Hope for the Restoration of the Davidic Kingdom in the light of the Davidic Covenant in Chronicles

Author: Hwang, Sunwoo
Year:2014
Pages:256
ISBN:0-7734-4266-9
978-0-7734-4266-5
Price:199.95
A fresh investigation of all the texts of the Davidic covenant appearing in the book of Chronicles. The focus of this study is to examine the texts in an effort to understand why the Chronicler’s view emphasized a hope of a postexilic restoration of the Davidic kingdom, rather than being content with the construction of the Temple and the revival of cultic sacrifices. This is an outstanding definitive work on this on-going theologically divisive subject.

Reviews

“This work deserves to be read by OT scholars who specialize on the book of Chronicles, but also more generally by academics who teach the Second Temple Period.”
-Dr. Timothy H. Lim,
Professor of Hebrew Bible & Second Temple Judaism,
University of Edinburgh


Table of Contents

Abstract
Foreword by Timothy H. Lim
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
I. Introduction
1. A Problem
2. Review of previous Scholarship
II. The Davidic Covenant in 1 Chr 17:1-27
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Further Issues
III. The Davidic Covenant in 1 Chr 22:7-13
1. Setting
2. Textual Comparison
3. Further Issues
4. Conclusion
IV. The Davidic Covenant in 1 Chr 28:2-10
1. Setting
2. Textual Comparison
3. Further Issues
4. Conclusion
V. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 1:8-10.
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Conclusion
VI. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 6:3-17, 40-42
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Further Issue: Identification of the Promises
4. Conclusion
VII. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 7:17-22
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Conclusion
VIII. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 13:1-22
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Further Issues
4. Conclusion
IX. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 21:2-7
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Conclusion
X. The Davidic Covenant in 2 Chr 23:1-3
1. Setting
2. Synoptic Comparison
3. Conclusion
XI. Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography