Was the Chronicler a Spin Doctor? David in the Books of Chronicles

Mark A. Throntveit

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2003

Issue: David (Vol. 23, No 4, Fall, 2003)

Yes, the Chronicler was a spin doctor—but a necessary one. He used the David story to address the needs of his postexilic community who questioned the value of God’s old promises to David in this new time of Persian domination, without a king, worshiping in a temple that was the mere shadow of Solomon’s glorious edifice.

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