Writings  

Last updated: December 20, 2016

Psalms    Job    Proverbs    Ruth    Song of Songs    Ecclesiastes    Lamentations
Esther    Daniel    Ezra    Nehemiah    Chronicles

The Shape of the Writings. Edited by Julius Steinberg and Timothy J. Stone. 2015.  Review by Donn F. Morgan in JHS

  Psalms

Last updated:  November 29, 2016

The Book of Psalms:  An Overview by Genre.  By Felix Just, S. J.
The Book of Psalms:  Composition and Reception.  Edited by Peter W. Flint and Patrick D. Miller.  Review by Thomas J. Kraus in Review of Biblical Literature.
Burnet Psalter from the University of Aberdeen.  Burnet was bishop of Salisbury from 1643-1715 and donated this 15c illuminated manuscript to the university.
Classical Hebrew Poetry:  A Guide to its Techniques.  By Wilfred G. E. Watson.  Reviewed by Carol Dempsey in Review of Biblical Literature
Defining the Sacred Songs: Genre, Tradition, and the Post-critical Interpretation of the Psalms By Harry P. Nasuti, Review by Mark Boda in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Dust or Dew: Immortality in the Ancient Near East and in Psalm 49. By Janet Smith. Review by Ilaria L. E. Ramelli in Review of Biblical Literature.
"El as the Speaking Voice in Psalm 82:6-8." By David Frankel in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Evil and the Disruption of Order:  A Structural Analysis of the Acrostics in the First Book of Psalms.  By Ronald Benun in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
"The Evidence for a Logical Arrangement of the Psalter."  By Leslie McFall.  Westminster Theological Journal 62 (2000) 223-256.
Genres of the Psalms.  By Dennis Bratcher.  Gives lists of laments, thanksgivings, etc.
Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook. By Mark D. Furtato. Reviewed by Howard N. Wallace in Review of Biblical Literature.
An Introduction to the Psalms. By Alstair G. Hunter. Reviews by Gert T. M. Prinsloo and John S. Vassar in Review of Biblical Literature.
Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts. Edited by Nancy C. Lee and Carleen Mandolfo. Review by Douglas Watson and Elizabeth Boase in Review of Biblical Literature.
Let me not sing the story of your love--off key.  An address by Ralph W. Klein, discussing Canticle 16 in the Lutheran Book of Worship, Psalms 89 and 100, and Jeremiah 33.
"The Narrative Effect of Psalms 84-89." By Robert E. Wallace. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
A New Psalm: The Psalms as Literature. By Benjamin J. Segal. Review by Hallvard Hagelia in Review of Biblical Literature.
Preaching and Teaching the Psalms.  By James L. Mayes.  Review by Robin Gallaher Branch in Review of Biblical Literature.
Psalm 1--Power Point Presentation.  By Ralph W. Klein
Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition. Edited by Lowell K. Handy. Review by Wojciech Wegrzyniak in Review of Biblical Literature.
Psalms. By William P. Brown. Review by Harry P. Nasuti in Review of Biblical Literature.
Psalms 1-75  From "The Text this Week".  Commentaries, homiletical reflections, keyed to 3 yr lectionary.
Psalms 76-150  From "The Text this Week".  Commentaries, homiletical reflections, keyed to 3 yr lectionary.
Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition. Edited by Lowell K. Handy. Review by Gert Prinsloo in Review of Biblical Literature.
Psalms and Mythology. Edited by Dirk J. Human. Review by Jeffrey K. Leonard in Review of Biblical Literature.
Psalms Research since 1955: I. The Psalms and the Cult; II The Literary Genres. By David J. A. Clines
The Psalms in Israel's Worship.  By Sigmund Mowinckel.  Reviews by Erhard Gerstenberger and William Brown in Review of Biblical Literature
Psalms resources  From "The Text this Week"
The Psalms Targum. By Edward M. Cook.
Psalms Through the Centuries. Volume 1. By Susan Gillingham. Review by Joachim Vette in Review of Biblical Literature.
"You are my Son": The Reception History of Psalm 2 in Early Judaism and the Early Church. By Sam Janse. Review by Scott C. Jones in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Shape of the Book of Psalms.  Gerald H. Wilson.  Gives an explanation for the current order of the Psalter.
Soundings in the Theololgy of Psalms: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship. Edited by Rolf A. Jacobson. Review by Jeffrey M. Leonard in Review of Biblical Literature.
 

