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Best Bible Commentaries on 2 Kings

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1 and 2 Kings (NIVAC) by August H. Konkel

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "readable and insightful...appeals particularly to pastors"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
1 and 2 Kings (NAC) by Paul R. House

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Accolades:

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 1 and 2 Kings
  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "an excellent and clear exposition"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 1 and 2 Kings, "House explores historical, literary, canonical, theological, and applicational concerns thoroughly and competently. Highly recommended."

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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2 Kings (Focus) by Dale Ralph Davis

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 2 Kings, "outstanding...should be on the shelf of every Bible student and pastor"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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1 and 2 Kings (TOTC) by Donald J. Wiseman

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Accolades:

  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on 1 Kings, "accessible to virtually any reader...a good introduction to the books of 1 & 2 Kings"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
2 Kings (WBC) by T.R. Hobbs

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "a well-written and insightful commentary"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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  • Scholars/professors doing research for writing
  • Scholars/professors teaching advance courses
2 Kings (Anchor) by Mordechai Cogan and Hayim Tadmor

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, authors are "historically oriented experts in Mesopotamian studies"
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on 2 Kings, "written from a somewhat critical perspective and should be used with care, but the author’s knowledge of the ancient Near Eastern context makes these works very helpful for those interested in more technical commentaries"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research for writing
  • Scholars/professors teaching advance courses
1 and 2 Kings (SHBC) by Walter Brueggemann

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "Brueggemann is always asking questions that are relevant to church and society today"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
1 and 2 Kings (UBCS) by Iain W. Provan

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 5 out of 5 stars, "the best available commentary on Kings...the writing is very accessible"
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 2 Kings, "[Provan] explores the theological themes of the book within its larger redemptive-historical context. Very readable and useful for pastors and teachers."

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
1 and 2 Kings (EvBC) by Robert L. Hubbard

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "an excellent popular commentary"

Audience:

  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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Exalting Jesus in 1 and 2 Kings (CCEC) by Tony Merida

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Kings (CCS) by Volkmar Fritz

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1 and 2 Kings (AOTC) by Lissa M. Wray Beal

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1 and 2 Kings (Interpretation) by Richard Nelson

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5, "concentrates on theology and literature...he writes in a vivid and engaging style"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Kings (BTCB) by Peter J. Leithart

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Accolades:

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "a fascinating reading of Kings from an ecclesial, christological (evangelical), and theological point of view"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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1 and 2 Kings (HOTC) by Gary Inrig

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1 and 2 Kings (For Everyone) by John Goldingay

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1 and 2 Kings (CBC) by William Barnes

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1 and 2 Kings (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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