The Second Book of Kings

The Second Book of Kings


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As in the other Cambridge Bible Commentary volumes, an introduction is followed by the text of the New English Bible translation divided into sections. Each section of the text is followed by the commentary upon it. Canon Robinson shows that 2 Kings is truly a continuation of the story told in the preceding historical books. The narrative now passes to the decline of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their territorial absorption into the empires of Assyria and Babylon. The compilers of 2 Kings attributed this downfall to the Hebrews' disregard of the prophets and of the covenant with God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521097741
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/19/1976
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps and time chart; The footnotes to the N.E.B. text; What the book is about; The earlier history of the Israelites; Samaria and Israel; The story told in I Kings; Ahab and Elijah; The influence of the prophets on the compiler of Kings; The deuteronomists; The point of view of the deuteronomists; The end of the two kingdoms; The motive for the writing of the book; The Deuteronomic History; How the book was compiled; The story of King Hezekiah; The chronology of Kings; The faith of the writers; Appendix; Measures of length and extent; Measures of capacity; weights and coins; Index.

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