Nov 16, 2010

The Genealogies in 1 Chronicles 1–9

“Understandably, modern readers find ancient genealogies—especially one of this length and detail—difficult to appreciate and often skip over them. After all, we do not have any personal family stake in them, so that the names, many of which seem unpronounceable, are meaningless. But a genealogy can be a powerful literary and theological tool, both in the ‘big picture’ that it provides about the group of people who, as a whole, are its subject, and in the specific details.”

Steven L. McKenzie, 1–2 Chronicles, Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2004), 59. 

For other posts on genealogies see here.

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