Job

Last updated:  December 20, 2016

The Problem of Suffering:  Some Reflections from Job.  Discussion by Ralph W. Klein (Adobe Acrobat Reader Needed)
The Divine Speeches in Job   Discussion by Ralph W. Klein

The Arguments of Job's Three Friends. By David J. A. Clines

At the Scent of Water. The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job. By J. Gerald Janzen. Review by Susanne Boorer in Review of Biblical Literature.
Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers: Ludlul Bel Nemeqi and the Babylonian Theodicy.
By Takayoshi Oshimi. 2014. Review by Scott B. Noegel in JHS.

Belief, Desire, and Wish in Job 19:23.27. By David J. A. Clines
The Bible, Gender, and Reception History: The Case of Job's Wife. By Katherine Low. Reviewed by Jordan M. Scheetz in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Book of Job: A Biography. By Mark Larrimore. Reviews by Michael S. Moore and Agnethe Siquans in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Book of Job:  A Contest of Moral Imaginations.  By Carol A. Newsom.  Reviews by Carolyn J. Sharp and Michael S. Moore
The Book of Job in Form: A Literary Translation and Commentary. By Jan P. Fokkelman. Review by Roger Marcel Wanke in Review of Biblical Literature.
Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen. Edited by Thomas Krüger, Manfred Oeming, Konrad Schmid, and Christoph Uehlinger. Review in English by Philippe Guillaume in Review of Biblical Literature.
Contested Creations in the Book of Job: The-World-as-IT-Ought-and-Ought--Not-to-be. By Abigail Pelham. Review by Norman C. Habel in Review of Biblical Literature.
Deconstructing Theodicy: Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering. By David B. Burrell. Review by F. Rachel Magdalene in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Divine Speeches in Job   Discussion by Ralph W. Klein
Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job and his Kin. By Nehama Verbin. Review by F. Rachel Magdalene in Review of Biblical Literature
False Naivety in the Prologue to Job.  By David J. A. Clines.  On the Way to the Postmodern, Volume 2, 735-44.
The Image of Ayyub (Job) in the Qu'ran and Later Islam. By Stephen Vicchio. Bible and Interpretation website.
Introduction to Wisdom Literature in the OT and the ANE.  A PowerPoint presentation by Ralph W. Klein
Job General Resources  From "The Text this Week".  Dozens of articles and reviews.
Job Specific Texts  From "The Text this Week".  Helps on specific texts from 3 yr lectionary.
Job: Where Shall Wisdom be Found: By Katherine J. Dell. Review by Martin A. Shields in Review of Biblical Literature.

Job's Fifth Friend--Four Ethical Difficulties. By David J. A. Clines
The Literary and Theological Function of Job's Wife in the Book of Job  By Victor Sasson.  Biblica 79 (1998):86-90.
Now my Eye Sees You: Unveiling an Apocalyptic Job. By Timothy Jay Johnson. Reviewed by Scott C. Jones and Michael S. Moore in Review of Biblical Literature
Ludlul Bel Nemeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righeous Sufferer. By Amar Annus and Alan Lenzi. Review by Christopher A. Rollston in Review of Biblical Literature.
Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job. By Kathryn Schifferdecker. Review by David J. H. Beldman in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
"The Poetic Structure of the Book of Job and the Ugaritic Literature." By Charles Lee Feinberg.
Power and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation: Reading the Book of Job with Edward Said. By Alissa Jones Nelson. Reviewed by Peter-Ben Smit in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Problem of Suffering:  Some Reflections from Job.  Discussion by Ralph W. Klein (Adobe Acrobat Reader Needed)
Qoheleth and Job:  Diverse Response to the Enigma of Evil.  By Rosemary Dewey.  Spirituality Today 37 (1985):314-32
Those Golden Days:  Job and the Perils of Nostalgia.  By David J. A. Clines.  On the Way to the Postmodern, Volume 2, 792-800.
The Trial of Job  Translated and annotated by Roger Eaton
Why, God?  A Tale of Two Sufferers.  By Burton Z. Cooper.  Theology Today 42.4 (1986).
William Blake's Job Illustrations.  Digital versions of Blake's illustrations.

