For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
The books of Chronicles have had a checkered past. Neglected for many years under the unfortunate name paraleipomenon or “things omitted,” meant that they occupied a subordinate position in the scriptures until the fourth century A.D. when the title “A Chronicle of the whole of Sacred History” was suggested instead. This has since been shortened to Chronicles and the rest is, literally, history.
Probably penned by Ezra, Chronicles is a selective history of the Jews encouraging them to trust that God is intimately involved in their story. Written at a time when the Jews were newly out of captivity and with their capital city in ruins, Chronicles assures them of God's faithfulness. If they would obey and serve him then his people would still enjoy his blessing.
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“and he failed to seek God properly in his hour of need.” (Page 35)
“The Book of Chronicles was written to encourage the Israelites who had returned to Judah after seventy years of captivity in Babylon. They had returned to their homeland with high hopes. On seeing the devastation of their cities and homes their spirits were crushed. The Temple was in ruins and their fields were uncultivated. And perhaps uppermost in their minds was the nagging fear that God had forsaken them.” (Page 7)
“Chronicler assured them of God’s faithfulness to His word.” (Page 7)
“Sharing the vision (13:1–4). David began to unify the people by consulting the leaders (13:1). We read: ‘And David consulted with the captains of thousands and of hundreds, even with every leader.’ His good intentions and vision of a united Israel, with God in the midst of His people, were matched by his candid proposal. But when did he talk with the leaders? And when would he have had the opportunity to lay the entire matter before ‘all the congregation of Israel’?” (Page 153)
“Word. He explained to them the reason for the exile and assured them of the Lord’s continued involvement in their lives.8 He also sought to encourage them in the pursuit of godliness in spite of their circumstances. While the monarchy might no longer be in effect, the theocracy was.” (Page 13)
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