Item description for 2 Chronicles by John Jarick...
Across the pages of 2 Chronicles a colourful cast of characters passes in breathless parade before the reader. The tales of the kings of Judah are told in sequence, from Rehoboam 'the Enlarger' (who on the contrary shrinks the kingdom) to Zedekiah 'the Righteous' (who equally contrariwise profanes the divine name). These motley monarchs are preceded by the unparalleled King Solomon of All Israel and succeeded by the imperial King Cyrus of Persia, and all the while the tellers of the tales weave an insistent ideological thread through the fabric of their stories. John Jarick's reading of Chronicles brings out the fascination and discomfort of handling an ancient scroll that presents itself as the authoritative account of how things were and how they ought to be.
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More About John Jarick
John Jarick is Lecturer in Old Testament at the University of Oxford.
John Jarick has published or released items in the following series...
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Septuagint and Cognate Studies Series
Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Series