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Apollos Old Testament Commentary by Wray Beal
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1&2 Kings in the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series by Lissa M. Wray Beal is a thorough and thoughtful treatment of these Old Testament books. Wray Beal is evangelical in her outlook but she is conversant with all scholarly positions. The commentary follows the usual format of the Apollos Old Testament series which includes:
1) Translation–A fresh translation of the original text by the author.
2) Notes on the Text–The author’s notes on the original text(s) (explaining grammatical and textual difficulties, noting alternative readings, and, at times, explaining the author’s reasoning for a particular translation).
3) Form and Structure–Insights on how the text is put together and reasons for treating a particular passage as a unit. Wray Beal also notes the theories of other scholars who speculate on the original sources that a given passage may have been derived from. She is usually dismissive of these theories and always asserts her interest in focusing on the final form of the text.
4) Comment–This section is a verse by verse exposition of the text of 1&2 Kings.
5) Explanation–A focus on the theology of the passage and how it relates to biblical themes and ideas presented elsewhere in Scripture. Wray Beal frequently shows how the theology of 1&2 Kings anticipates important theological concepts in the New Testament.
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Reading Progress

June 18, 2014 – Started Reading
June 18, 2014 – Shelved
July 2, 2014 –
page 50
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July 17, 2014 –
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October 6, 2014 –
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October 9, 2014 –
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October 18, 2014 –
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October 31, 2014 –
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57.89%
November 20, 2014 –
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November 26, 2014 –
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December 5, 2014 –
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December 6, 2014 – Finished Reading

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