“In a learned and clearly written work, Flynn has engaged a central problem in the study of the Hebrew Bible, asking why notions of YHWH’s kingship changed during the period of the late monarchy, and subsequently, what external historical triggers prompted these changes. . . .To solve this problem, the book attempts four things. . .Any of these pursuits would mark the book as worthwhile, and their combination makes its influence on future research inevitable. . .In sum, then, this book is one of the few that appear each year that can rightly be called important. . .It should be taken with the utmost seriousness by our field as we rethink both the immediate issue in the history of Israelite religion and the larger challenge of locating biblical traditions in history. A fair-minded reader must be grateful to Flynn for the care, vigor, and imagination that he has brought to writing this instructive book, which one hopes will be the first of many from his hand”.
Mark W. Hamilton, Robert and Kay Onstead Professor of Old Testament, Abilene Christian University. Biblica, 2016
“. . .they testify to its importance as he opens up exciting avenues for exploration that cannot be covered in a single attempt. As such, this study is highly recommended both for its current contribution and for the vista it opens for future research.
Michael B. Hundley, Syracuse University. Review of Biblical Literature, 2015
“The overall theory, however, is a cogent one, and gives a better account of the religious impact of Assyrian aggression on Judah than some earlier scholarship.”
Nick Wyatt, University of Edinburgh, Divinity, Professor Emeritus. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2015
“YHWH is King…introduces a fresh view of the Kingship of Yahweh and Flynn has provided a service by drawing attention to the different ways that is expressed in a variety of biblical texts”
Anne Gardner, Monash University. Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 2015
“Flynn’s work is marked by erudition and clarity of argument . . . The book is something of a model of good biblical research looks like”.
Elmer Martens, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Bulletin of Biblical Research, 2015
"This is a very good, well argued, and clearly structured monograph which makes a solid contribution to scholarship. . .On the whole, the book can be warmly recommended".
Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, University of Aberdeen, Vetus Testamentum, 2016