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By William Johnstone

This two-part observation argues that Chronicles, positioned because it is one of the 'historical books' within the conventional previous testomony of the Christian church, is far 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 extremely to be understood as a piece of theology primarily directed in the direction of the long run. The Chronicler starts off his paintings with the matter dealing with the entire human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the fitting of ideal oneness with God's goal. He explores the opportunity of 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 all of the rulers of the earth, together with such a lot famously the Queen of Sheba, deliver their tribute in acknowledgment of Israel's prestige (Volume 1). As next historical past in basic terms too in actual fact indicates, even if, the Chronicler argues (Volume 2), that Israel itself, via unfaithfulness to Torah, has forfeited its correct to ownership of its land and is solid adrift between those related international locations of the area. however the Chronicler's message is one in every of desire. by way of a thorough transformation of the chronology of Israel's previous into theological phrases, the new release whom the Chronicler addresses turns into the 50th on account 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 hence the recovery of the primal perfect of the human race, is announced.

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This two-part remark argues that Chronicles, positioned because it is likely one of the 'historical books' within the conventional outdated testomony of the Christian church, is way misunderstood. Restored to its right place because the ultimate publication within the canon as prepared within the order of the Hebrew Bible, it is very to be understood as a piece of theology primarily directed in the direction of the long run.

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One would have expected Ephraim and HalfManasseh on the West Bank to be similarly immediately associated with Levi as Half-Manasseh is on the East Bank. But, if the MT paragraphing is carefully followed, the disorder is less than at first appears and principally concerns the position of Benjamin. The major paragraph marker after Levi is not, in fact, reached until the end of Issachar, with the result that Issachar is bound up closely with Levi (in the standard genealogy Issachar is the brother next to Levi once Judah has been removed to first position, 1 Chron.

Perhaps the location here, between the sons of the main wives, is in some kind of compensation for that omission. 1-2 LEAH BILHAH (Dan) RACHEL i BILHAH (Naphtali) ZILPAH But, if C thus lists the twelve sons of Israel more or less in conventional order in 1 Chron. 1-2, when he turns thereafter to deal with the tribes individually in 1 Chron. 40, he follows his own scheme, which begins with Judah, ends with Benjamin, and places Levi in the centre: 1 Chronicles 1-2 Chronicles 9 38 Judah Simeon Reuben (1 Chron.

1). For his information for this line of descent from Ram to David in 1 Chron. 19b22. He makes two additions to it, however. At the end of v. 10 he alludes to Num. 3 where Nahshon is identified as 'prince of the sons of Judah'. The rule of the house of David is, thus, a resumption of the pre-eminent role of David's ancestor, Nahshon, in Judah, and, indeed, in the nation as a whole, at the time of the Exodus and the wilderness wandering. Nahshon's sister, Elizabeth, was Aaron's wife (Exod. 23); in the camp of the Israelites Nahshon had the most honorific 46 1 Chronicles 1-2 Chronicles 9 place of all at the east of the Tent of Meeting (Num.

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