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The Wisdom and the Folly: An Exposition of the Book of First Kings [Paperback]

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Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.64" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.89"
Weight:   0.73 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 1969
Publisher   Christian Focus Publications
ISBN  1857927036  
EAN  9781857927030  

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This exposition enables the contemporary reader to breath the air of 1 Kings, re-live its challenges, and above all, to encounter the personally the God who speaks and acts throughout its pages. This is a book to unsettle spiritual complacency and challenge us to a deep integrity in our relationship with the living God.

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Old Edition now replaced by 9781845502515

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dale Ralph Davis is Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that he was pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Dale Ralph Davis currently resides in Hattiesburg Hattiesburg Hatt.

Dale Ralph Davis has published or released items in the following series...
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  2. Focus on the Bible Commentaries

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
A tool for the enjoyment of Old Testament History  Jun 14, 2006
If you ever wondered if you could read books like first Kings with a real sesne of enjoyment, you can. Dr. Davis takes the reader on a tour of the book that opens up a whole new world on an Old Testament Book. This commentary is a great tool for the new believer to get a better grasp on the history of the redemption of the people of God. This book is so valuable because it gives you a greater appreciation for reading the Word of God.
The best  Aug 16, 2005
I have now read every one of D. Ralph Davis' commentaries (Judges, Joshua, I Sam., II Sam., I Kgs) -- all consisently excellent. In fact, if I had just one commentary on each of those books I'd select Davis.

Davis is a former Old Testament seminary professor, with a PhD., but has also been a pastor (Presbyterian -- PCA) for many years. These are all non-technical, unfootnoted, homiletical treatments. They are theologically rich, always Christocentric (or at least Christo-telic), well-illustrated, and relentlessly practical. Davis can turn a clever phrase like no other commentator, often tweaking a cliche to turn it on its head. Indispensible.

I was shocked that fellow PCAer Tremper Longman did not even include any Ralph Davis books in his survey of commentaries (though Longman analyzes lots and lots of inferior works).

I have two copies of each of Davis' commentaries (one for home, one for the office).

I have not really found other works on I Kings nearly as helpful. Ray Dillard's short work on the Elijah and Elisha narratives was the closest. Wiseman in the Tyndale set was perfectly competent and sound, but nowhere near as convicting as Davis.
Refreshing, penetrating, biblical application & explanation  Jul 21, 2003
"Have you ever wondered why bits of the Bible are boring?" asks Dale Ralph Davis with refreshing honesty.

Such open honesty characterises this sane and sensible commentary on 1 Kings. Perhaps the words `sane' and `sensible' give the impression that the book is itself rather dull and boring, but not so.

In a way that is refreshing, humorous and penetrating Davis opens up the book of 1 Kings and provides sound, wholesome teaching. It is only when you look in the footnotes at some of the weird and wonderful interpretations from various scholars that you begin to appreciate the quality of what Davis is giving to you. His quick-fire no-compromising-with-scripture demolition job of these authors, coupled with his simple clarity, reassures the reader that, in the words of Dick Lucas, we are in "a safe strong pair of hands to guide us through the treasure - and the uninspiring bits - of 1 Kings."

This is a superbly easy-to-read book on 1 Kings. There is clear explanation, and there is excellent illustration, with the central theme of each section being plainly set out. But the thing I liked best was the incisive application. It is not possible to read this book and feel unchallenged.

But what is there to be learnt? Davis guides us through such themes as the majesty of God, prayer, wise living, and God's faithfulness. He brings a challenge to shake us out of our complacency.

Look out for other books by this author - he has also written on Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel.

And why are bits of the Bible `boring'? "Because they are the records of sinful men who simply repeat the sins and evil of those before them. Sin is never creative, but merely imitative and repetitious ... Evil carries a built-in yawn. `And he walked in the ways of Jeroboam and in his sin.'"


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