By William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus Walter Brueggemann
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The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary makes serious, credible biblical scholarship more accessible to a wider audience. Writers and editors alike present information in ways that encourage readers to gain a better understanding of the Bible. The editorial board has worked to develop a format that is useful and usable, informative and xvi Series Preface pleasing to the eye. Our writers are reputable scholars who participate in the community of faith and sense a calling to communicate the results of their scholarship to their faith community.
But the deeply theological act comes readily to be understood as royal theater, that is, a public relations device to make visible power and authority that is to be received by the king. While such a theatrical performance of course can be manipulated and cynical, at its best the visible drama of the act and its theological significance cannot be separated from each other. The verb “anoint” is in Hebrew mashah. ” Characteristically the Old Testament has no special, privileged theological vocabulary, but uses ordinary words that take on special meanings.
The Word Enacted, 1:17-18 XIII. Rival Kings, in Failure and in Death, 1 Kings 14:1-31 A. The Death and Judgment of Jeroboam, 14:1-20 B. The End of Rehoboam, 14:21-31 II. A Transition in Prophetic Authority, 2 Kings 2:1-25 A. Preparatory Interaction, 2:1-8 B. The Ascension, 2:9-12 C. The Newly Authorized Prophet, 2:13-25 III. A Miscalculated War, 2 Kings 3:1-27 A. A Not-So-Bad Omride, 3:1-3 B. Initial Success and Jeopardy, 3:4-12 C. Prophetic Assurance, 3:13-20 D. Prophetic Vindication and Then Disaster, 3:21-27 IV.