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Bibil Identifier bibil:246303
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Chronicler's Code: The Rise and Fall of Judah's Army in the Book of Chronicles
Author Klein, Neriah
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 17)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 20 pages online
Abstract This article focuses on the numbers given in the book of Chronicles for the armies of the Judean kings, with an emphasis on the sequence of the first four kings of Judah. It argues that these numbers were inserted by the Chronicler according to a clear and systematic pattern. Specifically, they are used as a literary device to express a pattern of changes in royal power, in which power increased from the time of Rehoboam's reign until Jehoshaphat, before gradually decreasing until the reign of Ahaz.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2017.v17.a3
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Army
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : From the Separation to about the 8th cent. : Judah (from the schism to Amaziah 782)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Numbers
Pericopes 2 Chronicles 10-28
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