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By William Johnstone

This two-part observation argues that Chronicles, positioned because it is likely 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 basically directed in the direction of the longer term. The Chronicler starts his paintings with the matter dealing with the entire human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the fitting of excellent oneness with God's objective. He explores the potential of the recovery of that perfect via Israel's position on the centre of the realm of the international locations. This portrayal reaches its climax in an idealized presentation of the reign of Solomon, within 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 background basically too truly exhibits, even though, 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 similar international locations of the realm. however the Chronicler's message is one in all desire. by means of a thorough transformation of the chronology of Israel's earlier into theological phrases, the new release whom the Chronicler addresses turns into the 50th considering Adam. it's the new release to whom the jubilee of go back to the land via a wonderfully enabled obedience to Torah, and therefore the recovery of the primal excellent of the human race, is announced.

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Many of them, like Bethlehem, Adullam, Hebron, have appeared in connection with earlier exploits of the Davidic house (1 Chron. ). ): 2 Chronicles 10-12 33 these places are part of the elements that belong to the very constitution of the people of God (cf. the use of the technical term for registering the members of the community in the works of Rehoboam's official prophetic biographers in 2 Chron. 15). The strategic importance of these places is graphically illustrated by Lachish and Azekah which figure in the 'Lachish Letters', the dramatic correspondence, discovered in 1935, about the loss of the western lowlands in the early 580s to the Babylonians (ANET, pp.

9 (cf. 2 Chron. 19): the rejection of the Jerusalemite priesthood and debarring of the Levites is the signal violation and denial of the rights of God by Jeroboam, which can only confirm the downfall of his kingdom. Jeroboam is the Saul of the north—and there is to be no David. The full horror of Jeroboam's self-invented religion, which comprehensively replaces the worship of the LORD and thus denies the rights of God, is detailed (v. 15). It involves the appointment (the verb as in 1 Chron. 31) of an alternative priesthood of Jeroboam's own devising; worship on the 'high places', those sanctuaries on physical heights, natural or man-made, in the landscape that were believed to represent the cosmic dwelling places of the gods, the would-be rivals of the God of Israel (cf.

19) by placing it in a single stark paragraph by itself: 'Thus Israel has been in revolt against the house of David to this day'. 30 2 Chronicles 10-36 No sooner is Solomon dead, than the house of David encounters failure; the breach has never been healed; reconciliation is still awaited. Rehoboam, having retired to Jerusalem, takes stock of the situation (2 Chron. 1). His first reaction is to send an army to crush the rebels. As is indeed his prerogative as king of the house of David, he now summons a qahal, a sacral assembly, of the choicest warriors of the Israel that is left, 'the house of Judah and Benjamin'.

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