A. Graeme Auld's commentary on the Books of Kings highlights the historical and theological message about the Israelite monarchy's rise and fall, emphasizing the enduring relevance of remaining faithful to a higher authority.
In this illuminating commentary, A. Graeme Auld helps readers understand the message--historical and theological--contained in the story of the Israelite monarchy. The period under discussion in the Books of Kings extends from the last days of King David and the reign of Solomon, some time before the middle of the tenth century B.C., to the end of the monarchy and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Babylonians in 587 or 586 B.C. Addressed to the Israelites now exiled, the books emphasize that when the kings of Israel, seeking to improve political, economic, and cultural affairs, turned their people from God, the people lost their earthly possessions and favor with God as well. The message of the Books of Kings remains relevant to today's world. It concerns power and the constant need for remaining faithful to an authority that is superior to earthly rulers.
The Daily Study Bible series seamlessly continues the legacy of William Barclay's renowned New Testament series by delving into the texts of the Old Testament, weaving together ancient wisdom and modern insights for a transformative reading experience. Perfectly tailored for individual study, spirited group discussions, or classroom exploration, the Daily Study Bible series offers an indispensable resource for spiritual seekers and scholars alike. Within these volumes, readers will encounter a profound exploration of the Scriptures, uncovering the profound messages they held in the past and discerning their relevance in the present.