Robert Cohn is one of the most perceptive literary interpreters of biblical narrative at work today. He combines an unrivaled sense of literary artistry with a profound empathy for the religious dimension of the text. Professor Cohn's commentary on 2 Kings is a delight to read and a source of instruction and spiritual enrichment for anyone lucky enough to dip into it. I commend it with enthusiasm. There is nothing else like it."
Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University
Cohn's probing eyes surface narrative worlds, each focused yet open to unexpected horizons.
Wolfgang Roth, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Robert Cohn has written a refreshingly different commentary on 2 Kings . . . . Graced by a clear, accessible style, Cohn's 2 Kings is an exemplary demonstration of what close interpretation of a text is all about.
Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Harvard University
It introduces its readers into the literary richness of a text that too often has been reduced to merely a historical source.
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
In 2 Kings, Robert Cohn, the Philip and Muriel Berman professor of Jewish Studies at Lafayette College, offers an admirably clear, jargon-free commentary on what he calls 'the literary dimension of history writing.' . . . He well serves general readers and professionals engaged with the Bible who will be able to make their own contemporary applications.
About the Author
Robert L. Cohn is professor of religion and holds the Philip and Muriel Berman Chair in Jewish studies at Lafayette College. Under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee, he lectured on Jewish interpretations of the Bible as the first American Jewish-scholar-in-residence at four Roman Catholic seminaries in Poland.