Chronicles Through the Centuries

Blaire A. French

Chronicles Through the Centuries
Chronicles Through the Centuries

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Offers a history of the interpretation of Chronicles in theology, worship, music, literature and art from the ancient period to the present day, demonstrating its foundational importance within the Old Testament

  • Explores important differences between the same topics and stories that occur in Chronicles and other biblical books such as Genesis and Kings, including the pious depiction of David, the clear correlation between moral behavior and divine reward, and the elevation of music in worship
  • Examines the reception of Chronicles among its interpreters, including rabbis of the Talmud, Jerome, Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cotton Mather, and others,
  • Features broad yet comprehensive coverage that considers Jewish and Christian, ancient and modern, and secular and pop cultural interpretations
  • Organizes discussions by verse to illuminate each one’s changing meaning across the ages

    • Table of Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • Part 1: The Genealogies
      • 1. The Genealogies
    • Part 2: The Reign of David
      • 2. David’s Reign from Election to Dynastic Promise
      • 3. David’s Reign from the Census to the Selection of the Temple Site
      • 4. David’s Reign from His Preparations for the Temple to His Death
    • Part 3: The Reigns of Solomon and the Kings of Judah
      • 5. The Reigns of Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, and Asa
      • 6. The Reigns of Jehoshaphat, Joash, Uzziah, and Ahaz
      • 7. The Reigns of Hezekiah, Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah
      • 8. The Reign of Manasseh
    • Coda A
    • Coda B
    • Glossary of Names and Terms
    • Abbreviations
    • Bibliography
    • Author Index 219
    • Scriptural Index 223
    • Subject Index 231


    Pages: 248
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Published: 2016
    ISBN-10: 1118690087
    ISBN-13: 9781118690086
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