A Critical Introduction to the Old Testament

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byGeorge Buchanan Gray

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE EARLIER HISTORICAL BOOKS: (3) 1 AND 2 KINGS Kings, like Samuel, was originally a single undivided work. The existing division into two books, which is as ancient as the Greek version, unlike the similar division of Samuel, corresponds to no marked turn in the history, but divides the narrative in the middle of the unimportant reign of Ahaziah of Israel. Kings must have been written during or after the Exile, for it brings the history down to the fall of the monarchy and the Exile (586 B.C.), and in 2 Kings xxv. 27 ff. the release of Jehoiachin in 561 B.C. and his subsequent life are summarily referred to. Moreover, 1 Kings iv. 24 was written by one to whom Gaza is beyond1 the River (Euphrates), i.e. by one who, probably having settled as a captive in Babylon in 597 or 586 B.C., was at the time living east of the Euphrates. Other pre-suppositions of Exile may be found in 2 Kings xvii. 19 f.; xxiii. 26 f., if not also in certain passages that are given in the form of prophecies; see 1 Kings ix. 7-9; 2 Kings xx. 17 f.; xxi. 10-15; xxii. 15-20. Since no return from Exile is recorded, it is possible that the writer, who recorded the release of Jehoiachin, wrote before the release of the people as a whole in 538 B.C. Kings is a history of the Hebrew Monarchy from the death of David and the accession of Solomon (c. 970 B.C.) to it3 extinction in 586. Incorporated at places into this history of the monarchy are narratives concerning the 1 See R.V. marg.: the rendering of A.V. and R.V. text is quite illegitimate. prophets; and, even apart from these special narratives, though the subject of the book is the monarchy, its standpoint is prophetic, or, to speak more specifically, Deuteronomic. The work falls naturally into three divisions :-- (1) 1 Kings i. 1 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE EARLIER HISTORICAL BOOKS: (3) 1 AND 2 KINGS Kings, like Samuel, was originally a single undivided work. The existing d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217908195

ISBN - 13:9780217908191

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