Nov 22, 2010

The Temple in 1 Chronicles 22

“The paramount concern in this chapter, as in chapters 22–29, if not the entire book of Chronicles, is the temple. The temple is to be ‘exceedingly’ magnificent, famous and glorified throughout ‘all lands’ (v. 5). The temple, thus, is to bring Israel’s renown to the nations, and the amounts of the materials set aside for is construction are incredible (vv. 2–4, 14). The magnificence of the temple structure is important not as an end in itself but because it attests the grandeur of Israel’s God.”

Steven L. McKenzie, 1–2 Chronicles, Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries (Nashville: Abingdon, 2004), 183. 


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