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I Chronicles Overview

Ryrie Study Bible

  • originally one book with II Chronicles
  • Mini Old testament from Adam to Cyrus' decree allowing Israel to return home from captivity
  • Ezra was likely the author
  • Written between 450-425 bc
  • As Exra led exiles back to Palestine, he wanted to lay a spiritual foundation and emphasized the key tenets of the faith, with heavy emphasis on David and the Davidic covenant.

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