Experience the tragic drama of 2 Kings as you follow the long descent of Israel and Judah to the destruction of Jerusalem and Babylonian exile. T.R. Hobbs argues that 2 Kings was intended to review the past, but also to point to the promised return to the Promised Land. He examines the historical context, textual witnesses, theological themes, and literary techniques of the author of 2 Kings. Hobbs outlines the implications of the prophetic witness in post-monarchy Judah, and examines the source materials for this dramatic historical book. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.
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T. R. Hobbs is professor of Hebrew and Old Testament interpretation at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of A Time for War: A Study of Warfare in the Old Testament.