1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles
Cooper, Derek and Martin J. Lohrmann, editors
Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016 pp. liv + 745. $40.00
Reformation Commentary on Scripture, Old Testament, 5
Description: The books of 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings and 1-2 Chronicles, which record the history of Israel from the prophetic ministry of Samuel to the fall of Jerusalem, provided the reformers with some of the best-known narratives of the Old Testament upon which to comment, including Hannah's prayer, the anointing of Saul as Israel's first king, David's triumph over Goliath and his later adultery with Bathsheba, Solomon's building of the Temple, Elijah's challenge to the prophets of Baal, and the healing of Naaman. In this Reformation Commentary on Scripture volume, Derek Cooper and Martin Lohrmann guide readers through a diversity of Reformation commentary on these historical books. Here, readers will find reflections from both well-known voices and lesser-known figures from a variety of confessional traditions—Lutherans, Reformed, Radicals, Anglicans and Roman Catholics—many of which appear in English for the first time. By drawing upon a variety of resources—including commentaries, sermons, treatises and confessions—this volume will enable scholars and students to understand better the depth and breadth of Reformation-era insights on Scripture. It will also provide resources for contemporary preachers, and encourage all those who continually seek to share the "joyful tidings" of Jesus Christ.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Theological Approaches, History of Interpretation
Review by John Herbst
Citation: John Herbst, review of Derek Cooper and Martin J. Lohrmann, eds., 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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