 

  Proverbs

Last updated   November 29, 2016

The Acquisition of Knowledge in Biblical Wisdom Literature.  By James Crenshaw.  Word and World 7 (1987).
The Book of Proverbs in Social and Theological Context.  By Katharine Dell.  Review by Magne Saebo and Dorothy Akoto in Review of Biblical Literature
Creation, History and the Ethics of the Book of Proverbs.  By Ronald W. Duty.  Word and World 7 (1987).
The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in the Book of Proverbs.  By Timothy Sandoval.  Review by James Alfred Loader in Review of Biblical Literature
"The Epistemology of the Book of Proverbs." By Michael V. Fox.
The "Foreignness" of the Foreign Woman in Proverbs 1-9: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Biblical Motif. By Nancy Nam Hoon Tan. Review by Claudia Camp in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Nursling, Advisor, Architect.  A Study of Prov 8:22-31 by V. A. HurowitzBiblica 80 (1999).
Proverbs General Resources  From "The Text this Week".  References to articles and reviews of books.
Proverbs Specific Texts  From "The Text this Week".  Helps on texts included in three year lectionary, including 8:1-31 and 31:10-31.
The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires. By Leo G. Perdue. Review by Benjamin G. Wright III in Review of Biblical Literature
Understanding Israelite Wisdom Literature: Conflict and Dissonance in the Hebrew Text. By David Penchansky. Review by Kevin Chau in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
 

The Five Scrolls

Ruth
Last updated: November 29, 2016


Bible Study on Ruth from Zion Friedheim.
Character Complexity in the Book of Ruth. By Kristin M. Saxegaard. Review by Peter Lau in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Eskenazi, Tamara Cohn and Tikva Frymer-Kensky. Ruth. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2011. $40. Review by Peter H. W. Lau in Review of Biblical Literature.
Gleaning Ruth: A Biblical Heroine and her Afterlives. By Jennifer L. Koosed. Review by Helen Leneman in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Performed Bible.  The Story of Ruth in Opera and Oratorio. By Helen Leneman. Review in German by Elisabeth Birnbaum in Review of Biblical Literature.

 

  Song of Songs or Song of Solomon

Last Updated: November 29, 2016

The End of Desire:  Theologies of Eros in the Song of Songs and Breaking the Waves.  By Kyle Keefer and Tod Linafelt.  Journal of Religion and Film 2 (1998).
The Greatest Songs.  By Peter Paulsen.  A pastor got bad feedback for using the Song in a wedding service; reflections on the possible meanings of the Song of Songs.
Ratner Museum Virtual Tour of the Song of Songs.  14 illustrations.
Reading the Song of Songs as a Classic. By David J. A. Clines
Resources for Song of Solomon.  From The Text this Week.  Articles, book reviews, etc.
Sights and Sounds of the Song of Songs.  Illustrations, hints on chanting in various Hebrew traditions, translation of Targum, etc.
Song of Songs Interpretations.  Midrash Rabbah, Zohar, Gregory of Nyssa, Bernard of Clairvaux, S. John of the Cross, Phyllis Trible.
Song of Songs Study Guide.  Created by Paul Brians.

 

Ecclesiastes or Qoheleth

Last updated:November 29, 2016

Ambiguity in Ecclesiastes.  By Doug Ingram.  Review in German by Bernd Willmes and in English by Martin A. Shields in Review of Biblical Literature
"The Doctrine of the Golden Mean in Qoh 7,15-18:  A Universal Human Pursuit."  By John H. Choi.  Biblica 83 (2002):358-374.
Ecclesiastes and Scepticism. By Stuart Weeks. Review by Doug Ingram in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Ecclesiastes General Resources  From the Text this Week
Encountering Ecclesiastes:  A Book for our Time.  By James Limburg.  Review by David Brian Warner in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Faith of Qoheleth.  By Roland E. Murphy.  Word and World 7 (1987).
Interpreting Ecclesiastes: Readers Old and New. By Katherine J. Dell. Review by Russell L. Meek in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures and by Mark Sneed in Review of Biblical Literature
Kohelet (Prediger).  By Thomas Krüger.  Review by James L. Crenshaw in RBL 6 (2003).
The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes. By Mark R. Sneed. Review by Robert Williamson Jr. in Review of Biblical Literature.
"Qoheleth in the Canon? Current Trends in the Interpretation of Ecclesiastes." By Craig Bartholomew.
Quotations from Ecclesiastes in the Public Square
Royal Autobiography in the Book of Qoheleth. By Y. V. Koh. Review by Christian G. Rata in Review of Biblical Literature.
Useless Beauty:  Ecclesiastes through the Lens of Contemporary Film.  By Robert K. Johnston.  Review by David Shepherd in Review of Biblical Literature

  Lamentations

Last updated:  November 30, 2016

Chaos in the Dark: The Voices of the Book of Lamentations. By Kim Lan Nguyen. Review by Charles William Miller in Review of Biblical Literature.
Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations. By Carleen R. Mandolfo. Review by Elizabeth Boase in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Lament for Ur.  Thorkild Jacobsen translation
Lamentations in Commentary 2000. By David J. A. Clines
The Message of Lamentations.  By Alan Cooper.  JANES 2001.
Resources for Lamentations from the Text this Week

