oa Journal for Semitics - Die Kronis se perspektief van God in 1 en 2 Kronieke

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471



The premise of this paper is that the author of 1 and 2 Chronicles (hereafter referred to as ""the Chronicler"") based his perception of the quintessence of God on his understanding of certain traditions in the Old Testament. He could, therefore, be descriptionbed as a traditionalist who interpreted and adapted well-known traditions concerning the history of Israel, especially that of the Southern Kingdom and the Davidic dynasty to portray his view of one people, one land, ruled by one God - in other words, a theocracy which he regarded as the only polity that could effect a complete restoration of all levels of society. According to this hypothesis, the Chronicler regarded a theocracy as consisting of two core or main components: the God who rules his people and the people ruled by their God. The people as the changeable component of this theocratic relationship, while God, on the other hand, is the unchangeable component, the universal creator and ruler, God of the sabbath, the covenant and of his chosen people.

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