10 Best 1 Chronicles Commentaries You Must Read First
June 7, 2017

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1) Word Biblical Commentary Vol., 14, 1 Chronicles (braun)

 

1 Chronicles, Volume 14 (Word Biblical Commentary)
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Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #1

Dr. Roddy Braun -pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virginia and was former Professor of Semitic Languages at Concordia Senior College- takes a fresh look 1 Chronicles in volume 14 of the Word Biblical Commentary.

Among the topics Braun covers: the relation of 1 Chronicles to parallel passages in Samuel and Kings;  the role of Solomon’s temple as a uniting force for the Chronicler; and God’s covenant with David as reaching its goal in the construction of the temple.

Braun isn’t afraid to tackle big questions with an expert’s eye to history and background, theology, and textual considerations.

Word Biblical Commentary Vol., 14, 1 Chronicles (braun)

 

2) 1 Chronicles: An Introduction and Commentary (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

 

Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #2

Written by Martin J. Selman, this commentary is part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries.

The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of 1 Chronicles has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

1 Chronicles: An Introduction and Commentary (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

3) 1 & 2 Chronicles: A Mentor Commentary

 

1 & 2 Chronicles: A Mentor Commentary
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Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #3

Richard L. Pratt – president of Third Millennium Ministries – offers a big-picture, yet highly detailed, examination of 1 and 2 Chronicles in this book for the Mentor commentary series.

What distinguishes the Mentor commentary series from others is that it maintains a conservative theological tradition whilst interacting with modern theologians from other backgrounds.

1 & 2 Chronicles: A Mentor Commentary

 

4) 1 & 2 Chronicles

 

1 & 2 Chronicles
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Andrew E. Hill shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Chronicles that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary.  NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications.

 

This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application.

 

1 & 2 Chronicles

5) The Message of Chronicles (Bible Speaks Today)

 

The Message of Chronicles (Bible Speaks Today)
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Michael Wilcock – formerly director of pastoral studies at Trinity College, Bristol – writes with clear-headed conservative scholarship in The Message of Chronicles from the Bible Speaks Today series.

In Chronicles, Wilcock illuminates countless persons named and chronicled as part of one people of the living God.  His is a great book for worship leaders, as Chronicles has so much to say about the methodology of worship and Wilcock highlights it well.

The Message of Chronicles (Bible Speaks Today)

 

6) 1 Chronicles: God’s Faithfulness to the People of Judah (Focus on the Bible)

 

Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #6

Cyril J. Barber adds an invaluable addition to the commentary shelves with 1 Chronicles: God’s Faithfulness to the People of Judah from the Focus on the Bible series.  This series consists of popular commentaries that are especially useful for pastors, small group leaders, personal devotions and spiritual growth. Many of the authors of the commentaries are leading expositors of God’s Word on their specialty subjects. The series holds to the error-free nature of scripture and the uniqueness of Christ in salvation.

1 Chronicles: God’s Faithfulness to the People of Judah (Focus on the Bible)

 

7) I and II Chronicles (OT Daily Study Bible Series)

 

 

Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #7

J. G. McConville – a Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England – describes how the two often neglected books of Chronicles present God’s purpose for his people during the period of restoration after the Exile.

Continuing the brilliant pattern established by Barclay’s New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well.

It is invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use. The Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and intimately readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

 

I and II Chronicles (OT Daily Study Bible Series)

 

8) 1 Chronicles (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

1 Chronicles (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
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The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents 1 Chronicles by Martin J. Selman. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of 1 Chronicles has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

1 Chronicles (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

9) I and II Chronicles: A Commentary (The Old Testament Library)

 

 

Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #9

Sara Japhet – Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – writes I and II Chronicles: A Commentary for the Old Testament Library series.

This series uses scholars of international standing as contributors and provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study.

I and II Chronicles: A Commentary (The Old Testament Library)

 

10) Preachers Commentary – Vol 10, 1 & 2 Chronicles

 

Preachers Commentary - Vol 10,  1 & 2 Chronicles
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Top 1 Chronicles Commentaries // #10

Written by Leslie C. Allen and edited by Lloyd J. Ogilvie Vol 10, 1 & 2 Chronicles blends sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.

Although originally purposed as a minister’s preparation tool, the Preacher’s Complete Homiletical Commentary is also a fine personal study supplement.

The series distinguishes itself as being a commentary “written by preachers for preachers” and offers thousands of pages of: detailed illustrations suitable for devotional study and preaching; suggestive and explanatory comments on verses; theological outlines of passages; expository notes; ketches and relevant quotes and brief critical notes on chapters.

Preachers Commentary – Vol 10, 1 & 2 Chronicles

 

 

 



 

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