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First and Second Chronicles

Paul Hooker suggests here that 1 and 2 Chronicles are not a "history of Israel," but rather a theological reflection on the story of Israel's faith. The Chronicler uses the narratives of Samuel and Kings to develop his vision of Israel. At the center of that vision lies the assertion that Israel is the people of God, selected by God from among all the nations, and set apart to worship God in the place of God's choosing (Jerusalem) and in the manner of God's intent (according to the instructions of the Torah). His ultimate purpose, however, is not to dwell on long ago. Rather he seeks to sketch the lines of Israel's future as the people of God by drawing on the resources of Israel's past. --from publisher description
Print Book, English, 2001
1st ed
Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, 2001