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Bibil Identifier bibil:212919
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) 1 & 2 Kronieke as ’n magsteks
Author Geyser, A.B.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language Afrikaans
Pages 473-500 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study compares Chronicles with its source documents. It is obvious that the authors of Chronicles omitted certain parts of the source documents on the other hand on the other emphasized certain aspects with a specific purpose. The result is that the Southern kingdom receives a positive evaluation, while the Northern kingdom is described in a negative light. David is presented as the ideal king and in contrast to Exodus is credited as the founder of the religious cult. The cult in Jerusalem is legitimized and proclaimed as the only true religion. In so doing the books of Chronicles without a doubt secured and legitimized the position and actions of the temple personnel. As long as the temple existed it functioned as a discourse of power within this community. As a discourse of power, it set boundaries and excluded different groups that were traditionally part of the people of YHWH. The destruction of the temple though, disempowered this text and opened up the way for it to become part of the Hebrew canon.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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