This volume, now reprinted in paperback, was the first of McKenzie's publications on the work of the biblical Chronicler. Twenty years later, McKenzie has added many more articles and a number of books to the corpus of his work on the topic, and he has come to be known as one of the leading figures in Chronicles studies. But the original volume retains its value, due to the careful study that McKenzie made of the relationship between the Chronicler's historical approach, methodology, and use of materials and the information found in the Deuteronomistic History. The detailed, text-by-text comparison of key passages and the conclusions that McKenzie draws thus remain important for all who continue to work on the history and historical writings of the exilic and postexilic periods of Israel's history.
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