  Esther

Last updated:  December 21, 2016

The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography. Edited by Edith Lubetski and Meir Lubetski. Review by Mayer I. Gruber in Review of Biblical Literature.
Esther.  Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries.  By Linda M. Day.  Reviews by Andre Lacocque and Harald Wahl (in German) in Review of Biblical Literature.
Esther and the Future of the Commentary.  By David J. A. Clines
Esther and the Politics of Negotiation: Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor. By Rebecca S. Hancock. Reviews by Christine Mitchell and Michael S. Moore in Review of Biblical Literature.
Esther not Judith:  Why One Made it and the Other Didn't.  By Sidnie White Crawford.  Bible Review, 2002.  Offers a hypothesis why Esther made it into the canon and Judith did not.
Esther through the Ages. By Jo Carruthers. Reviews by Linda Day and Timothy Laniak in Review of Biblical Literature.
Esther's Revenge at Susa: From Sennacherib to Ahasuerus. By Stephanie Dalley. Review by Aaron Koller in Review of Biblical Literature and by Maria Brosius in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
"From Jezebel to Esther:  Fashioning Images of Queenship in the Bible."  By Helena Zlotnick.  Biblica 82 (2001):477-495. 
"Holy Disobedience in Esther."  By Karol Jackowski.  Theology Today, 1989.
"In Quest of the Historical Mordecai."  By David J. A. Clines.
Reading Esther from Left to Right:  Contemporary Strategies for Reading a Biblical Text.  By David J. A. Clines
Resources for Esther from The Text this Week

 

  Daniel

Last updated: November 30, 2016

Daniel 1-3 Powerpoint Lecture by Ralph W. Klein (Winter, 2012)
Daniel 4-6 Powerpoint Lecture by Ralph W. Klein (Winter, 2012)
Daniel 7 Powerpoint Lecture by Ralph W. Klein (Winter, 2012)

Powerpoint presentation notes on the Book of Daniel.  By Ralph W. Klein 2005
"Antiochus IV and the Three Horns in Daniel 7." By Benjamin Scolnic. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Apocalypticism in the Bible and its World: A Comprehensive Introduction. By Frederick J. Murphy. Reviews by Adela Yarbro Collins and Marius Nel in Review of Biblical Literature.
Aramaic Daniel and Greek Daniel: A Literary Comparison. By T. J. Meadowcraft. Review by Bernard A. Taylor in Review of Biblical Literature.
Antiochus IV in the Visions of Daniel.   By Ian Hutcheson
Book of Daniel  Materials for study by Professor Felix Just, S.J.
The Book of Daniel:  Composition and Reception.  John J. Collins and Peter W. Flint, eds.  Vol. I reviewed by David Winston Suter; Vol. 2 reviewed by Martin Pröbstle in Review of Biblical Literature
Book of Daniel from Wikipedia
Chronicle of Nabonidus.  This document tells us that Nabonidus was gone from Babylon for ten years.  This may have added to the rumor that he was mentally ill.  Cf. Daniel 4.
Competing for Honor:  A Social-Scientific Reading of Daniel 1-6. By Shane Kirkpatrick. Review by John J. Collins in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Concept of Canonical Intertextuality and the Book of Daniel. By Jordan M. Scheetz. Reviews by Philippus J. Botha and Don Collett in Review of Biblical Literature.
Daniel.  Westminster Bible Companion.  By C. L. Seow.  Reviews by Stephen L. Cook and Carla Sulzbach in Review of Biblical Literature.
"Daniel 7, 2-14:  Another Look at its Mythic Pattern."  By Anne E. Gardner.  Biblica 82 (2001): 244-252.
Daniel:  Kapitel 1,1-4,34.  A commentary by Klaus Koch.  Review by John J. Collins in Review of Biblical Literature.
Daniel 11 and History.   By Ian Hutcheson. 
Daniel Manuscripts at Qumran.
Dissonance and the Drama of Divine Sovereignty in the Book of Daniel. By Amy C. Merrill Willis. Review by Jordan M. Scheetz in Review of Biblical Literature.
Die Geschichte der Daniel Auslegung in Judentum, Christentum und Islam: Studien zur Kommentierung des Banielbuches in Literature und Kunst. Edited by Katharina Bracht and David S. du Toit. Review by Christoph Stenschke in Review of Biblical Literature.
Hazon Gabriel: New Readings of the Gabriel Revelation. Edited by Matthias Henze. Reviews by Ian Young and Aaron Koller in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Human and the Divine in History:  Herodotus and the Book of Daniel.  By Paul Niskanen.  Review by Pieter Venter in Review of Biblical Literature. 
Introduction, Outline and Bibliography  By David Mallick
Lions and Ovens and Visions: A Satirical Reading of Daniel 1-6. By David Valeta. Review by Jordan M. Scheetz in Review of Biblical Literature.
Of Courtiers and Kings: The Biblical Daniel Narratives and Ancient Story-Collections. By Tawny L. Holm. Review by Jordan M. Scheetz in Review of Biblical Literature.
Polyglottensynopse zum Buch Daniel.  Klaus Koch and Martin Rosel, eds.  Reviewed by Matthias Henze in Review of Biblical Literature.
Prayer of Nabonidus.  From the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Cf. Daniel 4.
Recent Studies in Apocalyptic. By James C. VanderKam. From Word and World.
Resources for Daniel.  From the Text this Week
Translation (annotated) of Daniel 2.  By Ralph W. Klein
Translation (annotated) of Daniel 4.  By Ralph W. Klein
  Translation (annotated) of Daniel 5.  By Ralph W. Klein
Translation (annotated) of Daniel 7.  By Ralph W. Klein
Translation (annotated) of Daniel 11-12.  By Ralph W. Klein

