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.