Description: Davidís Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament argues for a new reading of kingship in the Old Testament. Rather than presenting the kings as monstersówith the occasional angelic ruleróthis study seeks a more nuanced version of kingship. This book considers the original concept and context of kingship before concentrating on five kings in particular: Jeroboam, Ahab, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah. Much contemporary scholarship is concerned with the reconceptualization and recontextualization of kingship that hearkens from a negative perspective on kingship, but this book will fully consider the positive and original vision of kingship. This book is ultimately rooted in a hopeful and joyful view of humanity as found in the Psalms, Sirach, and the Chronicles.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Other Methods
Review by David G. Firth
Citation: David G. Firth, review of Garrett Galvin, Davidís Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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