First and Second Chronicles: A Backward Glance

The lecture investigates the content of the book of Chronicles by means of a threefold division, namely from Adam to the restoration from Babylon (1 Chron 1,1-9,44), the reigns of David and Solomon (1 Chron 10,1-2 Chron 9,31) and from Rehoboam to the restoration from Babylon. Key themes and the place of the book in the canon are also probed.