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1 & 2 Kings - NIV

1 & 2 Kings - NIV

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College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:

  • Biblically sound exegesis
  • Clear exposition
  • Objective approach
  • Concise introduction
  • New International Version of the Bible
  • Key word translation
  • Easy to use design format
  • Practical footnotes
  • And more!


1 & 2 Kings Overview

1 & 2 Kings tell of David's death, the golden age of Solomon's reign, how the nation divided into two kingdoms, and their eventual captivity by heathen powers. Solomon, David's son, began his rule with great wealth, glory, and power, but it ended in disgrace.

Is Kings, therefore, a history without hope?

The spiritual condition of Israel was of paramount importance to the writer amidst political changes. The author of Kings holds up the history of Israel and Judah before the captives to teach them that the only way to freedom is to repent of idolatry, return to God, keep the covenant, and trust in the divine promises. He seeks to awaken in them a conviction of the truth of this teaching and to strengthen them in this conviction.

The will and purpose of God will indeed prevail. He still spoke through his prophets even when some did not want to listen. In these books, kings are pronounced good or bad as they adhered to or departed from the covenant. God showed his power through the forces of nature, and he incited foreign hostile armies to accomplish his purpose. God is always in control, and Christians know that, in due time, grace comes in David's greatest son, Jesus!

1 & 2 Kings has 544 pages.

ISBN 878-0-89900-882-8


1&2 Kings Introduction & Outline

1&2 Kings Solomon Falls


About the Author

Dr. Jesse Long Jr. is professor of Old Testament, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, and Homiletics at Lubbock Christian University. He received his BA from David Lipscomb College, his MA (Bible) from Alabama Christian School of Religion, his MEd from Georgia State University, his MPhil from Drew University, his MA (Syro-Palestinian Archaeology), and his PhD (Old Testament) form Drew University. He has had numerous articles published in books and periodicals.

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