First and Second Kings (Interpretation Bible Commentaries Series)
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About "First and Second Kings (Interpretation Bible Commentaries Series)"
Richard Nelson examines the books of Kings and treats the text as theological literature, emphasizing the literary impact of this important part of the Old Testament canon. Nelson recognizes King's as a useful though uncritical source of historical information, its purpose to transform the beliefs of its first readers, to get them to re-evaluate their identity before God.
Meet the Author
Richard D Nelson
Richard D. Nelson.,(Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia) is the W. J. A. Power Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, TX. His selected publications First and Second Kings (Interpretation Commentary), Raising Up a Faithful Priest, Joshua: A Commentary (Old Testament Library) The Historical Books; Deuteronomy: A Commentary (Old Testament Library).