Studies on 1 & 2 Kings Collection shows the relation between, the advantages of and the different methodologies used for understanding the text. Also discussed is the position of scribes and the role that the social location in the ancient Near East had in relation to the royal establishment of the day. A look at the narrative, rhetorical, ideological and sociological methods covered in 2 Kings 11–12 and how they are related is provided.
The translator of 1 Kings 1–11 was faced with the difficult task of establishing how to assess Solomon’s reign and the specific events that took place during that time. In Subversive Scribes and the Solomonic Narrative, Eric A. Seibert points out the information given 1 Kings is separated into two parts: one that is complimentary to the king and the other which shows the king in a negative light. These two views are discussed by Siebert.
- Includes an in-depth analysis of 1 & 2 Kings
- Contains multiple appendices
- Each volume includes a list of abbreviations used
- Title: Studies on 1 & 2 Kings Collection (5 vols.)
- Volumes: 5
- Pages: 1,112