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I and II Kings: A Commentary
Sweeney, Marvin†A.

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007 pp. xxxi + 476. $49.95

Series Information
Old Testament Library


Description: This new volume in the Old Testament Library offers a close reading of the historical books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings, concentrating on not only issues in the history of Israel but also the literary techniques of storytelling used in these books. Marvin A. Sweeney provides a major contribution to the prominent Old Testament Library series with advanced discussions of textual difficulties in 1 and 2 Kings as well as compelling narrative interpretations.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Kings, Literature

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Review by Ernst Axel Knauf
Published 10/25/2008
Citation: Ernst Axel Knauf, review of Marvin A. Sweeney, I and II Kings: A Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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