Historical writing and documentation can take on different forms, depending upon its purpose. It can inspire questions, it can document relationships and activities, it can comment upon events and their causes and results, and it can simply provide interesting and engaging stories. Historical writings need not be resigned to only one category or purpose. Oftentimes, people write with multiple goals in mind.
In this 4 part series on the Divided Monarchy of Judah we will study the history presented, and also study the purposes of the text preserved for us in Holy Scripture. As Mark Lanier makes his way through the history of Judah, we will see many kings, while not perfect, were recognized for trying to do right before God with a good heart. A just and noble pursuit we can emulate today!