overview of the world of 1 Kings, its geography, its culture, its politics, and the religious situation, brings the biblical record alive in its time and place. Upon this foundation is superimposed a comprehensive, lucid discussion of sacred history as theological testimony, and responsible consideration of 1 Kings as literary composition. - from dust jacket.

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