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What Was Authoritative for Chronicles?

by Ehud Ben Zvi and Diana V Edelman Eisenbrauns
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The essays published here are revised versions of papers presented in 2008 and 2009 in the section devoted to Israel and the Production and Reception of Authoritative Books in the Persian and Hellenistic Period at the annual meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies. The various contributors explore what was authoritative for Chronicles and what authoritative might have meant for the Chronicler from different perspectives.

The volume includes chapters by Yairah Amit, Joseph Blenkinsopp, David J. Chalcraft, Philip R. Davies, David A. Glatt-Gilad, Louis Jonker, Mark Leuchter, Ingeborg Löwisch, Lynette Mitchell, Steven J. Schweitzer, Amber K. Warhurst, and the two editors, Diana V. Edelman, and Ehud Ben Zvi.

This volume will be of particular interest to scholars and students of biblical literature and all who are interested in ancient Israelite historiography, in Chronicles, in the intellectual history of Israel in the Persian/early Hellenistic period, and in issues of biblical proto-canonicity, authority, and criticism.

Introduction Ehud Ben Zvi

One Size Does Not Fit All: Observations on the Different Ways That Chronicles Dealt with the Authoritative Literature of Its Time Ehud Ben Zvi

Judging a Book by Its Citations: Sources and Authority in Chronicles Steven J. Schweitzer

Chronicles as Consensus Literature David A. Glatt-Gilad

Chronicles and the Definition of “Israel” Philip R. Davies

Ideology and Utopia in 1–2 Chronicles Joseph Blenkinsopp

Cracks in the Male Mirror: References to Women as Challenges to Patrilinear Authority in the Genealogies of Judah Ingeborg Löwisch

Araunah’s Threshing Floor: A Lesson in Shaping Historical Memory Yairah Amit

The Chronicler and the Prophets: Who Were His Authoritative Sources? Louis Jonker

The Chronicler’s Use of the Prophets Amber K. Warhurst

Rethinking the “Jeremiah” Doublet in Ezra–Nehemiah and Chronicles Mark Leuchter

Sociology and the Book of Chronicles: Risk, Ontological Security, Moral Panics, and Types of Narrative David J. Chalcraft

Chronicles and Local Greek Histories Diana Edelman and Lynette Mitchell