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By August H. Konkel

Readers of one and a pair of Kings typically procedure those books as a simple chronology of post-Davidic Israel: the inauguration of Solomon’s reign, the department of the dominion following his dying, and Israel’s and Judah’s resulting kings, conflicts, captivities, and overarching religious decline. in fact, besides the fact that, the books of the Kings fall into the gathering often called the previous Prophets, and their real tale and underlying subject matter heart on such remarkable 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 suitable for us this day because it used to be for the traditional Israelites. Bridging the centuries, August Konkel connects earlier context to modern conditions, assisting us snatch the that means and signifance of one and a pair of Kings and take to center their message for us this present day. so much Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from our international to the realm of the Bible. yet they depart us there, assuming that we will be able to one way or the other make the go back trip on our personal. They specialise in the unique which means of the passage yet don’t speak about its modern program. the data they provide is valuable—but the activity is barely part performed! The NIV program remark sequence is helping carry either halves of the interpretive activity jointly. This distinct, award-winning sequence exhibits readers the way to convey an old message into our postmodern context. It explains not just what the Bible intended but additionally the way it speaks powerfully today.

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