By August H. Konkel

Readers of one and a couple of Kings regularly method those books as a simple 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 non secular decline. in fact, even though, the books of the Kings fall into the gathering referred to as 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's God’s interplay together 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 many times with forcefulness and readability. God speaks; now will his humans pay attention, think, and reply? The query is as appropriate for us this day 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 pair of Kings and take to middle their message for us this 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 by some means make the go back trip on our personal. They specialise in the unique that means of the passage yet don’t talk about its modern program. the data they provide is valuable—but the activity is barely part performed! The NIV program observation sequence is helping deliver either halves of the interpretive activity jointly. This precise, award-winning sequence indicates readers how you can deliver an historical 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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