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2 Chronicles (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 15 | WBC)

, 1987
ISBN: 9781418503635

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Study the literary structure, the Chroniclers use of other Old Testament books, the narratives, geo-political context, and textual witnesses of 2 Chronicles. Dillard’s lucid writing and careful study—solidly based on his familiarity with ancient languages secondary literature—make his volume on 2 Chronicles an invaluable resource for the preacher, teacher, and serious student. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.

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  • Incorporates Greek and Hebrew resources for in-depth research
  • Contains author translations
  • Includes Greek and Hebrew text throughout; Hebrew also transliterated

Top Highlights

“In contrast the Chronicler is rarely willing simply to report an incident without providing the inciting rationale.” (Page 78)

“Three essentials for the faith of the restoration community are articulated: the true God, the teaching priest, and the torah (15:3).” (Page 120)

“c. Solomon and Huram-abi as the new Bezalel and Oholiab.” (Page 4)

“Since 2 Chr 7:14 announced a program for Israel’s future, the Chronicler concentrates on the period after the schism. Of the twenty-six chapters devoted to this period, about half of the material is unique to the Chronicler, without parallel in Kings; the vast majority of this nonsynoptic material is directly in the service of retribution theology as the Chronicler seeks to provide the theological rationale for the events he narrates.” (Page 78)

“Concluding the narrative with these two verses highlights the hopefulness already intimated in 36:20–21 and directs the reader to the continuation of the narrative in Ezra. The book ends with a new exodus at hand: not because God forced the hand of a reluctant Pharaoh, but because he moved the heart of a Persian king. The people of God will again go free and build a sanctuary.” (Page 302)

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Contributors—all of whom rank among the leading Christian scholars of the English-speaking world—write authoritatively on the portions of Scripture in which they specialize. This collection also includes an enviable scholar’s array of Bible translations and Greek and Hebrew resources for in-depth research.

Overview of Word Biblical Commentary | WBC Organization

  • Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.

Each section of the commentary includes:

  • Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.
  • Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.
  • Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.
  • Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.
  • Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.
  • Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.
  • General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.
  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 15: 2 Chronicles
  • Author: Raymond B. Dillard
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 15
  • Publisher: Word
  • Print Publication Date: 1987
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 323
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. O.T. 2 Chronicles › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503635, 1418503630
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.19.1
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-28T20:01:44Z

Raymond B. Dillard is professor of Old Testament language and literature at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He served as editor, translator, and consultant for the New International Version, Old Testament. He is the author of Faith in the Face of Apostasy: The Gospel According to Elijah and Elisha and coauthor with Tremper Longman of Introduction to the Old Testament.


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