2 Kings: The Power and the Fury
Publisher Christian Focus
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- Essential OT Commentaries for a Preacher's Library by Derek W. H. Thomas
Davis' work is more of a sermon-series than a commentary proper, meaning that some of the "kitchen-work" is gone and there is only the finished product, but nevertheless there is significant attention to detail. The commentary is particularly helpful in bringing out the application. Given that the commentary provides what are essentially finished sermons, pastors may find it a challenge to avoid mimicking Davis instead of producing their own work.
Compared to many of the Old Testament books, and especially historical books, it seems that there is a quite a good selection of excellent volumes on Kings. At the top of the list is Dale Ralph Davis’ volumes. (You may note that his volumes were also commended for Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel.) Davis’ work is ideal for layperson and scholar alike and will be an invaluable aid to understanding and applying these books. [Full Review]
A theological expository commentary
I have already mentioned the high quality of Davis' commentaries on the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, and 2 Samuel. His commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings are equally outstanding. These commentaries should be on the shelf of every Bible student and pastor. [Full Review]