By William Johnstone

This two-part statement argues that Chronicles, positioned because it is one of the 'historical books' within the conventional previous testomony of the Christian church, is way misunderstood. Restored to its right place because the ultimate e-book within the canon as prepared within the order of the Hebrew Bible, it is vitally to be understood as a piece of theology basically directed in the direction of the long run. The Chronicler starts his paintings with the matter dealing with the complete human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the suitable of ideal oneness with God's objective. He explores the potential for the recovery of that excellent via Israel's position on the centre of the realm of the countries. This portrayal reaches its climax in an idealized presentation of the reign of Solomon, during which the entire rulers of the earth, together with so much famously the Queen of Sheba, carry their tribute in acknowledgment of Israel's prestige (Volume 1). As next heritage merely too truly exhibits, although, the Chronicler argues (Volume 2), that Israel itself, via unfaithfulness to Torah, has forfeited its correct to ownership of its land and is forged adrift between those comparable international locations of the realm. however the Chronicler's message is considered one of desire. by way of an intensive transformation of the chronology of Israel's previous into theological phrases, the new release whom the Chronicler addresses turns into the 50th given that Adam. it's the new release to whom the jubilee of go back to the land via a superbly enabled obedience to Torah, and therefore the recovery of the primal perfect of the human race, is announced.

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But the citation of the Kings text has a particular appropriateness for C's purpose: it brings the name of the LORD into sharp contrast with the name of Rehoboam's mother, Naamah ('lovely one'), the Ammonitess. 1). But it can hardly be doubted that the traditional view of guaranteeing purity of descent—or the reverse—through the mother is functioning here: Rehoboam was foredoomed; his own foreign mother was an agent of introducing into her son's reign contamination from the world of the nations that it was the very destiny of Israel to resist and overcome (elsewhere, when Israel is discharging its true role, the Ammonites appear as defeated enemies and vassals of Israel; see 1 Chron.

Again, there is a grim irony in the depiction of the circumstances of the audience—the king and his officials—whom Shemaiah addresses. Whereas such an audience had 'gathered' (again a key word, cf. 1 Chron. 1) in, for example, 1 Chron. 2 in enthusiastic commitment for the setting up of the institutions of the kingdom that would enable them to realize the great tasks to which David was summoning them, here they gather out of fear at the prospect of the destruction of the last vestige of that kingdom.

21). The break away of the north is absolute and is given a veneer of legal respectability. The Hadoram of the text appears in Kings as Adoram (as in 2 Sam. 14. If these are all the same individual, then, having been in office already under David, he must have been well advanced in years—Jeroboam's erstwhile senior colleague among the forced labour supervisers, in fact. The venerability of this, the senior superviser, and his possible authority over Jeroboam, availed Rehoboam nothing. But again, such historical speculations are of little moment for C.

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