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Author Endres, John C., 1946-

Title First and Second Chronicles / John C. Endres, S.J
Published Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, 2012
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Series New Collegeville Bible commentary. Old Testament ; v. 10
New Collegeville Bible commentary. Old Testament ; v. 10
Contents Titlepage; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; THE BOOK OF FIRST CHRONICLES; Commentary; Genealogies (1 Chronicles 1-9); The Reign of David Begins (1 Chronicles 10-14); Liturgy for Installing the Ark (1 Chronicles 15-16); God's Covenant with David and his Resulting Success (1 Chronicles 17-21); Preparing for the Temple (1 Chronicles 22-29); THE BOOK OF SECOND CHRONICLES; Commentary; Solomon (2 Chronicles 1-9); The Divided Monarchy (2 Chronicles 10-28); Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29-32); The Fall of Judah (2 Chronicles 33-36); Review Aids and Discussion Topics; Maps
Summary In the era in which the Chronicler writes, the pressing question is: How will Judeans reestablish themselves after the Babylonian exile? The Chronicler's answer is to encourage the people of Israel to live out of their memory of God's mercy and compassion. 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. Many of these slight changes in wording reflect theological shifts in the postexilic era. The Chronicler sees a need for a strong spiritual center that is clearly located in the Jerusalem temple and its life of worship and prayer. Alienated northern tribes may enter this religious world by participating in temple worship. New and original materials describe the services and the roles of Levites and priests at the temple. Kings foster worship and demonstrate a spirituality of repentance. Israel can again become a people united if all join together in worship. To the discouraged, this history offers hope!
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Subject Bible. Chronicles -- Commentaries
Genre/Form Commentaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814647804 (electronic bk.)
9780814647806 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Bible. Chronicles. English. New American. 2011