The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah: 2 Chronicles 10 - 36 A New Translation and Commentary
:The book of Chronicles, the last book of the Hebrew Bible and a central historical book of the Christian Old Testament, has in recent decades gone from being "the Cinderella of biblical studies" to being one of the most researched...
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:The book of Chronicles, the last book of the Hebrew Bible and a central historical book of the Christian Old Testament, has in recent decades gone from being "the Cinderella of biblical studies" to being one of the most researched books of the Bible. The anonymous author, often simply called "the Chronicler" by modern scholars, looks back at the old Israelite monarchy, before the Babylonian Exile, from his vantage point in the post-exilic early Second Temple Period, and attempts to "update" the older historiographies of Samuel and Kings in order to elucidate their meaning to the people of his own time. In The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, Yigal Levin does the same for the modern reader. He offers a brand-new translation and commentary on 2 Chronicles chapters 10-36, tracing the "sacred history" of the monarchy from the division of Solomon's kingdom to the final exile and return. Each chapter is translated from the original Hebrew into an English that is both faithful to the original and easy for the modern reader to follow. Extensive footnotes provide full explanations of the translator's choices and of linguistic and literary issues, taking note of alternative versions offered by a wide array of ancient and modern versions and translations. The comprehensive commentary on each section provides historical background and explains the text both on a literary and a historical level, making full use of the most up-to-date research on the text, literature, history, geography and on the archaeological background of the biblical world.The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah is to be followed by The Chronicles of David and Solomon on 1 Chronicles 10 - 2 Chronicles 9, and then by The Chronicles of All Israel on the genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-9 and including comprehensive essays on the book of Chronicles, its time, purposes, methods and meanings.
Yigal Levin lectures on the history, archaeology and historical geography at the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel, at Bar-Ilan University and at several other Israeli institutions.
- :preface2 Chronicles 10 - The Division Of Solomon's Kingdom2 Chronicles 11-12 - The Reign Of Rehoboam2 Chronicles 13 - The Reign Of Abijah2 Chronicles 14-16 - The Reign Of Asa2 Chronicles 17-20 - The Reign Of Jehoshaphat2 Chronicles 21 - The Reign Of Jehoram2 Chronicles 22-23 - The Reigns Of Ahaziah And Athaliah2 Chronicles 24 - The Reign Of Joash2 Chronicles 25 - The Reign Of Amaziah2 Chronicles 26 - The Reign Of Uzziah2 Chronicles 27 - The Reign Of Jotham2 Chronicles 28 - The Reign Of Ahaz2 Chronicles 29-32 - The Reign Of Hezekiah2 Chronicles 33 - The Reigns Of Manasseh And Amon2 Chronicles 34-35 - The Reign Of Josiah2 Chronicles 36 - The Last Kings, Exile And Redemptionbibliographyabbreviations1. 2 Chr. 10-16 2. 2 Chr. 17-203. 2 Chr. 21-254. 2 Chr. 26-285. 2 Chr. 29-326. 2 Chr. 33-367. Bibliography