I Want to Know More, second week of July, 2024

On this week’s podcast, we look at how different the perspectives of the books of the Chronicles and the books of Samuel and Kings are based on evidence found within the books themselves. The compiler of the Chronicles had a post-captivity perspective that comes across in the tone of the books of Chronicles, while the compiler of the books of Samuel and Kings very likely had either a pre-captivity or early during-captivity perspective, and that perspective affects the tone. The books of Samuel deal at length with David’s sin and its consequences; the books of the Kings deal at length with the divided kingdom, which is the major consequence of Solomon’s sin. But the books of Chronicles have a tone of hope not present in the books of Samuel and Kings; a hope for a future that includes a new temple.