First and Second Kings

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 228 pages

Old Testament scholar Terence Fretheim identifies the theology in the dramatic accounts of the books of Kings, which chronicles the reigns of more than forty kings over a period of nearly four hundred years. Interspersing theological reflections throughout, Fretheim trace's God's words of judgement and promise for Israel--and for us--accross the entirety of Kings.

Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

 

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Contents

The Reign of Solomon
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32
The Division of the Kingdom
70
134
77
211634
87
Prophets and Kings I
94
Prophets and Kings II
131
127
141
115
162
The Endangered Promise
176
Kings Come and Go
182
120
188
Reform and Fall
196
126
208
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Works Cited and Select Bibliography
227

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Terence E. Fretheim

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