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The books of chronicles and the scrolls from Qumran

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This chapter argues four things. First, 4QSama indicates that Chronicles preserves evidence for a Hebrew text of Samuel that is earlier than that of the MT. Second, seeing Chronicles as part of the 'meta-genre' of Rewritten Bible enables the better appreciation of the processes of its formation and eventual move from authority to canon, even though a more precise generic label is also required. Third, some sections of the Books of Chronicles have been of ongoing influence in some compositions found in the Qumran library. Fourth, the paucity of explicit evidence for the Books of Chronicles in the Qumran community can be interpreted not just as an antipathy towards some of its views on Jerusalem and the temple but as a deliberate attempt to avoid a text which was probably having its authority endorsed by the Hasmonaeans as part of their political agenda.

Keywords: Books of Chronicles; Qumran community; Samuel



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