Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dale Ralph Davis - 2 Kings

Another book I just finished reading, but not for my course, is Dale Ralph Davis's commentary on 2 Kings.

As commentaries on OT narrative go, it's pretty good - it's probably the way he'd preach it at a guess. It's very accessible, there are lots of American analogies and illustrations, he finds his way into the passage, explains what it means, and comes out with some decent points of application.

Some bits I think were done very well, some were less good, but still ok. Having now read Provan, Longman and Long's treatment of OT History, I think there might well be a lot more that could be got out of the passages, but this is an excellent place to start thinking through 2 Kings.

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