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Title: Rewriting Biblical History: Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes
Author: Corley, Jeremy
Additional Authors or Contributors: Harm van Grol (eds)
Publisher: De Gruyter; Publication Date: 2011
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783110240931
Volumes: 1; Pages: xx, 390
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Old Testament texts frequently offer a theological view of history. This is very evident in the Books of Chronicles and in the final section of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus). Today there is renewed interest in both these works as significant theological and cultural Jewish documents from the centuries before Jesus. Both Chronicles and Ben Sira aim to recreate a national identity centered on temple piety. Some chapters in this volume consider the portrayal of Israelite kings like David, Hezekiah, and Josiah, while others deal with prophets like Samuel and Elijah.