This volume contains a collection of the author’s life-long study (along with some new research written specifically for this book) of the text of 1-2 Kings, some of them translated into English for the first time. Julio Trebolle’s career has focused on the history of these biblical books from the triple angle of a combined textual, literary and source-compositional criticism. His usage of the Septuagint and its secondary versions like the Old Latin as a basis for the reconstruction of the history of the text is an invaluable contribution to the panorama of textual pluralism in the Bible during the Second Temple period which has emerged after the discoveries of the Dead Sea.
Julio Trebolle Barrera, PhD (1979), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Chair Professor in that university, has been member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is co-editor of 3-4 Kingdoms for the Septuagint Göttingen series. Andrés Piquer Otero, PhD (2003), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in that university. He is editor of 2 Kings for The Hebrew Bible: a Critical Edition series. Pablo A. Torijano, PhD (2000), New York University, Professor of Hebrew Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the author of Solomon the Esoteric King (Brill 2002) and co-editor of 3-4 Kingdoms for the Septuagint Göttingen series.
All interested in the history and composition of the Greek and Hebrew bibles, particularly the books of Kings; scholars and students of Bible and text criticism.