Bonus Episode: Dr. David Lamb

Dr. David Lamb joins us today to talk about the books of 1 and 2 Kings.

Dr. Lamb is an associate professor of Old Testament at Biblical Seminary and loves to teach the Bible. This passion was developed during twenty years of ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, as a student at Stanford University (BA, MS,) and then on staff in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv) and the University of Oxford (MPhil, DPhil) further deepened his interest in the Old Testament.

Dr. Lamb also teaches a course through the Logos Mobile Ed curriculum on 1 & 2 Kings, Click Here to learn more about his course.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to approach 1 and 2 Kings in Study
  • 1 Kings covers 450 years and approximately 40 kings
  • Inerrancy/discrepancy between the books of the monarchy (1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles)
  • Dr. Lamb’s book: God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist, and Racist?
  • Perspective and reading Scripture in context
  • The culture of the Ancient Near East
  • Justice and mercy
  • Elisha, the children, and the bears: 2 Kings 2:23-24
  • Jeroboam and Josiah

Takeaways:

Following young Solomon’s example, we can ask God for wisdom.

Ask: What are the idols of our day and how do we not bow down to them?

Heed the warning: even good kings do bad things if they forget God, drift away, and cease to pursue Him with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Scripture Quoted:

Psalm 51:1-19

1-2 Kings

2 Kings 2:23-24

Michael Easley

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Michael is husband to one, dad to four, and host of Michael Easley inContext.



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