This volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the First and Second Books of Kings using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.
Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book—information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.
The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of 1 & 2 Kings, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background of important biblical terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance".
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"With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible is outstanding for private devotion, personal study and Bible study groups. It is excellent for evangelization and apologetics as well!" — Stephen Ray, Host ,The Footprints of God series
"The Ignatius Study Bible is a triumph of both piety and scholarship, in the best Catholic tradition: simply the most useful succinct commentary that any Christian or other interested person could hope for." — Erasmo Leiva, Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
Curtis Mitch, M.A., is principal annotator and Associate Editor of the Ignatius Study Bible series. He is also a research fellow of the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology and a biblical commentator.
Scott Hahn, Ph.D., an internationally renowned speaker, author, and scholar. He teaches theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and has published several best-selling books, including Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb's Supper, and the Catholic Bible Dictionary. He is also the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, which promotes biblical literacy among Catholic laity and biblical fluency among Catholic clergy. Hahn is the General Editor of the Ignatius Study Bible series.