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1 Kings: The Wisdom And the Folly (Focus on the Bible) Paperback – May 20, 2008

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"One of the reasons I enjoy Davis's exposition so much is that I feel confident that he has done his exegetical homework, and so is not just delivering blessed, unhistorical thoughts on the text. Yet at the same time, he applies the text so well."

-- Simon Gathercole

... It is all very readable, clear and not inaccessibly transatlantic. There are a subject index, a persons index, and a Bible persons index. Refreshing and recommended

-- The Churchman Journal

"The range of scholarship is extraordinary (is there any learned book or paper on First Kings that this writer has not winkled out?), His humour and humanity, plus a priceless American-style turn of phrase, add relish to the dish. Here is a safe and strong pair of hands to guide new, and older, readers through the treasure - and the uninspiring bits - of First Kings."

-- Dick Lucas, The Proclamation Trust

"No preacher should be without them. No thoughtful Christian can fail to be excited and edified by them. Hence I hurried to get a review copy of his work on 1 Kings. As with his other Old Testament commentaries, the author is able to mix page-turning writing skills which make for easy reading, with the most rigorous and orthodox scholarship."

-- Evanngelicals Now

"The well-known episodes in the life of Elijah are handled with skill and spiritual insight. I cannot recall a Bible exposition more lucidly applying the truth set forth to my heart. It is difficult within the brief compass of this review to do full justice to this excellent book. I can only advise the reader to waste no time in acquiring it."

-- Evangelical Times

... The joy for all who would turn to these pages is simply that they bring Old Testament history out of Israel's past and into the church's present in a most distinctive manner. They are bound to refresh, enthuse, solemnize and bless.

-- The Banner of Truth Magazine

"‘Robust' - that's the word ...a robust understanding, defence, explanation and application of First Kings as the Word of God. Here is no ‘First Kings in my own words' - the boring, fruitless fate of most commentaries on Bible History - but a delicious feast of truth, proof that the ancients were right to call the historians ‘prophets'."

-- Alec Motyer

... The author has a clear grasp of both the text and of contemporary scholarship, yet presents a commentary which is not only readable but witty, and share in application. The commentary chapters are each little sermons, with headings ready-made. The section on Jeroboam's golden calves is entitled "Bootleg Religion" and its three headings are: The Need for False Religion, The Subtlety of False Religion, The Stupidity of False Religion. It is almost too tempting for the preacher to follow this pattern rather than preach his own sermon! But these books should not be restricted only to preachers. They are very helpful commentaries for the general reader and for devotional use.

-- Reformation Today

About the Author

Dale Ralph Davis was Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.Respected Author and Old Testament Scholar

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  • Publisher : Christian Focus; Revised edition (May 20, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1845502515
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1845502515
  • Item Weight : 15.7 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
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