King Solomon: A Study

 Philip Ryken's King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power is a recent publication that basically contains Ryken's sermons on the life of king Solomon.  In this book, Ryken retells, explains, and applies the biblical story of Solomon's rise to the throne, his rule, and his failures (which is found mostly in 1 Kings). I appreciated Ryken's general christological approach… Continue reading King Solomon: A Study

Naboth’s Vineyard (1 Ki 21) and Methods of Interpretation

Jerome T. Walsh, OT scholar and professor, has done some fine work in the area of OT narrative, language, and structure. While studying the life/ministry of Elijah, I ran across a helpful article by Walsh in the Journal of Biblical Literature 111.2 (1992): 193-211, called "Methods and Meanings: Multiple Studies of 1 Kings 21." One… Continue reading Naboth’s Vineyard (1 Ki 21) and Methods of Interpretation

Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”

Ronald B. Allen wrote a nice article ("Elijah the Broken Prophet" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 22.3 [1979], 193-202) on Elijah's life and ministry. Though I do not fully agree with each point Allen makes, the essay is helpful. I'll put the best part of the essay here: "...It is not just in miraculous… Continue reading Elijah: “The Prophetic Hinge”