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Reading the Pentateuch's genealogies after the exile : the Chronicler's usage of Genesis 1-11 in negotiating an All-Israelite identity

@article{Jonker2012ReadingTP,
  title={Reading the Pentateuch's genealogies after the exile : the Chronicler's usage of Genesis 1-11 in negotiating an All-Israelite identity},
  author={Louis C. Jonker},
  journal={Old Testament essays},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={316-333}
}
  • L. Jonker
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Old Testament essays
From the first nine chapters of Chronicles it becomes clear that not only Samuel-Kings were used as sources by the Chronicler, but also the Pentateuch. The Chronicler was certainly one of the earliest readers of the Pentateuch (in whatever form) after the exile. The peculiarity of the Chronicler's version of Israelite history starting with "Adam" has been noted by many scholars. It seems as if the Chronicler particularly found the genealogies in Gen 1-11 useful to legitimize a universal context… 
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