Item description for First and Second Kings: A Commentary (Old Testament Library) by Marvin A. Sweeney...
Overview The Old Testament Library is a series of commentaries and general studies specifically designed for use by scholars, students, and teachers. Perhaps the most significant and enduring series in the field, the OTL presents a critically informed, theological reading of the Old Testament. The editorial advisory board consists of William P. Brown, Carol A. Newsom, and David L. Petersen. This new volume in the Old Testament Library offers a close reading of the historical books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings, concentrating on not only issues in the history of Israel but also the literary techniques of storytelling used in these books. Marvin A. Sweeney provides a major contribution to the prominent Old Testament Library series with advanced discussions of textual difficulties in 1 and 2 Kings as well as compelling narrative interpretations.
This volume offers a close reading of the historical books of I and II Kings, concentrating on not only issues in the history of Israel but also the literary techniques of storytelling used in these books. Marvin A. Sweeney provides a major contribution to the prominent Old Testament Library series with advanced discussions of textual difficulties in the books of Kings as well as compelling narrative interpretations.
The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.38" Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Release Date Aug 26, 2014
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
Series Old Testament Library
ISBN 0664220843 ISBN13 9780664220846
Availability 0 units.
More About Marvin A. Sweeney
Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Bible and Faculty Chair at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, where he teaches courses in Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism and Jewish Thought. He holds the Ph.D. and M.A. in Religion from the Claremont Graduate School and the A.B. in Political Science and Religious Studies (with distinction) from the University of Illinois. He has also studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Brandeis University. He is the author of twelve volumes, including Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible, Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology, and The Prophetic Literature. He has written more than 100 articles and 550 reviews.
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