1 and 2 Chronicles (Old Testament Guides Series)
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About "1 and 2 Chronicles (Old Testament Guides Series)"
The readers of this new addition to the OT Guides series will see how and why these two books, which for centuries attracted so little attention, have in the last decades become the centre of vigorous and lively debate. After surveying their three main sections - the genealogies, the united monarchy and the divided monarchy - and indicating the main problems that arise, the author concentrates on the main questions debated. From where did the material originate and how has it been used by the writers? Who were the writers and when did they write? How is their work related to Ezra-Nehemiah? Why did they write such books? Was it for historical reasons? Were they engaged in a polemic? Were they writing in support of Israelite institutions, such as the Levitical priesthood or the dynasty? To conclude the study there is an attempt to assess the theological contribution of the books of Chronicles. As in the other volumes of this series, full account is taken of recent trends in studies of Chronicles, and there is a guidance to further reading.