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Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles

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ISBN-10: 3161521110

ISBN-13: 9783161521119

Edition: 2014

Authors: Matthew Lynch

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Matthew Lynch examines ways that the one God became known and experienced through institutions according to the book of Chronicles. Chronicles recasts Israel's earlier histories from the vantage point of vigorous commitments to the temple and its supporting institutions (the priesthood and royal house), and draws out the numerous ways that those institutions mediate divine power and inspire national unity. By understanding and participating in the reestablishment of these institutions, Chronicles suggests that post-exilic Judeans could reconnect to the powerful God of the past despite the appallingly impoverished state of post-exilic life. However, Chronicles contends that God was not…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.06" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English