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Chronicling the Chronicler

The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography

Edited by Paul Evans and Tyler Williams

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Chronicling the Chronicler

The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography

Edited by Paul Evans and Tyler Williams

The thirteen essays in this volume are largely revised papers which were originally presented as part of the Ancient Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and they investigate particular texts of Chronicles, examine central themes, and consider future prospects for Chronicles study.

 

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The thirteen essays in this volume are largely revised papers which were originally presented as part of the Ancient Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and they investigate particular texts of Chronicles, examine central themes, and consider future prospects for Chronicles study.

The volume includes chapters by Shannon E. Baines, Ehud Ben Zvi, Mark J. Boda, Keith Bodner, Paul S. Evans, Louis Jonker, Gary N. Knoppers, Christine Mitchell, Peter J. Sabo, Steven J. Schweitzer, and John W. Wright.

The essays represent many different perspectives, methodologies, and conclusions regarding the Chronicler’s work and this volume will be of particular interest to scholars and students of Chronicles, ancient Israelite historiography and biblical literature in general.

Acknowledgments ii

Abbreviations x

Introduction

Paul S. Evans

Part 1

Texts and Studies

The Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1–9: Purposes, Forms,

and the Utopian Identity of Israel 9

Steven Schweitzer

Reading the Lists: Several Recent Studies of the

Chronicler’s Genealogies 9

Keith Bodner

Seeking Saul in Chronicles 3

P. J. Sabo

Let the Crime Fit the Punishment: The Chronicler’s Explication

of David’s “Sin” in 1 Chronicles 21 65

Paul S. Evans

Of Jebus, Jerusalem, and Benjamin: The Chronicler’s Sondergut

in 1 Chronicles 21 against the Background

of the Late Persian Era in Yehud 81

Louis Jonker

Historia or Exegesis? Assessing the Chronicler’s

Hezekiah-Sennacherib Narrative 103

Paul S. Evans

Reading Chronicles and Reshaping the Memory of Manasseh 121

Ehud Ben Zvi

The Cohesiveness of 2 Chronicles 33:1–36:23 as a Literary Unit Concluding the Book of Chronicles 141

Shannon E. Baines

Part 2

Central Themes

“To Him You Must Listen”: The Prophetic Legislation in Deuteronomy

and the Reformation of Classical Tradition in Chronicles 161

Gary N. Knoppers

Divine Retribution in Herodotus and the Book of Chronicles 195

John W. Wright

Gazing through the Cloud of Incense: Davidic Dynasty and

Temple Community in the Chronicler’s Perspective 215

Mark J. Boda

Toward a Sense of Balance: Remembering the Catastrophe of

Monarchic Judah/(Ideological) Israel and Exile

through Reading Chronicles in Late Yehud 247

Ehud Ben Zvi

Part 3

Future Prospects

Response: Reflections on the Book of Chronicles

and Second Temple Historiography 269

Christine Mitchell

Bibliography 279

Indexes 311

Index of Authors 11

Index of Scripture 16

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