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1 Kings: Power, Politics, and the Hope of the World
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1 Kings: Power, Politics, and the Hope of the World


Crossway 2018

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The book of 1 Kings tells the stories of 14 different kings and the power at play throughout the monarchies of ancient Israel and Judah. Designed to help modern readers—especially pastors and Bible teachers—understand and apply the message of 1 Kings to their own lives, this commentary by experienced Bible expositor John Woodhouse walks through the text verse by verse. Part of Crossway’s award-winning Preaching the Word commentary series, this volume offers insightful observations, powerful illustrations, and practical applications to equip readers to see how these stories of power and politics bear witness to the coming King of kings, the hope of the world.

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Key Features

  • Divides text into coherant units to aid preaching and study
  • Provides insight into the themes and progress of 1 Kings
  • Contains practical application from the Scriptures


  • Introduction: Fourteen Kings of Israel and “The King of the Jews”
  • Part 1: Politics or Promise? How the Kingdom Was Established (1–2)
  • Part 2: The Wisdom of God: How Things Were Put Right (3–4)
  • Part 3: The Goal of History (5–8)
  • Part 4: Not Yet (9–12)
  • Part 5: The Power behind Everything: The Word of the Lord (13)
  • Part 6: Power Politics Played Out (14–16)
  • Part 7: The Ultimate Question: Who Is God? (17–19)
  • Part 8: The Failure of Political Power (20–22)

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About John Woodhouse

John Woodhouse (DPhil, Victoria University of Manchester) served as principal of Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, from 2002 to 2013. Previously, he worked in pastoral ministry in a suburb of Sydney. He has published articles in various academic journals and is the author of two volumes in Crossway’s Preaching the Word commentary series.