David's Successors : Kingship in the Old Testament Paperback / softback
David's Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament argues for a new reading of kingship in the Old Testament.
Rather than presenting the kings as monsters-with the occasional angelic ruler-this study seeks a more nuanced version of kingship.
This book considers the original concept and context of kingship before concentrating on five kings in particular: Jeroboam, Ahab, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah.
Much contemporary scholarship is concerned with the reconceptualization and recontextualization of kingship that hearkens from a negative perspective on kingship, but this book will fully consider the positive and original vision of kingship.
This book is ultimately rooted in a hopeful and joyful view of humanity as found in the Psalms, Sirach, and the Chronicles.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 186 pages
- Publisher: Michael Glazier Inc
- Publication Date: 06/10/2016
- Category: Old Testaments
- ISBN: 9780814682517
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