Item description for II Kings (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) by Mordechai Cogan & Hayim Tadmor...
Overview II Kings is the chronicle of the raging conflicts that tore the United Kingdom of Israel apart, creating the rival nations of Israel to the north and Judah to the south. It tells of the time of the great prophecies of Elijah and Elisha, and of the legendary conquerors of not only the Jews, but the whole of the Middle East--Sennacherib, Hazael, Tiglath-pileser III, Nebuchadnezzar, and Shalmaneser.
The book of II Kings was written with a dual purpose. It provided a chronological history of the divided kingdoms of Israel, from the time of division, through the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, and the final exile of the Jews into Babylonia. It also served as a reminder to all Israelite monarchs that their loyalty to the God of Israel, as worshipped in Jerusalem, determined the course of history. In his telling of the story, the book's author emphasized to his contemporaries and future generations that in order to avert the calamities that befell the Chosen People, they would have to avoid a repetition of the misdeeds of the past. If they remained loyal to their God, their God would remain loyal to them.
II Kings presents an important and illuminating new translation which explores a tumultuous epoch of change that forever affected theological and world history, and includes black and white maps, charts, photographs, and extra-biblical documentation.
Publishers Description Charting a dramatic period in the history of the Kingdom of Israel, this translation of and commentary on Kings is ideal for both Christian and Jewish scholarship.
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Studio: Yale University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1988
Publisher Yale University Press
Series Anchor Bible Commentary
ISBN 0300140746 ISBN13 9780300140743
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More About Mordechai Cogan & Hayim Tadmor
Mordechai Cogan, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Biblical History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the political and cultural connections between ancient Israel and the empires of the ancient Near East. He is the author of many studies and books, among them: Bound for Exile: Israelites and Judeans Under Imperial Yoke, Documents from Assyria and Babylonia A Carta Handbook; Imperialism and Religion; commentaries in the Anchor Bible series on 1 Kings; 2 Kings (with Prof. Hayim Tadmor); commentaries in Hebrew in the Mikra Leyisrael (Bible for Israel) series on Obadiah; Joel; Nahum; and 1 and 2 Kings (in press)."