Walter Maier provides a great gift to any serious student and researcher of 1 Kings with his massive two-volume set published in the Concordia Commentary series. The volume reviewed here only covers chs. 12–22 but offers more than 800 pages of material on this second half of 1 Kings. His first, much larger volume (covering the first 11 chapters and offering his introduction to the two volumes) comes in at more than 1,000 pages. I recommend that readers consult the first volume in order to orient to Maier’s approach and overall engagement with 1 Kings; however, this review only engages volume two. One uniqueness of Maier’s contributions to the study of Kings is his contention that the primary author of Kings was Jeremiah with the exception of the conclusion at 2 Kgs 25:27–30 (offered with a caveat that he felt he needed to at least propose an author given the...

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