This book is volume 11 of The forms of the Old Testament literature, a 24-volume series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible). In his introduction De Vries sketches the canonical setting of the books of Chronicles, especially their relation with Ezra-Nehemiah, and then discusses the redacted and original versions of Chronicles. He describes Chronicles as genealogical and narrative history that tells who ideal Israel is, how it has suffered by its unfaithfulness, and how it will remain true Israel by trusting in God. Following the series format throughout his work, De Vries offers an analysis of the structure, genre, setting, and intention of each section of the biblical text. Bibliographies guide the reader to further discussion; a glossary of formulas and genres concludes the volume. - Back cover.Furthermore, the subject aquot;all Israelaquot; is the antecedent of the hinneh-chuse and therefore of the second verb, aquot;are writtenaquot; (better translated, aquot;are inscribedaquot;). aquot;All Israelaquot; ... That means that they are all there, forming the ideal community whose history ChrH will now recount. As has ... The concluding rubric makes it clear that Jerusalem is, and always will be, first in the land. ... 1 and 9 is entirely genealogical.
|Title||:||1 and 2 Chronicles|
|Author||:||Simon John De Vries|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1989|