Louis Jonker’s commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles is the newest volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series. This user-friendly series helps readers navigate the Bible’s sometimes-difficult terrain. These volumes offer academic research in an accessible way, breaking down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the texts’ power and meaning become clear to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. In this commentary, Jonker reads 1 and 2 Chronicles as literature that negotiates a new socioreligious identity in a period of political transition.
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Louis C. Jonker is professor of Old Testament at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has researched as a fellow of the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation at the University of Tübingen on numerous occasions. In his research on Second Temple Judaic literature, he focuses on the relationship between history-writing and identity negotiation. He has edited various volumes on this topic and published extensively on the biblical books of Chronicles.