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Title: Theology, History and Archaeology in the Chronicler's Account of Hezekiah
Author: Vaughn, Andrew G
Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 1999
Paperback; ISBN: 9780788505942
Volumes: 1; Pages: 264
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The Chronicler's treatment of Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 29-32 is an excellent place to test the relationship of extrabiblical historical data to an interpretation of Chronicles. This study argues that the consistency between the Chronicler's detailed account of Hezekiah's economic buildup and civil power and the known extrabiblical historical data must be addressed. It integrates archaeological and epigraphic study with a focused reading of Chronicles and shows that traditions or remembrances that were historically accurate were utilized in constructing the Chronicler's ideological message. Even while presenting an ideologically laden message to the postexilic community, the Chronicler was still concerned with the writing of history.