About this book
The study of the Books of Chronicles has focused in the past mainly on its literary relationship to Historical Books such as Samuel and Kings. Less attention was payed to its possible relationships to the priestly literature. Against this backdrop, this volume aims to examine the literary and socio-historical relationship between the Books of Chronicles and the priestly literature (in the Pentateuch and in Ezekiel).
Since Chronicles and Pentateuch (and also Ezekiel) studies have been regarded as separate fields of study, we invited experts from both fields in order to open a space for fruitful discussions with each other. The contributions deal with connections and interactions between specific texts, ideas, and socio-historical contexts of the literary works, as well as with broad observations of the relationship between them.
V Table of Contents
Part 1 Consonance and Dissonance
The Book of Chronicles through the Ages: A Cinderella or a Sleeping Beauty?
I Consonance, Continuity, and Mutual Influence
Theocratic Reworking in the Pentateuch
Proto-Chronistic Features in the Late Priestly Layers of Numbers and Their Reception in Chronicles
53 Numbers and Chronicles: Close Relatives 2
79 נפשׁשׁ אדם and the Associations of 1 Chronicles 5 in the Hebrew Bible
II Dissonance, Discontinuity, and Alteration
The High Priest in Chronicles and in the Priestly Traditions of the Pentateuch
127 The Tribes of Israel in Ezekiel and Chronicles
158 Sacrifices in Chronicles: How Priestly Are They?
Esias E. Meyer
Part 2 Interpreting the Consonance and Dissonance
III Inclusive Reception and Creative Interpretation
Scribes in the Post-Exilic Temple: A Social Perspective
Lester L. Grabbe
201 Atonement, Sacred Space and Ritual Time: The Chronicler as Reader of Priestly Pentateuchal Narrative
Benjamin D. Giffone
221 Grundgeschichte und Chronik – Kontinuität und Diskontinuität in Altisraels Geschichtsschreibung
244 Conversational Implicatures in the Book of Chronicles
257 Levites of Memory in Chronicles and Some Considerations about Historical Levites in Late-Persian Yehud
Ehud Ben Zvi
IV Ideological Conflicts and Scribal Debates
Genealogies as Tools: The Case of P and Chronicles
307 David in the role of a second Moses – The revelation of the temple-model (tabnît) in 1 Chronicles 28
322 The righteousness of the Levites in Chronicles and Ezekiel
337 The Levites and Idolatry: A Scribal Debate in Ezekiel 44 and Chronicles
V Ezra-Nehemiah: Between P and Chronicles
The Role of Priests and Levites in the Composition of Ezra-Nehemiah: Some Points for Consideration
377 Levites, Holiness and Late Achaemenid / Early Hellenistic Literature Formation: Where does Ezra-Nehemiah fit into the Discourse?
Louis C. Jonker
391 Index of Sources
417 Index of Modern Authors
421 Subject Index