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The Book of 1st Kings


Riverside 2003

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The first half of First Kings sets the life of King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived and the writer of three of the Wisdom Books of the Bible: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon. The second half of First Kings tells us of the decline of the Kingdom of Israel after Solomon’s death. The author’s treatment of First Kings is fresh and stimulating because in his discussion he includes many personal elements in the lives of Solomon and the other kings. Mr. Gingrich helps to make these characters live for the reader by noting much detail which a casual reader might fail to observe. The applications to Christian living add to the value of this book, another in along list of outline books which Mr. Gingrich has already published.

Praise for the Print Edition

These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.

—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY

These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.

—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed.

—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College

Product Details

  • Title: The Book of 1st Kings
  • Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
  • Publisher: Riverside Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 46

About Roy Edward Gingrich

Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.

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