A Commentary (Hermeneia: A Critical & Historical Commentary on the Bible)
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 messagewhat it meant to live faithfully, to participate in temple and worship life, in the absence of political independence.
Fortress Press, 9780800661014, 592pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2012