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

By Paul S. Evans

The 13 essays during this quantity are principally revised papers which have been initially offered as a part of the traditional Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of religious study they usually examine specific texts of Chronicles, study imperative topics, and examine destiny customers for Chronicles examine.

The quantity comprises chapters through 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 alternative views, methodologies, and conclusions concerning the Chronicler s paintings and this quantity can be of specific curiosity to students and scholars of Chronicles, old Israelite historiography and biblical literature in general.

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The text does not provide an argument for the legitimacy of current social relationships but contends, in direct contrast, that the present society is deficient and should instead be reformed in light of this better alternative reality.  See my treatment of this first chapter in my Reading Utopia in Chronicles, 69–70. 37. On the use of these two terms, see S. S. Tuell, First and Second Chronicles (IBC; Louisville: John Knox, 2001) 36; and Japhet, I and II Chronicles, 153, respectively.  Contra Braun, 1 Chronicles, 46–47.

However, given the relatively few occurrences of “Rechab” in the HB, it is difficult not to see one of them in this case as well. 24 Steven Schweitzer depiction of the “sons of Israel” as a whole in these genealogies can be analyzed. As I noted in the previous section, scholars have tended to mine these chapters for whatever bits of historical information may be imbedded in the genealogies. They assume that a historical reality is reflected in the text, even if only as a move for legitimacy in the postexilic community without any preexilic validity.

Jarick, “The Implications of LXX 1 Chronicles 3:21 for King David’s Place in the Chronicles Timeline,” in Hamlet on a Hill: Semitic and Greek Studies Presented to Professor T. 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.

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