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Book of 1-2 Chronicles
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The last two books of the Hebrew Bible. Tells the history of Israel from the beginning of the world until the beginning of the postexilic period. Main focus is on the monarchical period of Israel’s history.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chronicles, First and Second Book of
Chronicles, First and Second Books of The last two books of the Hebrew Bible. Tells the history of Israel from the beginning of the world until the beginning of the postexilic period. Main focus is on the monarchical period of Israel’s history.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chronicles, Book of 1–2
CHRONICLES, BOOK OF 1-2. Final books in the third major division (Hagiographa, Sacred Writings) of the Hebrew Bible. Its position in English Versions derives from the LXX, where it is placed between Kingdoms and Ezra-Nehemiah.A. NameB. CanonicityC. Extent of the Book1. Relationship to Ezra-Nehemiah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chronicles, Books of First and Second
Chronicles, Books of First and Second. Two OT books, historical records of King David and his successors in the land of Judah. The Books of Chronicles are among the most neglected books in the Bible, partly because most of the material can be found in Samuel, Kings, or elsewhere in the OT. Fourteen chapters
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chronicles, Books of First and Second
CHRONICLES, BOOKS OF FIRST AND SECONDTwo OT books, historical records of King David and his successors in the land of Judah. The books of Chronicles are among the most neglected books in the Bible, partly because most of the material can be found in Samuel, Kings, or elsewhere in the OT. Fourteen chapters
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chronicles, First and Second Books Of
Chronicles, First and Second Books of, two books that were originally one volume, known as “Chronicles.” In the Writings section, or Ketuvim, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), this book is preceded by Ezra and Nehemiah and stands as the last book of the Bible. In the Christian ot, the work is separated into
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chronicles, Books of (Writing)
CHRONICLES, BOOKS OF. In the Heb. Bible Chronicles is called dibrê hay-yāmı̂m, “the words (affairs) of the days,” meaning “the annals” (cf. 1 Chr 27:24). Other annals (now lost) are referred to in Kings (e.g., 1 Kgs 14:19, 29); but they cannot be our present I and II Chronicles, which were written
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chronicles, Books Of
Chronicles, Books ofLike many other biblical books, Chronicles is anonymous and untitled. The name ascribed to the book by the early rabbis, “the book of the events of the days” (sēp̱er diḇrê hayyāmɩ̂m), indicates that they viewed Chronicles as a book about past events—a history. The name given
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Chronicles, Books Of
CHRONICLES, BOOKS OF Two of the Historical Books of the Old Testament that together summarize biblical history from Creation to the end of the Babylonian Exile. The account, which gives its primary attention to the Israelite monarchy, is a collection of historical traditions interpreted to present an
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chronicles First and Second Books of
Chron´icles, First and Second Books of, the name originally given to the record made by the appointed historiographers in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. In the LXX these books are called Paralipomena (i.e., things omitted), which is understood as meaning that they are supplementary to the books of
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