A critical and exegetical commentary on the books of kings. The concluding formula differs from the standard format. The books of 1 and 2 kings describes a movement towards the eventual loss of the land and exile. Free download or read online matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible pdf epub book. This commentary is designed tobe used in many differen ways. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3.
The books of kings were originally one book in the hebrew text and formed a two volume corpus with the present books of samuel. Study the bible online using commentary on 2 kings 3 and more. The clash between elijah, with his belief in the lord god yahweh as supreme, and the israelite monarchy who still relied primarily on other deities, continues. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 1 and 2 kings the niv application commentary. Rather than a versebyverse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned bible books. Much of page 7 and the top of 8 if ebook commentary on 8. Second book of kings, which opens with the translation of elijah to heaven, and closes with the transportation of the captive jews to babylon, is more tragic than all which have preceded it. The books of 1 kings and 2 kings used to be one book. Much of page 7 and the top of 8 if e book commentary on 8.
Ahaziah is reproved for consulting a foreign god v. This license does not permit republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or other use. The same thing happened with the books of samuel and chronicles immediately before and after the books of kings. For his part, provan contends that 1 2 kings must be read in the context of the old testament and the entire christian bible as part of a coherent narrative that defines the church. Focusing on providing exegetical commentary on the books of kings, c. Pdf matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible book by. The two books of kings are called the 3 rd and 4 th book of kings in the septuagint as well as the vulgate.
The two books of kings originally formed one book only in the hebrew bible. A commentary on the book of 1 kings gene rice, i kings. Unbelief is a sin by which men greatly dishonour and displease god, and deprive themselves of the favours he designed for them. Scholars have suggested these famous men 1for discussion, see tremper longman iii and raymond b. Although the writer is unknown, it was written while the. Each bible book is prefaced by a substantial book introduction that gives general historical background important for understanding.
John macarthur takes readers through the book of 2 kings, beginning with the godly reign of jehoshaphat in judah, continuing through the ministry of the prophet elijah, and concluding with the fall of both kingdoms. Summary of the book of 2 kings this is the second part of the book of kings. Those eight books are now combined into the onevolume bridgeway bible commentary, which is a companion in size, style and format to the bridgeway bible dictionary, an a. How many governors did solomon appoint over israel. Read 2 kings 3 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. A study of 2 kings 20, isaiah 389, scottish journal of theology 27 1974. The history of the divided kingdom was distinguished by the ministry of. Commentaries on the books of kings biblical studies. One of my aims in 2018 is to make available more biblical commentaries. A comprehensive commentary of the book of 2 kings together with references for further study from the general conferences of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints the encyclopedia of mormonism and other doctrinal texts by general authorities of the church written and compiled by paul nolan hyde parrish press orem, utah. It does not analyze the text based on socalled higher criticism, but is thoroughly conservative and evangelical.
In the twentythird year of joash the son of ahaziah, king of judah, jehoahaz the son of jehu became king over israel in samaria, and reigned seventeen years. The main characters of this religion, religion story are. The analogy of the other miracles by multiplication, not in the gospels alone, but in these very histories 1 kings 17. This summary of the book of 2 kings provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 2 kings. The viewing, printing or downloading of this book grants you only a limited, nonexclusive and nontransferable license for use solely by you for your own personal use. Nay, more than that, it is the most tragic national record ever written. The translation seeks to bring out the sarcastic tone of the rhetorical question. Decline and captivity of judah by babylon, 2 kings 18 25. It is curiously supposed by some that the miracle was not in the multiplication of the bread, but in causing the portions received to satisfy hunger.
Is this just scholars trying to show how smart they are or is. Delitzsch wrote many commentaries on books of the bible, jewish. For the cause of the division of the book of kings into two books, and for their relation to the two books of samuel, see note. The reigns of jehoahaz and jehoash, kings of israel. The niv application commentary has 51 entries in the series. We hope this commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. It follows that this commentary, like all commentaries, was written by an uninspired, fallible human. Aug 15, 2008 the books of 1 and 2 kings recount events that cover a period of just over four hundred years, from the death of david to the release of jehoiachin from prison in babylon. The commentary itself has been structured in such a way as to help readers get at the meaning of scripture, passage by passage, through the entire bible. The first edition of the novel was published in january 1st 1710, and was written by matthew henry. The book of kings the period of the prophets begins with elijah who is central to 1 kings as elisha is central to 2 kings. Originally this book and the preceding book were combined into one longer book in the hebrew bible.
That book continued the account of the events that happened to israel. A critical and exegetical commentary on the books of kings by. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. The book of kings, therefore, finalized some time after the beginning of the exile though evidently making use. The hebrew canon treats the 2 books of samuel as one book, and the 2 books of kings as one. For an outline of both 1 and 2 kings see introduction to 1 kings. You can find the best commentary on 12 kings for you using the tools on the right side. Originally one book, they were divided by the septuagint translators. From the end of solomons reign to thee close of the old testament, the voice of the prophets was prominent. What was the first public display of solomons wisdom. It was not created to be read like an ordinary book, but is a verse by verse study of the gospel of matthew that is divided into small sections. Here are four on the books of first and second kings. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of and is available in hardcover format. Bible study guide for 2 kings, old testament david padfield.
Some people translated 1 kings and 2 kings into greek the language that people spoke in greece. Tremper longman iii gives this commentary 5 stars highest rating in his 5th edition of the old testament commentary survey. David guzik commentary on 2 kings 22 describes the beginnings of josiahs reforms, as the king finds the book of the law and has it read before him. According to jewish tradition in the talmud the author was the prophet jeremiah. Matthew henrys concise commentary on the bible by matthew henry. For his part, provan contends that 12 kings must be read in the context of the old testament and the entire christian bible as part of a coherent narrative that defines the church. Constables notes on 2 kings 3 message second kings is a sequel to 1 kings. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the, and sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 1. Verse 8 says that there was nothing in the ark except the tablets. Seventhday adventist bible commentary 1978 revised vols.
Notice too in this book the revelation concerning the victory of god. It includes the sevenvolume seventhday adventist bible commentary, the twovolume seventhday adventist encyclopedia, as well as the single volumes seventhday adventist bible dictionary, seventhday adventist bible students source book and handbook of seventhday adventist theology. It is first and foremost narrative literature, so that provan treats it in its final form as a unified whole. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Those eight books are now combined into the onevolume bridgeway bible commentary, which is a companion in size, style and format to the bridgeway bible dictionary, an a to z of biblical information. Ackroyd, an interpretation of the babylonian exile. The events happened after those in the books of 1 samuel and 2 samuel. Is this just scholars trying to show how smart they are or is there a nugget of something important there. This method allows the reader to study and reflect on a sectionor a part of a section and then return. First kings covers about one and a half centuries, and 2 kings about three centuries. Readers will learn to see christ in all aspects of scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition. Therefore, 2 kings is actually the fourth book in the series on the history of the hebrew kings as presently arranged.1222 1613 107 363 19 42 1040 285 165 1184 1359 116 1024 416 359 1242 582 1550 1175 204 379 407 230 727 1453 1550 731 317 316 139 1368 632 186 823 1373 160 458 145 240 873 685 1497 1146 142 1376 1174 1397