Retribution and eschatology in Chronicles /

The Jews who returned from exile in Babylonia to Jerusalem and Judah faced difficult and straitened times, in which the bright hopes of the Restoration had faded. The Chronicler wrote his history partly to encourage his community to have faith in God's ancient promises to David, that better thi...

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Main Author: Kelly, Brian E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1996.
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 211.
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Summary:The Jews who returned from exile in Babylonia to Jerusalem and Judah faced difficult and straitened times, in which the bright hopes of the Restoration had faded. The Chronicler wrote his history partly to encourage his community to have faith in God's ancient promises to David, that better things would come to a penitent people. Although not often recognized as such, the books of Chronicles belong to the mainstream of biblical teaching on divine grace and hope, as the present study shows by analysing its themes of reward and punishment, and its teaching on the future. It differs significantly.
Physical Description:1 online resource (279 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-260) and indexes.
ISBN:9780567637796
0567637794