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Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings charts the rise and fall of the leaders of Israel from Abraham to Herod. The first founders of the nation (such as David, Solomon, and Moses) and the prophets who first judged their leadership (such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Elijah) are brought vividly to life, with lavish color maps, time lines, photographs of archaeological treasures, and reproductions of later artists' imaginative renderings of each figure. These features alone make Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings a whiz-bang coffee-table book. In addition, author John Rogerson, a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sheffield, also provides an accessible, absorbing set of profiles of Israel's leaders. He considers all of the crucial debates in biblical scholarship today: Did the earliest biblical leaders of Israel actually exist? How much can we know about them? And how should that historical knowledge influence our reading of the Bible? Rogerson's intrepid exploration of these questions, presented in such a stylish volume, makes Chronicle of the Old Testament Kings a valuable addition to any library of books about religion.
John Rogerson, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, has written or contributed to many books, including The New Atlas of the Bible, and The Cambridge Companion to the Bible.
I like the book. It puts what you would like to know about Israel/Judah's kings in one placePublished 5 months ago by JL
So I purchased this book and find it fascinating to read, this is got to be in your study books if you like to read the bible like I do. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Edward Hayes
An excellent member of this long-running series. The text is clear and direct, the timelines well laid-out. A great introduction to the Hebrew kigndoms.Published on March 10, 2013 by Dr Garry
Obviously due to the size of the book, not all the information on each ruler can be in this book. This is a good expanded overview with images and historical information. Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by carolinaautoguy
This is a major disappointment for several reasons. The overwhelming majority of the book is a secular rehash of what is in the Bible, but with liberal scholarship and scepticism. Read morePublished on April 4, 2006 by Hazekel