This volume completes Ralph Klein’s magisterial commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles. Klein incorporates the breakthroughs of the last half-century of research. He shows that the chronicler used a text of Kings significantly different from the Masoretic Text; argues that the chronicler’s departures from the historical picture of Kings result from a distinctive theological agenda for fourth-century Judah; and explores the contours of that message—what it meant to live faithfully, to participate in temple and worship life, in the absence of political independence.
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Ralph W. Klein is Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor of Old Testament and Editor since 1974 of Currents in Theology and Mission, at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His published books include Textual Criticism of the Old Testament and Israel in Exile; a commentary on 1 Samuel in the Word Biblical Commentary; and the commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah in the New Interpreter’s Bible.
Paul D. Hanson, editor, is the Florence Corliss Lamont Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of numerous works including The Dawn of Apocalyptic and The People Called.