One of my aims in 2018 is to make available more biblical commentaries. Here are four on the books of first and second Kings; two short, two long. Colour maps are included, enhanced as much as possible to overcome the fading in the originals. All are in the public domain.
Alexander Stewart’s study of the life of Elisha reminds me very much of A.W. Pink’s book on Elijah which was published 30 years or so later. My thanks to Book Aid’s London Bookshop for providing me with a copy to digitise. This title is in the public domain.
Alexander Stewart [1870-1937], A Prophet of Grace. An Expository & Devotional Study of the Life of Elisha. Edinburgh: W.F. Henderson, . Hbk. pp.268. [Click to download complete book in PDF]
- The Call to Office
- The Equipment for the Work
- The Quest of the Strong Men
- The Healing of the Waters
- The Judgment of Bethel
- Elisha and the Kings
- The Widow’s Cruse
- The Raising of the Shunammite’s Son
- The Poisoned Pottage
- The Man from Baal-Shalisha
- Naaman and the Jewish Maid
- Naaman and Elisha
- Elisha and Gehazi
- The Iron that Swam
- Elisha in Dothan
- The Scoffer’s Doom
- The Lamb Take the Prey
- The Restored Inheritance
- Carrying om Elijah’s Work
- Thr Arrow of the Lord’s Deliverance
- The Final Victory
The following pages deal with a portion of the Old Testament Scriptures which can scarcely be supposed to offer any special attraction to the modern mind, and which therefore, as a matter of fact, is to a great extent neglected alike by preachers and by. writers on Bible themes. It is indeed not too much to say. that in many quarters to-day the claim that the recorded events of the life of Elisha should be regarded as serious history would be dismissed with a derisive smile as the survival of a discredited doctrine of Scripture. This attitude is of course due to the miraculous element which occupies so large a place in the narrative. In an age when a daring challenge is being offered to the miracles of Jesus Christ Himself, it is hardly to be expected that the marvels associated with a shadowy figure which looms out from the mists of a much more distant past should be accepted as literal historical happenings. [Continue reading]
The JESOT website explains:
Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, online format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. The journal will be freely available to the scholarly community and will be published bi-annually online. Hard copies will be produced by request. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.
The contents of the first issue are:
Michael S. Hieser, “Does Divine Plurality in the Hebrew Bible Demonstrate an Evolution from Polytheism to Monotheism in Israelite Religion?” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1.1 (2012): 1-12.
HT: Ancient Hebrew Poetry, which has a favourable review here.