 

  Ezra and Nehemiah

Last updated: November 30, 2016

 Biblia Hebraica Quinta. Ezra and Ne"hemiah. Edited by David Marcus. Review by Andrew Steinmann in Review of Biblical Literature.
Book of Ezra, The.  By Greg Harrick
Chart of the Various Books of Ezra.
"The Construction of Judean Diasporic Identity in Ezra-Nehemiah." By Gary N. Knoppers. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
Das Edikt des Artaxerxes:  Eine Untersuchung zum relgionspolitischen und historischen Umfeld von Esra 7,12-26.  By Sebastian Grätz.  Reviews by Armin Siedlecki in Review of Biblical Literature and by Ralph W. Klein in Biblica.
Ezra. NIDB. By Ralph W. Klein
  Ezra and Nehemiah  "Basic" and "Advanced" Information
Ezra and Nehemiah, Books of.  NIDB.  By Ralph W. Klein
Ezra and the Law in History and Tradition. By Lisbeth S. Fried. Review by Thomas Hieke in Review of Biblical Literature.
  Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.  New International Bible Commentary.  By L. Allen and T. Laniak.  Review by Charles D. Harvey. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 5 (2004/2005).
"Foreign Marriages and Citizenship in Persian Period Judah." by Wolfgang Oswald. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Holy Seed has been Defiled: The Interethnic Marriage Dilemma in Ezra 9-10. By Willa M. Johnson. Review by Lisbeth S. Fried in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Origins of Judaism. By Joseph Blenkinsopp. Review by Joshua Schwartz and by Ralph W. Klein in Review of Biblical Literature.
Mixed Marriages: Intermarriage and Group Identity in the Second Temple Period. Edited by Christian Frevel. Review by Steven J. Schweitzer in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Levitical Authorship of Ezra-Nehemiah.  By Kyung-jin Min.  Reviews by Bob Becking and Lester L. Grabbe in Review of Biblical Literature.
"Nehemiah 5: a Response to Philippe Guillaume." By Marvin Lloyd Miller in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. See the next item.
"Nehemiah 5: No Economic Crisis." By Philippe Guillaume in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
  Nehemiah 9-10:  Structure and Significance  By Tamara Cohn Eskenazi.
New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah: History and Historiography, Text, Literature, and Interpretation. Edited by Isaac Kalimi. Review by Steven J. Schweitzer in Review of Biblical Literature.
On Second Thought:  The Divorce of Foreign Women in Ezra 9-10.  By Ralph W. Klein
Rebuilding Identity:  The Nehemiah Memoir and its Earliest Readers.  By Jacob L. Wright.  Review by Tamara Eskenazi in Review of Biblical Literature and by Ralph W. Klein and Others.
Unity and Disunity in Ezra-Nehemiah: Redaction, Rhetoric and Reader.. Edited by Mark J. Boda and Paul R. Redditt. Review by Andrew E. Steinmann in Review of Biblical Literature.
"The Use of Leviticus in Ezra-Nehemiah." By Hannah K. Harrington. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

 

1 and 2 Chronicles

Last updated: July 14, 2015

1 Chronicles.  Hermeneia Commentary Series.  By Ralph W. Klein.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 2006.  Review by Steven L. McKenzie in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.

