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Rewriting Biblical History

Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes

Ed. by Corley, Jeremy / Grol, Harm van

Series:Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 7

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    May 2011
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    Old Testament texts frequently offer a theological view of history. This is very evident in the Books of Chronicles and in the final section of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus). Today there is renewed interest in both these works as significant theological and cultural Jewish documents from the centuries before Jesus. Both Chronicles and Ben Sira aim to recreate a national identity centered on temple piety. Some chapters in this volume consider the portrayal of Israelite kings like David, Hezekiah, and Josiah, while others deal with prophets like Samuel and Elijah.

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    Approx. xx, 390 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Old Testament; Ben Sira; Ecclesiasticus; Books of Chronicles

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    Jeremy Corley, University of Durham, UK; Harm van Grol, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

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