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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 1 Chronicles: Argument of the Book

3. Argument.

The intention of the Author was to compose the affairs of David and his posterity unto Zerubbabel. But, so that it might be better understood, and a certain epitome of the whole history, sacred and civil, might be on record, he fetches the history from its first origin, and gives an account of the times in which each thing was done, and also of the genealogies: finally, he restores some things omitted in the former books, yet learned from more lengthy treatments that were extant, set down by the secretaries and prophets of the Kings in Historical Records, of which frequent mention is made in the books of the Kings.

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