1 Chronicles : a commentary /
Ralph W. Klein ; edited by Thomas Krüger.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2006.
xxi, 561 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
0800660854 (alk. paper)
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Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2006.
0800660854 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xiii-xxi) and indexes.
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"A lifetime studying Chronicles comes to its full fruition in this comprehensive commentary on a biblical book that is often overlooked. Klein's deep penetration into the text and meaning of Chronicles is unexcelled in the English language and provides the reader of the book all that he or she needs to understand and expound the meaning of the text. It will be the standard against which other commentaries on Chronicles are measured for years to come." -- Patrick D Miller "Princeton Theological Seminary"
"Here, finally, is the first of two commentary volumes encompassing meticulous and lucid interpretations of everything there is to be pondered at in that eminently theological composition of the postexilic period. Text, ancient manuscripts and versions, English translation, literary growth, forms, history, near eastern geography and ethnology, geo-politics, archaeological evidence, theological concepts--the author pays scrupulous attention to every bit of significant testimony.... produces priceless insights for everyone interested in Hebrew Scriptures and Biblical theology."
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This commentary takes advantage of advances in the textual history of Samuel and Kings, demonstrating in many cases that the differences often ascribed to the Chronicler came in fact from the divergent copy of the canonical books he was rewriting.
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This commentary takes full advantage of recent advances in the textual history of Samuel and Kings, demonstrating in many cases that the differences often ascribed to the Chronicler came in fact from the divergent copy of the canonical books he was rewriting. Klein brings to lively expression the unique theological voice of the Chronicler and demonstrates there have been far fewer secondary additions to the text than is normally assumed.
Table of Contents
1:1 - 9:44 : genealogies
Genealogy from Adamp. 53
Genealogy from Judahp. 82
Descendants of David; genealogical fragmentsp. 109
Descendants of Davidp. 109
Genealogy from Simeonp. 143
Genealogy from Reuben, Gad, and half-tribe of Manassehp. 155
Genealogy from Levip. 172
Genealogies from Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asherp. 214
Genealogy from Benjaminp. 242
Those who lived in the land and especially in Jerusalemp. 259
10:1 - 29:30 : the reign of David
The death of Saulp. 282
Early days of David's rule; David's mighty menp. 292
Soldiers rally to David; events at Hebronp. 311
First attempt to bring the ark to Jerusalemp. 327
Hiram's support; David's wives and children; defeat of Philistinesp. 337
Transferring the Ark to Jerusalemp. 345
David appoints Levites : worship establishedp. 359
Promise of dynastic succession and temple buildingp. 371
Victories over various enemies; David's officialsp. 386
Victories over Ammonites and Arameansp. 398
Israelite heroes defeat Philistine heroesp. 409
David's census and acquisition of future temple sitesp. 414
David prepares building materials; David's private speech to Solomon and preliminary exhortation to leadersp. 430
Levites : introduction, census, list, and dutiesp. 443
Twenty-four priestly courses; further genealogy of some Levitesp. 460
Levitical singersp. 473
Divisions of gatekeepers; list of Levitical treasurers, officers, and judgesp. 458
Twelve military divisions, chief officers, various officialsp. 498
David's speechesp. 515
Freewill offerings; David's final prayer; enthronement of Solomon; David's death and a summary of his reignp. 529
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