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BST/Message of Kings

BST/Message of Kings
The Bible Speaks Today - The message of Kings
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ISBN/EAN: 9781844745500
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Publisher: IVP
Author: Olley John W
Format: Pbk
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At the beginning of 1 & 2 Kings, Solomons reign brought peace, prosperity, dynamic international trade and a magnificent centre of worship. By contrast, at the end, the people faced complete reversal: they and their king were in exile; Jerusalem and the temple lay in ruins. How can this story of reversal, told by the very people who suffered that defeat, be of value today, and equip us for every good work? John Olley shows how the books of Kings retell the past as preached history, addressing the exilic situation of the original readers. This in turn helps as we ask how they speak to us today. Within the account of paths leading to short-term 'success' but ultimate failure, there are pointers of hope, of Gods continuing purposes and promises, and of the peoples response in the present
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