 

Introduction to Chronicles by Ralph W. Klein

Additional Resources on Chronicles

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Chapter and Verse equivalents between Chronicles and Samuel Kings

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Detailed Comparison of the accounts of all the kings of Israel and Judah as their stories are told in Chronicles and in the corresponding parts of Samuel Kings

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19th Century Genealogical Charts

General Resources on Chronicles

1 and 2 Chronicles. Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception by Ralph W. Klein
1 and 2 Chronicles. By Isaac Kalimi.  Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible.
1 Chr 9:26-33:  Its Position in Chapter 9.  By P. Dirksen.  Biblica, 1998.
1 Chronicles. By John Jarick. Review by Steven L. McKenzie in Review of Biblical Literature.
2 Chronicles. By John Jarick. Review by Louis C. Jonker in Review of Biblical Literature.
"Africa and Africans in the Books of Chronicles."  By Ralph W. Klein.  CurTM 31 (2004):274-281.
Ahaz in Kings and Chronicles: An annotated translation translation by Ralph W. Klein
An Ancient Israelite Historian:  Reassessing Methodologies and Assumptions.  By Isaac Kalimi.  Review by Ken Ristau in Review of Biblical Literature and by Paul Evans in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. Response to Isaac Kalimi, An Ancient Israelite Historian.  Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2004, by Ralph W. Klein.
The Book of Chronicles.  Historical Writing and Literary Devices.  By Isaac Kalimi (in Hebrew).  Review by Ehud ben Zvi in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
"Chiasm and Meaning in 1 Chronicles." By Yitzhak Berger. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Chronicler as Interpreter of Scripture.  By William M. Schniedewind.
The Chronicler as Theologian:  Essays in Honour of Ralph W. Klein.  Edited by M. Patrick Graham, Steven L. McKenzie, and Gary N. Knoppers.   Review by Mark J. Boda in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Chronicler's Genealogies: Towards an Understanding of 1 Chronicles 1-9. By James T. Sparks. Review by Gershon Galil in Review of Biblical Literature.
"The Chronicler's Story of David. 1 Chronicles 10-29 and their Canonical Parallels. By Ralph W. Klein.
"Chronicles and the Chronicler:  A Response to I. Kalimi, An Ancient Israelite Historian:  Studies in the Chronicler, His Time, Place, and Writing.  Contributions by Ehud Ben Zvi, Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., Ralph W. Klein, Gary N. Knoppers, and Mark A. Throntveit, with a response by I. Kalimi.
Chronicles, Books of.  By Ralph W. Klein in the Anchor Bible Dictionary
Chronicling the Chronicler: The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography. Edited by Paul S. Evans and Tyler F. Williams. Review by Michael D. Matlock in  Review of Biblical Literature.
Chronistic Tendency in 1 Chr 18:10-11.  By P. Dirksen.  Biblica, 1999.
The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi to Chronicles: A Translation with Introduction and Supercommentary. By Yitzhak Berger.Review by Amos Frisch in Review of Biblical Literature.
Community Identity in Judean Historiogrfaphy: Biblical and Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Gary N. Knoppers and Kenneth A. Ristau. Review by Reinhard Kessler in Review of Biblical Literature and by Steven J. Schweitzer in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures..
Concluding and Introductory Formulae for the United Kingdom and the Kings of Judah in Chronicles and Kings. By Ralph W. Klein
Dating Chronicles by Archaeological Anomalies and Anachronisms.  Walter Mattfeld
Das Chronikbuch und seine Chronik: Zur Entstehung und Rezeption eines biblischen Buches. By Isaac Kalimi. Review by Ralph W. Klein in Review of Biblical Literature.
David:  Sinner and Saint in Samuel and Chronicles.  An article by Ralph W. Klein.  CurTM 26 (1999):104-116.
"David's Elite Warriors and their Exploits in the Books of Samuel and Chronicles." By Moshe Garsiel. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
The Death of Josiah in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, 1 Esdras, and Josephus. A Handout by Ralph W. Klein.
The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles: Scribal Works in an Oral World. By Raymond F. Person. Review by Frank H. Polak in Review of Biblical Literature.and by Sean F. Cook in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Divine Intermediaries in 1 Chronicles 21.  An Overlooked Aspect of the Chronicler's Theology.  By Paul Evans.  Biblica 84/4 (2004).
Early Jewish Writings.  Comprehensive listing of resources for every book in the Old Testament.
Echoes of Genesis in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10:  An Intertextual and Contextual Reading of Jabez's Prayer.  By Christopher Heard in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Evolution of Name Theology.  By William M. Schniedewind.
"The Faith and the World."  By Ralph W. Klein.  A discussion of mosaics in Palestinian synagogues and their relationship to the first nine chapters of Chronicles.
"The God of the Chronicler."  By Ralph W. Klein.  An essay in honor of Terence E. Fretheim
"Great among his Brothers," but Who is He?  Heterogeneity in the Composition of Judah.  By Gary N. Knoppers.
