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The Chronicler as historian [electronic resource] / [edited by] M. Patrick Graham, Kenneth G. Hoglund and Steven L. McKenzie.

Contributor(s): Graham, M. Patrick (Matt Patrick), 1950- | Hoglund, Kenneth G | McKenzie, Steven L, 1953- | Dillard, Raymond B. (Raymond Bryan), 1944-1993 | Society of Biblical Literature. Meeting (1994 : Chicago, Ill.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 238.Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (336 p.) : port.ISBN: 9780567327543 (electronic bk.); 056732754X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Chronicles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses | Bible. Chronicles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Chronicles -- Historiography | Dillard, Raymond B | Bible. A.T. Chroniques -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | R�ecits bibliques | Histoire militaire dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Kronieken (bijbelboeken) | GeschiedschrijvingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chronicler as historian.DDC classification: 222/.606 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / M. Patrick Graham, Kenneth G. Hoglund, Steven L. McKenzie -- Raymond B. Dillard, 1944-1993 : in memoriam / Tremper Longman III and Alan Groves -- The chronicler as historian : a comparativist perspective / Kenneth G. Hoglund -- The chronicler and his sources : historical and geographical / Anson F. Rainey -- Was the chronicler a historian? / Isaac Kalimi -- 1 Chronicles 1-9 and the reconstruction of the history of Israel : thoughts on the use of genealogical data in Chronicles in the reconstruction of the history of Israel / Roddy L. Braun -- Non-synoptic chronological references in the Books of Chronicles / William H. Barnes -- The chronicler as a historian : building texts / Ehud Ben Zvi -- The fight for peace : narrative and history in the battle accounts in Chronicles / John W. Wright -- History and historiography : the royal reforms / Gary N. Knoppers -- Prophets and prophecy in the Books of Chronicles / William M. Schniedewind -- The chronicler's speeches and historical reconstruction / Mark A. Throntveit -- 'You can't pray a lie' : truth and fiction in the prayers of Chronicles / Samuel E. Balentine -- How many in a thousand? / Ralph W. Klein --The chronicler's account of Solomon's Temple-building : a continuity theme / John Van Seters -- Joash of Judah according to Josephus / Christopher T. Begg.
Summary: This volume of essays, dedicated to the late Raymond B. Dillard, addresses the question, 'Was the Chronicler a Historian?' It includes profiles of the diverse kinds of material found in Chronicles, and assesses their value for the reconstruction of the history of ancient Israel. This collection represents the best of recent scholarship on a subject that is generating intense discussion in biblical research.
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"This collection of fourteen essays has its roots in the work of the Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section of the Society of Biblical Literature. The committee ... chose the topic, 'Was the chronicler a historian?', for the section's theme session at the 1994 annual meeting of the SBL."--Introd.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction / M. Patrick Graham, Kenneth G. Hoglund, Steven L. McKenzie -- Raymond B. Dillard, 1944-1993 : in memoriam / Tremper Longman III and Alan Groves -- The chronicler as historian : a comparativist perspective / Kenneth G. Hoglund -- The chronicler and his sources : historical and geographical / Anson F. Rainey -- Was the chronicler a historian? / Isaac Kalimi -- 1 Chronicles 1-9 and the reconstruction of the history of Israel : thoughts on the use of genealogical data in Chronicles in the reconstruction of the history of Israel / Roddy L. Braun -- Non-synoptic chronological references in the Books of Chronicles / William H. Barnes -- The chronicler as a historian : building texts / Ehud Ben Zvi -- The fight for peace : narrative and history in the battle accounts in Chronicles / John W. Wright -- History and historiography : the royal reforms / Gary N. Knoppers -- Prophets and prophecy in the Books of Chronicles / William M. Schniedewind -- The chronicler's speeches and historical reconstruction / Mark A. Throntveit -- 'You can't pray a lie' : truth and fiction in the prayers of Chronicles / Samuel E. Balentine -- How many in a thousand? / Ralph W. Klein --The chronicler's account of Solomon's Temple-building : a continuity theme / John Van Seters -- Joash of Judah according to Josephus / Christopher T. Begg.

This volume of essays, dedicated to the late Raymond B. Dillard, addresses the question, 'Was the Chronicler a Historian?' It includes profiles of the diverse kinds of material found in Chronicles, and assesses their value for the reconstruction of the history of ancient Israel. This collection represents the best of recent scholarship on a subject that is generating intense discussion in biblical research.

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