Category Archives: I Chronicles

Book Write-Up: A Commentary on 1&2 Chronicles, by Eugene H. Merrill

Eugene H. Merrill.  A Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Eugene H. Merrill is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has degrees from Bob … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 11

I have three items for my blog post today about II Chronicles 11: 1.  v 15 states regarding King Jeroboam of Northern Israel (in the KJV): “And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 8

I have two items for my blog post today about II Chronicles 8. 1.  II Chronicles 8:1-2 states in the NRSV: “At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 6

In II Chronicles 6, King Solomon is dedicating the newly-built Temple. In vv 4-6, we read (in the KJV): 4 And [Solomon] said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath with his hands fulfilled that which he spake … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 29

In  I Chronicles 29, King David encourages leaders in Israel to support his successor, Solomon, in the task of constructing the Temple, and to donate materials to the project, as David did. I generally listen to sermons about the chapter … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 28

I have four items for my blog post on I Chronicles 28. 1.   David summoned the princes, captains, valiant men, and officers of Israel, as well as his stewards and the stewards of his son.  In I Chronicles 28:2, he … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 27

I Chronicles 27:5-6 states (in the KJV): “The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.  This is that Benaiah, who … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 26

Here are some thoughts about I Chronicles 26: 1.  I Chronicles 26 talks a lot about gatekeepers to the Temple, or sanctuary.  Obed-Edom’s sons are said to be mighty men of valor (v 6), strong (v 7), and able (v … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 25

Heman’s sons sang and prophesied with musical instruments at the sanctuary.  Psalm 88 is attributed to Heman. What catches a number of scholars’ attention is I Chronicles 24:4, which lists the sons of Heman: “Of Heman: the sons of Heman; … Continue reading

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I Chronicles 24

I Chronicles 24 is about the twenty-four courses of priests who would officiate in the Temple.  They were descended either from Aaron’s son Eleazar or Aaron’s son Ithamar.  These twenty-four courses would rotate their service, with each officiating at specific … Continue reading

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