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Unformatted text preview: • Emphasis on rites & institutions of the religious life of nation [the temple & its rituals] and those kings who made significant contributions to it • Author discerns in the patterns of the past the importance of keeping the nation’s “heart” sound by ample attention to the consequences of court worship; kings that have a positive effect… Book’s Desired Result • The account is sensitive to how the past illuminates and could affect the present and future • It seeks to learn & to teach the weighty lessons of grace & judgment in Israel’s past • These lessons were crucial to the stability & survival of the postexilic community as those who had returned from the Babylonian exile sought to re-establish themselves as the people of YHWH General Outline • I Chron. 1-9: Genealogies from Adam to Exiles’ Return • I Chron. 10-29: Reign of David • II Chron. 1-9: Reign of Solomon • II Chron. 10-36: Reign of Kings of Judah to Exile...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BIB 20483 taught by Professor Mahaffey during the Spring '08 term at Miss. College.
- Spring '08