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Logos Bible Study presents Dr. Bill Creasy's lesson on the first book of Kings. Detailing the fall of David and the proceeding chaos, Dr. Creasy makes this complex history that spans centuries both funny and smart with modern analogies and comprehensive historical context. The audio lecture illuminates important concepts including kingships and covenants as well as the symbol of Solomon's temple and Israel's religious infidelity. With a background in teaching and English literature, Dr. Creasy's performance reveals his expert timing, both comic and dramatic. His lesson tells a fascinating story of events long ago that remain very much relevant today.

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From Solomon’s reign to the prophetic call of Elijah, 1 Kings tells the story of the collapse of David’s united monarchy into a nearly 100-year civil war and the fracture of a nation into two kingdoms: Israel and Judah. Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy journeys deeply into the historical and cultural nuances that underlie this amazing and compelling story.

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Highly recommend!

Quite long lecturing/teaching, however, you do learn many vital lessons from this comprehensive, but simple to understand, coursework that builds a far greater understanding of the context of the whole books narrative. Make sure you accompany the teaching with a Bible as you follow along!! Truly memorable!

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  • 23-07-12

Slightly distracted

While Dr. Creasy was on his usual informative and scholarly game, in the early chapters on Solomon he tended to get distracted and kept jumping ahead to Solomon's son, Rehoboam. The loss of continuity is the reason for the loss of one star. But once past that early point, the rest of the book is excellently presented - especially the gleeful depiction of Jezebel's (literal) downfall.

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  • Christy Continued
  • 03-07-21

Bill Creasy makes it " easier"

Kings has always been a challenge for me because of ALL the names you have to remember, and the parallelism, cutting back and forth to the Northern kingdoms and Southern kingdoms, then on top of that, the introduction of known ( and some not so well known) prophets. Next year, when I go over Kings AGAIN, I have to remember to make a " cheat sheet" of names. But still, as I said before, Bill Creasy makes it easier. Without Dr. Creasy I wouldn't even Try so hard to read through Kings. He could make reading even a car mechanics manual, fun .

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  • chad sarver
  • 03-03-20

Great study

love it. listened to it several times. got more ot of it each time.

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  • Kristen Lawler
  • 09-08-19

Very Knowledgeable Reading of 1 Kings

Dr. Creasy does a great job keeping your interest and tying other parts of the Bible to Kings. He explains things so you can understand them and as always, he is entertaining.

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  • Linda Card
  • 16-05-18

Brings the Bible to Life

Love learning the Bible this way. The details make the story memorable. Also like be the ancient as well as current history of lands in the Bible. Dr Creasy is a great story teller.

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  • Michael T Urban
  • 11-10-17

great

as with all of logos books this is just as good as all the other the explanation of the Old Testament and all the facts are just great

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  • Kenneth N. Peach
  • 10-07-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this series of lectures!

This is another great lecture series from Dr. Bill Creasy. He is always incredibly insightful and engaging. He often supplements the material with personal stories which are relevant and interesting. He has taken several trips to Israel and the Middle East where he visits the locations depicted in the Bible and he shares those first hand accounts which enables him to take you back to that point in time that the scripture is talking about.