A Handbook on 1-2 Chronicles, Volumes 1 & 2 is part of the UBS Handbook Series. This is a series of “Helps for Translators” that present each book of the Bible from the unique perspective of Bible translators. The authors of this Handbook provide a brief historical background to the two books and the world that the books represent. They offer an outline of 1-2 Chronicles that views them as a single document that is presented as two separate books in our Bibles today. The authors discuss the features of the books that the translator needs to be aware of in approaching the task of translation. Textual, exegetical, cultural and linguistic information is provided, and suggestions are made for choices that translators will need to make.
“‘there, in the midst of the assembly, the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel …’” (Page 1064)
“They were capable of evaluating the situation and deciding how the Israelites should behave’ (itcl) and ‘these leaders knew the right time to do what needed to be done’ (cev). gecl similarly says ‘they knew the need of the moment and knew what Israel had to do.’” (Page 346)
“the writer of 1-2 Chronicles has rewritten Israel’s history for theological reasons.” (Page 6)
“to provide lessons for the people of his time drawn from the history of his people” (Pages 6–7)