[b-hebrew] Kings v's Chronicles

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Thu Aug 4 20:15:04 EDT 2005


On Thursday, August 4, 2005, at 06:28  PM, Dora Smith wrote:

> I'm a little hazy on the details, but I think one was a nothern 
> perspective
> and one was a southern perspective.

That, I think was Richard Eliot Friedman's take on it, I think. Don't 
make me swear to it. Maybe someone else can clarify that. I would tend 
to think that, where that so, there would be more of a sense of a hatred 
of Solomon in the northern texts, yes?
>
> As I recall, that view does overlook the complexity of the books of 
> Samuel,
> which tells teh same story twice from two contradictory perspectives,  
> but
> maybe it's history is different altogether!
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
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>>
>> Recent discussion have made think about a question I have always had
>> but never aired:
>>
>> Why did the chronicler feel the need to rerecord past history?
>> Does chronicles bring any benefit that we didn't already have with
> Samuel/Kings?
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Best Salaams,

R. Brian Roberts
Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology




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