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1 Chronicles (Hermeneia Series)

Hardback|May 2006
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"Here, finally, is the first of two commentary volumes encompassing meticulous and lucid interpretations of everything there is to be pondered at in that eminently theological composition of the postexilic period. Text, ancient manuscripts and versions, English translation, literary growth,...


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"Here, finally, is the first of two commentary volumes encompassing meticulous and lucid interpretations of everything there is to be pondered at in that eminently theological composition of the postexilic period. Text, ancient manuscripts and versions, English translation, literary growth, forms, history, near eastern geography and ethnology, geo-politics, archaeological evidence, theological concepts--the author pays scrupulous attention to every bit of significant testimony.... produces priceless insights for everyone interested in Hebrew Scriptures and Biblical theology."
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This commentary takes full advantage of recent advances in the textual history of Samuel and Kings, demonstrating in many cases that the differences often ascribed to the Chronicler came in fact from the divergent copy of the canonical books he was rewriting. Klein brings to lively expression the unique theological voice of the Chronicler and demonstrates there have been far fewer secondary additions to the text than is normally assumed.
-Publisher

This commentary takes full advantage of recent advances in the textual history of "Samuel" and "Kings", demonstrating in many cases that the differences often ascribed to the Chronicler came in fact from the divergent copy of the canonical books he was rewriting. Klein brings to lively expression the unique theological voice of the Chronicler and demonstrates there have been far fewer secondary additions to the text than is normally assumed.
-Publisher

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Ralph W Klein

Ralph W. Klein (ThD., Harvard University) is Christ Seminary-Seminex professor of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Widely published, Klein has written for the Christian Century, Concordia Theological Monthly, Currents in Theology and Mission, Harvard Theological Review, Interpretation, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. His books include Textual Criticism of the Old Testament, Israel in Exile, a commentary on 1 Samuel (Word Biblical Commentary); Ezekiel: the Prophet and his Message, Ezra and Nehemiah (New Interpreter's Bible) and an extensive commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles (Hermeneia Commentary Series). At the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, November 22, 2003, he was presented with a Festschrift: The Chronicler as Theologian: Essays in Honor of Ralph W. Klein.
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