A Primer of the Bible by William Henry BennettA Primer of the Bible by William Henry Bennett

A Primer of the Bible

byWilliam Henry Bennett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 Excerpt: ...are mostly, if not wholly, sections of the former.2 It is generally held that the "Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel" is neither our Book of Kings nor the "Chronicles" used by the author of the latter, but a midrash or expanded edition of Kings produced between the Exile and the composition of Chronicles. This midrash had borrowed extensively from Samuel and Kings, and Chronicles borrows afresh. The Chronicler's narrative begins with David; the earlier period is simply represented by genealogies. As the Chronicler shows the greatest reverence for the Pentateuch, he probably intended his work to be a continuation of Joshua, the interval between Joshua and David being ignored as a profane period when the Law was not observed. To a great extent Chronicles merely reproduced its sources; it omits, as far as possible, everything discreditable to David, Solomon and the righteous kings of Judah, and altogether ignores the northern kingdom, not because the Chronicler is merely writing a history of Judah, but because the northern kingdom was not regarded as part of the true Israel. There is scarcely any reference to Elijah and Elisha. The Chronicler's additions represent the righteous kings as absorbed in the observance of the ritual of the Priestly Code, in the Temple and its sacrifices, in the Passover and other festivals, and especially in the musical arrangement of the Temple and the organisation of the Levites. Thus Chronicles represents the late post-exilic theory of the Jewish monarchy, according to which the good kings 1 Cf. 2 Chron. xvi. II, xxvii. 7, xxxiii. 18. 2 Chron. xx. 34, xxxii. 32. scrupulously observed the laws of the Pentateuch. The great interest shown in the Levites, especially in the Temple-choir and porters, suggests th...
Title:A Primer of the BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217155782

ISBN - 13:9780217155786