1 Kings: Berit Olam Commentary   -     By: Jerome T. Walsh
Buy Item $35.96 Retail: $39.95 Save 10% ($3.99) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

1 Kings: Berit Olam Commentary

Michael Glazier Books / 1996 / Hardcover

$35.96 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $39.95
|
Save 10% ($3.99)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW50449

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

The narratives of Solomon and Jeroboam, of Elijah and Ahab, have fascinated readers for millennia. They are the principal foundation of our knowledge of the history of Israel during the early years of the divided monarchy, and their reliability and verifiability as historical sources have long been the subject of intense scholarly analysis and debate. But even apart from questions of historical authenticity, they are gripping stories of richly drawn characters caught up in the complex tale of Yahweh's dealings with Israel: Solomon the wise is the builder of Yahweh's Temple, yet he becomes an idolater; Jeroboam is chosen by Yahweh as king, yet he worships the golden calves; Elijah is a prophet second only to Moses, yet he tries to renounce his calling; and Ahab is the worst of Israel's kings, yet shows traces of greatness. This study explores the narrative world created by the ancient Israelite author - the people who inhabit it, the lives they live and the deeds they do, and the face of God who is revealed in their stories.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 393
Vendor: Michael Glazier Books
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9.5 X 6.25 X 1.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0814650449
ISBN-13: 9780814650448
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Series: Berit Olam

Related Products

  1. The Twelve Prophets: Vol. 1-Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah
    The Twelve Prophets: Vol. 1-Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah
    Marvin A. Sweeney
    Michael Glazier Books / 2000 / Hardcover
    $44.96 Retail: $49.95 Save 10% ($4.99)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW50953
  2. The Twelve Prophets: Vol. 2-Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
    The Twelve Prophets: Vol. 2-Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
    Michael Glazier Books / 2000 / Hardcover
    $36.99 Retail: $54.95 Save 33% ($17.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW650910
  3. Ahab: The Construction of a King
    Ahab: The Construction of a King
    Jerome T. Walsh
    Michael Glazier Books / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $14.95 Save 16% ($2.46)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW51764
  4. Berit Olam: Isaiah 56-66
    Berit Olam: Isaiah 56-66
    Paul V. Niskanen
    Michael Glazier / 2014 / Hardcover
    $22.49 Retail: $29.95 Save 25% ($7.46)
    Availability: New
    CBD Stock No: WW650684

Publisher's Description

The narratives of Solomon and Jeroboam, of Elijah and Ahab, have fascinated readers for millennia. Even apart from questions of historical authenticity, they are gripping stories of richly drawn characters caught up in the complex tale of God's dealings with Israel. This study explores the narrative world created by 1 Kings' ancient Israelite author: the people who inhabit it, the lives they live, the deeds they do, and the face of God who is revealed in their stories.

An introduction explains the significance of 1 Kings as a historical narrative. Originally intended as a literal history, after centuries of writing and rewriting it is now as much a literary work as a historical one: The views of those who formed it can be discerned and studied. Walsh also explains how the rich traditions of Hebrew prose narrative and the Hebrew language itself affect our reading of 1 Kings.

Author Bio

Jerome T. Walsh, PhD, is a professor of theology and religious studies at the University of Botswana. He is the author of 1 Kings in the Berit Olam (The Everlasting Covenant) Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry series for which he is also an associate editor.

Editorial Reviews

. . . thorough and even exciting. The scholarship and the research are impressive.

The Priest

. . . a good beginning for a series that promises to treat the entire Hebrew Bible from a narrative-critical perspective.
America

These new commentaries should be very helpful for both translation officers and translators. Walsh pays close attention to the structure of the text but also comments on individual words and phrases, especially when showing connections between different verses in the Hebrew text which may not be clear in most translations. . . . There is no other series - in English at least - which gives such careful attention to literary critical matters in reading the text.
The Bible Translator

Moving away from dry exposition, [Walsh] displays the storyteller's flair and thus draws the reader into the intricate interplay of events and characters. In so doing, he releases the narrative's power to work on its reader.
Ashland Theological Journal

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. keith
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 12, 2009
    keith
    This book was used as a textbook in my Kings class in University. It is not only informative it is interesting to read. This easy to read style contrasts to many commentaries, which although are very useful, are more difficult to get through.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Micah-Malachi: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Micah-Malachi: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Ralph L. Smith
    Thomas Nelson / 1984 / Hardcover
    $22.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 50% ($22.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW02312
  2. Genesis 1-15: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Genesis 1-15: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Gordon J. Wenham
    Thomas Nelson / 1987 / Hardcover
    $22.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 50% ($22.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW02002
  3. Numbers: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Numbers: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Philip J. Budd
    Thomas Nelson / 1984 / Hardcover
    $22.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 50% ($22.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW02045
  4. 1 Samuel, Second Edition: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    1 Samuel, Second Edition: Word Biblical Commentary [WBC]
    Ralph W. Klein
    Thomas Nelson / 2008 / Hardcover
    $22.49 Retail: $44.99 Save 50% ($22.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW025311

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search