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First and Second Chronicles (Abingdon Basic Bible Commentary)

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ContributionsAbingdon Press (Editor), Lynne M. Deming (Editor)
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL7723868M
ISBN 100687026261
ISBN 109780687026265

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First and Second Chronicles were comprised on one book until later divided into separate books in the Greek Old Testament translation, the Septuagint (LXX; ca. B.C.). The title also changed at that time to the inaccurate title, “the things omitted,” i.e., reflecting material not in 1 . The First Book of Chronicles or First Chronicles is the thirteenth book of the Old Testament and thus the Bible. The First Book of Chronicles begins with a detailed documentation of ancestry of biblical persons, leading up to David. From there First Chronicles describes the accounts of David. In First Chronicles a different perspective, as well as several details not mentioned in 2nd Samuel Authors: God Possibly Ezra. In this volume, a part of the Westminster Bible Companion series, Paul Hooker suggests that First and Second Chronicles is not a "history of Israel," but rather a theological reflection on the story of Israel's faith. The Chronicler, according to Hooker, seeks to sketch the lines of Israel's future as the people of God by drawing on the resources of Israel's past.   Steven Tuell, who has also written a succinct commentary on Ezekiel that has been well received, writes on First and Second Chronicles here. Though you might consider a work of pages on both books of Chronicles a little too brief, he makes good use of every page. To my mind, the best contributions of this book are the theological reflection Cited by: 8.

1 Chronicles ff; 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles make it clear that the two books were only written or completed after the Babylonian captivity. As the last verses of 2 Chronicles and the first few verses of the book of Ezra are nearly identical and as the book of Ezra is the historical sequence of Chronicles the Jewish. First and Second Chronicles book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Steven Tuell shows how the books of Chronicles present the rev 5/5(2).   First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings, and First and Second Chronicles: These are the books which repeatedly survey the rise and .   Knowing and cherishing the books of Samuel and Kings, the writer interprets their message differently because the people of his era face new challenges to their life and faith. This commentary highlights the special character of First and Second Chronicles by pointing out subtle ways in which the Chronicler changes the story of Israel.5/5(3).

The books of Chronicles likewise comprised a single volume that has been made into two books. While the time period and material covered by Chronicles is much the same as Samuel and Kings, there are some striking differences. First, the emphasis on sins and its consequences found in Samuel and Kings are not found in Chronicles.   First and Second Chronicles may then be a commentary on the historical books. In the final analysis, the author's purpose is perhaps best stated as a combination of those two approaches; that is, to give his readers another view of the history of Israel, and to provide further explanation of the events already recorded in Genesis through 1 and Brand: Moody Publishers. The book of First Chronicles --Genealogies (1 Chronicles ) --The reign of David begins (1 Chronicles ) --Liturgy for installing the ark (1 Chronicles ) --God's covenant with David and his resulting success (1 Chronicles ) --Preparing for the temple (1 Chronicles ) --The book of Second Chronicles --Solomon (2 Chronicles 1. The books of First and Second Chronicles admirably filled the needs of the returned exiles in these respects. Let us see how. The genealogies directly linked the Jews with their past history. These genealogies furnished the basis for establishing royal descent and family inheritances. They also revealed who were authorized to serve at the.