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Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series: 1 and 2 Chronicles (FOTL)
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Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series: 1 and 2 Chronicles (FOTL)


Eerdmans 1989

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In his introduction De Vries sketches the canonical setting of the books of Chronicles, especially in relation with Ezra-Nehemiah, and then discusses the redacted and original versions of Chronicles. He describes Chronicles as genealogical and narrative history that tells who/what ideal Israel is, how it has suffered by its unfaithfulness, and how it will remain true Israel by trusting in God.

Praise for the Print Edition

S. J. De Vries’s form-critical analysis of 1 and 2 Chronicles is a thoroughly competent treatment of this difficult and much-neglected portion of the Old Testament. The writer’s well-balanced, solid treatment provides a most reliable guide through much unchartered territory and will be welcomed by all serious students of the Bible.

—Brevard Childs, Yale University

Based on impeccable erudition and written with the flair of a pioneer enamored of the landscape, this form-analytical and genre-setting commentary restores to Chronicles the oft-neglected appeal of an unlikely subject: the marriage of genealogy with temple music and splendor for the sake of an ideal Israel.

—Samuel Terrien, Union Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series: 1 and 2 Chronicles (FOTL)
  • Author: Simon J. De Vries
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 455

About Simon J. De Vries

Simon J. De Vries is Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. His previous books include Prophet against Prophet and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Time and History in the Old Testament.

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