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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
1 Chronicles

Chapter 1 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9
Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13
Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25
Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29

Book Overview - 1 Chronicles

by Joseph Sutcliffe

THE FIRST BOOK OF CHRONICLES.

The Hebrew title is Dibre Haiamim, the book of words, or digest of days and years. Jerome called it Chronicles, and it forms but one book in the old Hebrew text. The Chronicles contain a short history of the world in general, and of the Israelites in particular, from Adam to the latter part of Ezra’s life, and he is therefore allowed to be the compiler of the work, his object being to supply many important occurrences. The Septuagint calls these two books, Paralei-pomena; that is, Supplements, or Addenda. This work deserves particular study, as it illustrates many parts of Sacred History, and augments the evidence of its authenticity, by proving that the Jews had many records which preserved the memory of their civil and religious affairs. The frequent occurrence of the Hebrew phrase, “to this day,” shows that Ezra followed authentic documents.

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