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The theology of the Book of Kings / Keith Bodner.

Author/creator Bodner, Keith, 1967- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxxiii, 259 pages ; 22 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Old Testament theology
Old Testament theology.
Contents Towards the theology of the Book of Kings -- Dynasty and succession -- Palace and temple -- Kingdom and division -- Prophets and apostasy -- Upheaval and reprieve -- Demolition and exile -- The theology of kings past and present.
Abstract "1 and 2 Kings unfolds an epic narrative that concludes the long story of Israel's experience with institutional monarchy, a sequence of events that begins with the accession of Solomon and the establishment of the Jerusalem temple, moves through the partition into north and south, and leads inexorably toward the nation's destruction and the passage to exile in Babylon. Keith Bodner's The Theology of the Book of Kings provides a reading of the narrative attentive to its literary sophistication and theological subtleties, as the cast of characters--from the royal courts to the rural fields--are variously challenged to resist the tempting pathway of political and spiritual accommodations and instead maintain allegiance to their covenant with God. In dialogue with a range of contemporary interpreters, this study is a preliminary exploration of some theological questions that arise from the Kings narrative, while inviting contemporary communities of faith into deeper engagement with this enduring account of divine reliability amidst human scheming and rapaciousness"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781108651837
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2018023259
ISBN9781107568709
ISBN9781107124028 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1107124026 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1107568706 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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