The High Priest in Chronicles:  An Anomaly in a Detailed Description of the Temple Cult.  by Steven James Schweitzer.  Biblica 84 (2003): 388-402.
The High Priestly Genealogies:  A New Reconstruction.  By Ralph W. Klein (An address at the Society of Biblical Literature in 1999 and at Cambridge University in 2000.
History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles. By Ehud Ben Zvi. Review by Steven McKenzie in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
How Many in a Thousand?  An essay on the word "eleph" by Ralph W. Klein
The Ideology of the Book of Chronicles and its Place in Biblical Thought. By Sara Japhet. Review by Louis C. Jonker in Review of Biblical Literature.
"The Ironic End of Joash in Chronicles," pp. 116-127 in For a Later Generation (Nickelsburg Volume).  Philadelphia:  Trinity Press International.
King and Priest in the Book of Chronicles and the Duality of Qumran Messianism.  By William M. Schniedewind.
King and Temple in Chronicles: A Contextual Approach to their Relations. By Jozef Tino. Review by Cesar Melgar in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1-2 Chronicles. By Scott W. Hahn. Review by Mark Mcentire in Review of Biblical Literature.
"The Last Words of David."  By Ralph W. Klein.  CurTM  31 (2004):15-23. 
Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Priesthood, and Kingship in Post-exilic Perspective. Review by Michael B. Hundley in Review of Biblical Literature
"The Murders of the Messengers: Stephen versus Zechariah and the Ethical Values of 'New' versus 'Old' Testament." By Isaac Kalimi. ABR 56 (2008): 69-73.
Narrative Texts:  Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.  An essay in The Blackwell Companion to the Old Testament by Ralph W. Klein
Nathan's Prophecy in II Sam 7 and I Chr 17:  Text, Context, and Meaning.  By Michael Avioz.  Published in ZAW.
"New Studies in Chronicles:  A Discussion of Two Recently-Published Commentaries."  Edited by Melody D. Knowles.  Reviews commentaries by Gary N. Knoppers and Steven L. McKenzie.
A Note on the Personal Name Amon (2 Kings 21, 19-26//2 Chr 33,21-25). By Dominic Rudman. Biblica 81 (2000):403-405.
Notes on 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles for the new edition of the HarperCollins Study Bible by Ralph W. Klein
"Now Rise Up, O Lord, and Go to your Resting Place": A Literary Study of the Ark Narrative. By Saul Zalewski in Hebrew. Review in English by Amos Frisch in Review of Biblical Literature.
O Mother, Where Are Thou? An Irigarayan Reading of the Book of Chronicles. By Julie Kelson. Review by Susanne Scholz in Review of Biblical Literature and by Christine Mitchell in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
Observations on Women in the Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-9.  By Antje Labahn and Ehud Ben Zvi.  Bib 84 (2003):457-478.
"Psalms in Chronicles."  An address given by Ralph W. Klein at the University of Zuerich in 2004 and published in revised form in Currents in Theology and Mission 32 (2005):264-275.
Reading Utopia in Chronicles. By Steven Schweitzer. A symposium at the Annual Meeting of SBL. Edited by Mark Boda.
"Reflections on Historiography in the Account of Jehoshaphat."  By Ralph W. Klein. (Jacob Milgrom Festschrift)
The Rendering of 2 Chronicles 35-36 in 1 Esdras in Was 1 Esdras First? An Investigation into the Nature and Priority of 1 Esdras. By Ralph W. Klein
The Reshaping of Ancient Israelite History in Chronicles.  By Isaac Kalimi.  Reviews by Lester L. Grabbe and Mark Boda in Review of Biblical Literature and by Ken Ristau in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
The Retelling of Chronicles in Jewish Tradition and Literature: A Historical Journey. By Isaac Kalimi. Panel presentation by Ralph W. Klein, responding to Isaac Kalimi, The Retelling of Chronicles in Jewish Tradition and Literature. Society of Biblical Literature, November 22, 2010, Atlanta, GA. Review by Rivka Ulmer in Review of Biblical Literature.
The Septuagint's Translation of the Hebrew Verbal System in Chronicles. By Roger Good. Review by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton in Review of Biblical Literature.
Shai le-Sara Japhet: Studies in the Bible, Its Exegesis and Its Language. Edited by Moshe Bar-Asher et al. Review by Balint Karoly Zaban in Review of Biblical Literature.
Source and Revision in the Narratives of David's Transfer of the Ark: Text, Language, and Story in 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13, 15-16. Review by Keith Bodner in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures.
"The 'Spring of the Year' (2 Chronicles 36:10 and the Chronicler's Sources." By Michael Avioz. JHS 12 (2012).
Synoptic Comparison of Chronicles with its Sources in Samuel and Kings  Prepared by Ralph W. Klein
The Text of 2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21. By Ralph W. Klein
"This Song":  Conspicuous Poetry in Hebrew Prose.  James W. Watts.  Deals with 1 Chronicles 16 (and other texts)
Transformations in Meaning:  The Accession of Solomon in Chronicles.  By Christine Mitchell in Journal of Hebrew Studies
Under Yhwh's Veto:  David as Shedder of Blood in Chronicles.  By Donald F. Murray.  Bib 82 (2001):457-476.
The View of Jerusalem in the Ethnographical Introduction of Chronicles.  By Isaac Kalimi.  Bib 83 (2002):556-562.
What was Authoritative for Chronicles? Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi and Diana Edelman. Review by Kyong-Jin Lim in Review of Biblical Literature.

