Chronicling the Chronicler: The Book of Chronicles and Early by Paul S. Evans

By Paul S. Evans

The 13 essays during this quantity are mostly revised papers that have been initially awarded as a part of the traditional Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of religious study and so they examine specific texts of Chronicles, study crucial subject matters, and view destiny customers for Chronicles learn.

The quantity contains chapters by way of Shannon E. Baines, Ehud Ben Zvi, Mark J. Boda, Keith Bodner, Paul S. Evans, Louis Jonker, Gary N. Knoppers, Christine Mitchell, Peter J. Sabo, Steven J. Schweitzer, and John W. Wright.

The essays characterize many various views, methodologies, and conclusions concerning the Chronicler s paintings and this quantity might be of specific curiosity to students and scholars of Chronicles, historical Israelite historiography and biblical literature in general.

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See, however, Williamson, 1 and 2 Chronicles, 81.  48 In addition, Chronicles on two occasions notes that “Israel” itself is but a “stranger and alien” in the land, having no permanent attachment to it (1 Chr 16:19; 29:15). While there certainly is an intimate connection between the people and its land in Chronicles, the recognition of foreigners residing within it and the tenuous nature of the existence of “Israel” itself within the land are worth special notice here. ” This “empty land” theology demonstrates that the connection between Yhwh and “Israel” in Chronicles is not about physical location or space.

Japhet, I and II Chronicles: A Commentary (OTL; Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1993) 8. 8. , 144. 9. , 145. The key line here is probably 1 Chr 9:23, ‘So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, for the house of the tent, to be guards’ (‎‫ ;)לבית־יהוה לבית־האהל למׁשמרות‬translations is my own. 32 Keith Bodner chronological sequence of the fabula into an undesignated time following the exile involves the Davidic family. As is well known, 1 Chron. ” 10 Naturally, Wright’s reading elicits numerous interpretive options, but zeroing in on his conclusion merits a more extended quotation: This analysis has argued that the fabula that the book of Chronicles encodes reaches from Adam to the postexilic period, where chronology literally ends.

Muraoka on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (ed.  J. Baasten and W. T. van Peursen; OLA 118; Leuven: Peeters and Department of Oriental Studies, 2003) 479–585, esp. p. 479; cf. idem, 1 Chronicles (Readings; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). 13. Idem, “The Implications of LXX 1 Chronicles 3:21,” 581. 14. G. N. Knoppers, I Chronicles 1–9: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (AB 12; New York: Doubleday, 2004) 322–23. Note, however, the discussion of R. W. Klein, 1 Chronicles (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006) 109–10; 121.

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