1 & 2 Chronicles (Niv Application Commentary Series)
Synopsis The NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY 1 & 2 CHRONICLES applies these books to twenty-first-century culture by bringing the lenses of historical awareness, literary appreciation, and a biblical-theological perspective to bear on the Chronicler's sermons. Description The Chronicles are more...
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The NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY 1 & 2 CHRONICLES applies these books to twenty-first-century culture by bringing the lenses of historical awareness, literary appreciation, and a biblical-theological perspective to bear on the Chronicler's sermons.
The Chronicles are more than a history of ancient Israel under the ascent and rule of the Davidic dynasty. They are a story whose grand theme is hope. Great battles are fought, heroes and tyrants vie for power, Israel splits into rival kingdoms, and the soul of God's holy nation oscillates between faithlessness and revival. Yet above this tossing sea of human events, God's covenant promises reign untroubled and supreme. First and Second Chronicles are a narrative steeped in the best and worst of the human heart,but they are also a revelation of Yahweh at work, forwarding his purposes in the midst of fallible people. God has a plan to which he is committed.
Today, as then, God redirects our vision from our circumstances in this turbulent world to the surety of his kingdom, and to himself as our source of confidence and peace. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Andrew E. Hill shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Chronicles that reveal ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable,but the job is only half done!
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
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Andrew E. Hill, (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois where he has held a faculty appointment in the Biblical & Theological Studies Department since 1984. Professor Hill has been affiliated with Robert E. Webber and the Institute of Worship Studies (IWS) since 1992, and has taught "Biblical Foundations of Worship" as an adjunct faculty member for IWS since 1996. He is the author of Enter His Courts with Praise! Micah-Malachi Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, and Daniel (Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary). His other published works include The Old Testament Today, with John H. Walton, 1 and 2 Chronicles (NIV Application Commentary), and Malachi: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Bible Commentary 25D.)
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