1 Kings (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series)
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About "1 Kings (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series)"
The reader who comes to 1 Kings with the tumultuous events of 2 Samuel in mind will be expecting a resolution to them, particularly the narrative concerning the succession (2 Samuel 920) and there is considerable literary and theological interaction between the two books. 1 Kings recounts what happens to the kingdom of David over the following two centuries from the death of David to the time of Kings Ahaziah of Israel and Jehoram of Judah. The division of Kings into two books is a later development (not necessarily without rationale), and we must regard the story of 1 Kings as leading into the traumatic Judean exile to Babylon with which 2 Kings concludes.
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John A. Davies is Principal of the Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney, Australia.