1 Chronicles (Word Biblical Commentary)
The Old Testament book of Chronicles presents unique problems to students of the bible. Here Dr. Roddy Braun takes a fresh look at the biblical text and sheds light upon its meaning for God's people in both Old Testament times and today. Taking careful note of Chronicles' dependency upon earlier Old Testament writings, he leads the serious bible student through such issues as:
.... The author -- with his remarkable combination of scholarly insights and pastoral experience -- also notes the themes of unity, joy, and generosity in worship emphasized by the Chronicler. He was apparently anxious not simply to reunite the kingdom, but also to restore spiritual depth and enthusiastic support to worship -- issues that continue to be vital to the people of God today.
About the Author
Roddy Braun is pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Arlington, Virginia, and was formerly Professor of Semitic Languages at Concordia Senior College, fort Wayne, Indiana. A widely recognized Old Testament scholar, he has published more than twenty studies in Old Testament theology. He holds the MDiv, STM, and ThD degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.