 

Genealogical Charts (PDF files--requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-9.  An outline by Ralph W. Klein
Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-8--Family Tree PDF file.  By Ralph W. Klein  To print this file requires 36 pages!
Genealogy of the descendants of Adam.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chronicles 1:1-2:2 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Asher.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 7:30-40.  PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Benjamin.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 8:1-28 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of David.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chronicles 3.  PDF file.
Genealogy of the descendants of David and Bath-shua (Bathsheba).  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chronicles 3.  PDF file.
Genealogy of the descendants of Ephraim.  By Ralph W. Klein  1 Chr 7:20-27.  PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Ham.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 1:8-16 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Issachar.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 7:1-3.  PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Japheth.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 1:5-7 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Judah.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 2:3-4:8, 21-23 (1 Chr  4:9-20 is unclear).  This PDF file covers 12 pages although pp 8, 11-12 are blank.
Genealogy of the descendants of Levi.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 5:17-15 (6:1-30) PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Manasseh.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 7:14-19 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Naphtali.  By Ralph W. Klein  1 Chr 7:13.  PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Reuben.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 5:1-3.  PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Saul.   By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 8:29-40 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Shem.  By Ralph W. Klein.  1 Chr 1:17-37 PDF file
Genealogy of the descendants of Simeon.  By Ralph W. Klein 1 Chr 4:24-27.  PDF file
19th Century Genealogical Charts

Additional Resources on Chronicles By Ralph W. Klein

Reviews of Recent Books on Chronicles

Dörrfuss, E. M.  Mose in den Chronikbüchern. Review by Marvin A. Sweeney, SBL
Graham, M. P., Hoglund, K. C., and S. L. McKenzie, eds.  The Chronicler as Historian. Review by Jon L. Berquist

Graham, M. Patrick, Steven L. McKenzie, and Gary N. Knoppers, The Chronicler as Theologian:  Essays in Honor of Ralph W. Klein.  Review by Craig D. Bowman in Review of Biblical Literature.
Johnstone, William.  1 Chronicles 1-2 Chronicles 9:  Israel's place among the Nations; 2 Chronicles 10-36:  Guilt and Atonement.  Review by John W. Wright.
Kalimi, Isaac.  The Book of Chronicles:  Historical Writing and Literary Devices (Hebrew).  Reviewed by Frederick E. Greenspahn from RBL and by Ehud Ben Zvi in the Journal for Hebrew Scriptures..
Johnstone, William.  Chronicles and Exodus:  An Analogy and its Application.  A review by Mark J. Boda from the SBL website.
Kalimi, Isaac.  Zur Geschictsschreibung des Chronisten. Review by Marvin A. Sweeney
Kelly, Brian E.  Retribution and Eschatology in Chronicles. Review by Mark A. Throntveit
Knoppers, Gary N. 
1 Chronicles 1-9.  Anchor Bible Commentary 12.  Reviews by Joseph Cathey and Thomas Hieke (German) in Review of Biblical Literature
______.  1 Chronicles 10-29.  Anchor Bible Commentary 12A.  Review by Ralph W. Klein and Joseph Cathey in Review of Biblical Literature. 
Peltonen, Kai.  History Debated.  The Historical Reliability of Chronicles. Review by Gary N. Knoppers
Schniedewind, W. M.  The Word of God in Transition Review by Bethy Glazier-McDonald

Steins, Georg.  Die Chronik als kanonisches Abschlussphänomen:  Studien zur Entstehung und Theologie von 1/2 Chronik.  Muenster dissertation reviewed by M. Patrick Graham (SBL website).

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