The Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception (Paperback)

The Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception By André Lemaire (Editor), Baruch Halpern (Editor) Cover Image

The Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception (Paperback)

By André Lemaire (Editor), Baruch Halpern (Editor)

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This collaborative commentary from Brill is now available in paperback from SBL Press. It explores cross-cutting aspects of Kings ranging from the analysis of its composition, historically regarded, to its transmission and reception. Ample attention is accorded sources, figures and peoples who play a part in the book. The commentary deals with Kings' treatment in translation and role in later ancient literature. While our comments do not proceed verse by verse, the volume furnishes guidance, from contributors highly qualified to advance contemporary discussion, on the book's historical background, its literary intentions and characteristics, and on themes and motifs central to its understanding, both of itself and of the world from which it arose. This volume functions as a meta-commentary, offering windows into the secondary literature, but assembling data more fully than is the case in individual commentaries.

Product Details ISBN: 9781628371703
ISBN-10: 1628371706
Publisher: SBL Press
Publication Date: January 27th, 2017
Pages: 728
Language: English