25 April Scripture Double Take

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Tom Tighe
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25 April Scripture Double Take

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Hello Bible Adventurists,

We are starting to read a lot of seemingly repeated stories in Samuel and Kings vs Chronicles. There are several theories on this, but the predominant one is that 2 Samuel and Kings were written by Jeremiah and compiled from other official records. As we will see, Jeremiah stayed in Jerusalem (spoiler alert) through its fall. Chronicles is believed to have been written by Ezra, a priest who was exiled in Babylon and returned to rebuild the temple and restart temple worship after the exile. He had access to the (rediscovered?) temple records and the Babylonian records. So, both of these guys were trying to compile and save the same historical records, but from different places and about 100 years apart. There are slight differences, but the similarity of the two bodies of work strengthens the validity of their testimony.

I’m glad you are still with us on our adventure and hope you are enjoying your time in the Scriptures.



Tom
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