Bestselling author and theologian Scott Hahn views the author of Chronicles as the first biblical theologian. Chronicles offers the first attempt to understand and interpret the entire sweep of Old Testament history from the creation of the world to the Israelites' return from exile. This commentary presents 1-2 Chronicles as a liturgical and theological interpretation of Israel's history. Hahn emphasizes the liturgical structure and content of Chronicles and provides fresh insight on salvation history: past, present, and future. He also shows how Chronicles provides important insights into key New Testament concepts. The book gives professors, students, and pastors a better understanding of Chronicles, salvation history, and theological interpretation of the Old Testament.
Scott W. Hahn (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of Scripture and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, and holds the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary. Founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, he is the author of over twenty books, including Covenant and Communion, The Lamb's Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Kinship by Covenant, and coauthor of Rome Sweet Home. Hahn is also the general editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology.
"Now the Records Are Ancient": An Introduction to Chronicles 1 Chronicles 1. Chronicle of All Divine History: A Genealogy of Grace in a Time of Exile and Restoration (1 Chr. 1-9) 2. Highly Exalted for the Sake of His People Israel: The Rise of David and His Kingdom (1 Chr. 10-16) 3. His Throne Shall be Established Forever: God's Covenant with King David (1 Chr. 17) 4. God Gives Rest to His People: The Beginnings of the Temple-Kingdom Age (1 Chr. 18-29) 2 Chronicles 5. Liturgy and Empire: Theocracy in the Temple Age (2 Chr. 1-9) 6. In Rebellion Since That Day: After the House of David Is Divided (2 Chr. 10-28) 7. Exile and Return: The Fall and Rise of the Kingdom (2 Chr. 29-36) Indexes