9 Best 2 Kings Commentaries You Must Read First
June 7, 2017

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1) Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Kings (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary)

 

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #1

Exegetically sound, filled with shareable illustrations and applications and sprinkled with humor, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Kings is one of the best 2 Kings commentaries.

The volume is part of the new Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida.  Projected to be 48 volumes, this commentary takes a Christ-centered approach to examining each book of the Bible. Instead of the common verse-by-verse approach, the editors have created chapters that explain and apply key passages.

In the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series, readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture.

Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Kings (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary)

 

2) Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 13, 2 Kings

 

Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 13, 2 Kings
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Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #2

Dr. T. R. Hobbs presents an insightful commentary in Vol. 13, 2 Kings – part of the Word Biblical Commentary.  This publishing house delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day. This series emphasizes a deep analysis of textual, linguistic, structural and theological evidence. Balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology is the end product. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for everyone from professional theologians to lay people interested in building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.  focuses on 2 Kings as the purposeful attempt of its author to interpret the tragedy for those people-to give them new understanding of their past and renew their hope for the future.

 

Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 13, 2 Kings

 

3) 2 Kings: The Power and the Fury (Focus on the Bible)

 

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Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #3

In Focus on the Bible – 2 Kings: The Power and the Fury Dale Ralph Davis – minister in residence at the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina – brings cultural and historical light to commentary.

Adding a pastor’s heart for personal application, Davis writes 2 Kings as a continuation of a narrative of the history of Israel which begins in 1 Samuel and continues through into 2 Samuel and 1 Kings.

This finishing volume is a captivating and rewarding journey through 2 Kings.

 

Davis’ practical commentary is illuminating, accessible and sprinkled with good humor.

2 Kings: The Power and the Fury (Focus on the Bible)

 

4) 1, 2 Kings: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary)

 

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #4

Paul R. House is the primary author of 1, 2 Kings: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture from The New American Commentary. Highly regarded as a go-to for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound their understanding of the Scriptures, this series is readable and scholarly simultaneously. Key features include: commentary based on the new international version, sound scholarly methodology that reflects research in the original languages, NIV text printed in the body of the commentary, interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book, and readable and applicable exposition.

1, 2 Kings: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (The New American Commentary)

 

5) New International Biblical Commentary: 1 And 2 Kings

 

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #5

Iain W. Provan – the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College – writes 1 And 2 Kings for the New International Biblical Commentary. With an easy-to read and accessible style, he examines Kings as narrative literature with historiographical intent (designed to teach its readers about God and the Ways of God).  Provan does a wonderful job focusing the reader’s attention on themes that are repeated in Kings, like God’s promise.

New International Biblical Commentary: 1 And 2 Kings

 

6) 1 And 2 Kings: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #6

Written by D.J. Wiseman – this commentary is part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries.

The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of Samuel has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

1 And 2 Kings: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

7) II Kings (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

 

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #7

Biblical scholar Hayim Tadmor joins Mordechai Cogan (author of 1 Kings) in II Kings of Anchor Bible Commentary series. This series is viewed by many as the definitive and most ground-breaking of the commentaries for use in both Christian and Jewish scholarship and worship.

II Kings is the history of the raging conflicts that tore Israel apart, creating the rival nations of Israel to the north and Judah to the south.

Featuring maps, charts, photographs, and extra-biblical documentation, II Kings offers an important and illuminating new translation which explores a\ time that forever changed world history and theology.

II Kings (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

 

8) Apostasy, Destruction and Hope: 2 Kings Simply Explained (Welwyn Commentary Series)

 

 

Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #8

An easily digestible commentary on 2 Kings is presented by Roger Ellsworth in Apostasy, Destruction and Hope: 2 Kings Simply Explained (Welwyn Commentaries).  The book of 2 Kings reads like tragic drama, telling the story of the closing decades of the divided monarchy in Israel and Judah-its failure, the Exile, the destruction of Jerusalem.

 

Apostasy, Destruction and Hope: 2 Kings Simply Explained (Welwyn Commentary Series)

 

9) 1 and 2 Kings (The NIV Application Commentary)

 

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Top 2 Kings Commentaries // #9

A. H. Konkel, the President of Providence College and Seminary in Otterburne Manitoba, Canada delivers a solid commentary on 1 and 2 Kings in the NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications.

1 and 2 Kings (The NIV Application Commentary)

 

 

 



 

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