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War in chronicles: temple faithfulness and Israel's place in the land

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This thesis contends that the Chronicler includes many episodes of war in his retelling of Israel’s monarchic history to demonstrate the benefits and consequences of temple faithfulness. Several scholars have long pointed out the Chronicler’s reworking of texts in Samuel-Kings to show that Yahweh rewards the good and punishes the wicked (i.e. retribution theology). Some recent scholars, however, have put forward several exceptions to this rule. The analysis of passages in this thesis demon...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:1e2d7227-5929-4a80-a690-a2005b98ee3f
Local pid:
ora:9596
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English
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