Raney, Donald C.
About the author: Donald C. Raney II received his PhD in Old Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught at Southwestern Seminary, Texas Christian University and Mid-America Bible College, and has served as campus minister at two Philadelphia universities.2003 0-7734-6783-1
It has long been recognized that, though they describe the same period of Israel’s history, the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles do so in quite different ways due to the different theological perspectives and purposes of their respective writers. This is the first systematic comparative study into the theological concerns of each writer as demonstrated through their respective portrayal of the Davidic monarchy. It defines briefly ancient Israelite historiographical methods in relation to both the Ancient Near Eastern context and modern theories concerning the writing of history. The majority of the work then presents a comparative analysis of the portrayal of select Davidic kings. The final chapter offers a description of the overall historiographical methods and theological concerns of both the Deuteronomist and the Chronicler, as well as an evaluation for the relative value of each account for a modern reconstruction of the history of the Davidic monarchy.