By William Johnstone

This two-part remark argues that Chronicles, put because it is likely one of the 'historical books' within the conventional outdated testomony of the Christian church, is far misunderstood. Restored to its right place because the ultimate publication within the canon as prepared within the order of the Hebrew Bible, it is vitally to be understood as a piece of theology basically directed in the direction of the long run. The Chronicler starts off his paintings with the matter dealing with the complete human race in Adam-the forfeiture of the precise of ideal oneness with God's goal. He explores the potential of the recovery of that perfect via Israel's position on the centre of the area of the international locations. This portrayal reaches its climax in an idealized presentation of the reign of Solomon, during which the entire rulers of the earth, together with so much famously the Queen of Sheba, deliver their tribute in acknowledgment of Israel's prestige (Volume 1). As next background basically too truly exhibits, despite the fact that, 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 comparable countries of the area. however the Chronicler's message is one in all desire. via 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 the fact that Adam. it's the iteration to whom the jubilee of go back to the land via a wonderfully enabled obedience to Torah, and therefore the recovery of the primal perfect of the human race, is announced.

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Again a word is used that is of central significance in C's presentation: 'storehouses'. It is the storehouses in the Temple that provide the index of Israel's fulfilment of its obligations towards God (cf. 1 Chron. 26); the royal storehouses can be held to discharge an analogous function with regard to the people's fulfilment of their obligations towards God's representative on earth, the Davidic king (cf. 1 Chron. 25). The weapons listed are 'shields and spears', the basic items of the infantryman's defensive and offensive armour (cf.

But, laid up in Temple and palace as the tribute and tokens of recognition paid by the leaders of the nations of the world to Solomon, they acknowledge God's status as the overlord of the nations of the world and their status as his vassals; the shields become the symbols of the peace on earth imposed by the LORD as the sovereign over all. Their 2 Chronicles 10-12 45 removal thus symbolizes the rejection of this claim to sovereignty, subordination and the taking over of this claim by the gods of the victorious Egyptians.

41, one of the key passages on ma'al: it marks the first step on the costly road back towards rehabilitation (see 2 Chronicles 10-12 43 on 2 Chron. 14). The sentence is only mitigated: 'I will not destroy them' uses the techical term for God's punitive action in the 'negative Passover' after David's presumptuous census in 1 Chron. 12, 15; 'I will allow a few of them to survive as a remnant'. What that few is, is defined in the next phrase, 'my fury will not be poured out on Jerusalem' (though ultimately it will be, 2 Chron.

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