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1 & 2 Kings: A Commentary (Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary) by William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament

By William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus Walter Brueggemann

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17, Nathan returns to a mode of questioning that is more deferential, less risky. Nathan recites for the king, as Bathsheba has just done, the aggressive acts of Adonijah. But his recital is framed in vv. 24 and 27 by two questions. The questions suggest a reprimand to the king, not a reprimand about what the king ostensibly has done, but a scolding that David allegedly has acted without telling Nathan. The prophet subtly shames the king for acting without his counsel; Nathan’s tone is as if the prophet believes David has indeed authorized Adonijah, even though Nathan knows better.

A Second, Different Wave of Significance, 8:27-53 D. A Concluding Blessing, 8:54-66 XIX. War, Diplomacy, and Prophetic Zeal, 1 Kings 20:1-43 A. Diplomacy and Posturing, 20:1-12 B. A First Victory, 20:13-21 C. A Second Victory, 20:22-30 D. A Royal Exemption, 20:31-34 E. A Prophetic Assault, 20:35-43 VIII. An Interface of Theological Warning and Self-Congratulations 1 Kings 9:1-28 A. A Theological Notice, 9:1-9 B. Achievements of an Impressive Kind, 9:10-28 XX. A Clash over Land, 1 Kings 21:1-29 A.

Two Proximate Conclusions, 2 Kings 25:22-30 A. The Short, Failed Governance of Gedeliah, 25:22-26 B. Survival in Babylon, 25:27-30 1 Kings Solomon’s Rise to Power 1 Kings 1:1-53 An Introduction to 1 Kings 1–11 These chapters begin with an account of David’s death. That death is important for the characterization of the brutal way in which Solomon came to royal power. The chapters summarize the reign of Solomon. They artistically hold together an account of his economic success as judged by conventional political standards and an ominous critique of Solomon’s disregard for Torah that evokes heavy and enduring judgment.

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