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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 24. Why Are There Two Versions of Israel's Past in the Hebrew Bible?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44900


The royal era of ancient Israel is reported in two sets of books: on the one hand, Kings; on the other hand, Chronicles followed by Ezra and Nehemiah. Despite much overlap, each set conveys a specific message.

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