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The First Book of Kings : Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament - Joseph Robinson

The First Book of Kings

Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament

Paperback Published: 5th February 1973
ISBN: 9780521097345
Number Of Pages: 272

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The plan of this volume of commentary on the New English Bible text of the First Book of Kings follows the pattern of the now well-established series on the Old and New Testaments. The main divisions of the text are those provided by the New English Bible itself, but these are further subdivided for the purposes of the commentary, which is printed in short sections following the relevant portion of the text.

Canon Robinson suggests that the editors of I Kings compiled their history in order to teach the Hebrews that their existence as Israel, the covenant people of God, depended upon their continuing loyalty to their own religious traditions, and their refusal to exchange them for the very different traditions of the Canaanites among whom they lived.

List of maps and time chartp. ix
The footnotes to the N.E.B. textp. x
What the book is aboutp. 1
The Near Eastern backgroundp. 3
The rise of Assyriap. 6
Josiah's reformp. 8
The deuteronomistsp. 9
Josiah's deathp. 10
The writing of historyp. 10
The sources used in the bookp. 11
The purpose of the editorsp. 12
How and when the book was writtenp. 13
The larger historyp. 14
The witness of archaeologyp. 14
The chronology of Kingsp. 15
Understanding the notes to the translationp. 17
The death of David and accession of Solomonp. 19
The reign of Solomonp. 40
The divided kingdomp. 149
Ahab and Elijahp. 188
A Note On Further Readingp. 253
Measures Of Length And Extent; Measures Of Capacity; Weights And Coinsp. 255
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780521097345
ISBN-10: 0521097347
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentaries on the Old Testament
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th February 1973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3

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