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Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
—New King James Version®
First and Second Chronicles are believed by some to have been part of one larger work that also included the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Written following the Israelites’ return from Babylonian captivity, the Chronicles seem intended to unify and clarify the identity of the nation of Israel. In addition to detailed genealogies (see I Chronicles, chaps. 1–9), the books focus on Temple worship and the reigns of David and Solomon as central to Israel’s heritage.
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Resources cited in this issue
GT, RR: New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
RR: Westermann, Claus, quoted in Harris, R. Laird, Gleason L. Archer, Bruce K. Waltke. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Chicago: Moody, 1980; Macdonald, William. Believer’s Bible Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016.
Cit. 16: White, R. E. O. Evangelical Commentary on the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1995; Mays, James Luther, et al., eds. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Vol. 33, First Corinthians. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1982–.
Cit. 17: Harrelson, Walter J., ed. The New Interpreter’s Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2003.
Cit. 22: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Hebrews. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Hebrews. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
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