Klaus Fricke, Das Zweite Buch von den Königen, Die Botschaft des Alten Testament 12:2 (Stuttgart: Calwer, 1972), p. 61. Compare Charles Conroy (1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, Old Testament Message 6 (Wilmington, DE: Glazier, 1983), p. 203, who writes that reading of these texts should concentrate on what they say about the Lord and his prophet.