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Jonker, Louis C.
Defining All-Israel in Chronicles. Multi-lev-elled Identity Negotiation in Late Persian-Period Yehud.
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2016. XVII, 358 S. = Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 106. Lw. EUR 124,00. ISBN 978-3-16-154595-5.
Louis Jonker has emerged as one the leading scholars of the Book of Chronicles. Informed by the post-Apartheid context in South Af-rica, J. has taken a particular interest in identity issues within the biblical corpus. In Defining All-Israel in Chronicles, J. examines the Book of Chronicles for evidence of identity negotiation within the complex socio-historical context of its primary community. This systematic and thorough study proceeds through eight chapters.
In chapter 1, J. introduces the field within which his work is situated. He addresses preliminary issues related to the reliability, composition, and nature of Chronicles as well as its ideological and rhetorical aims. The discussions are succinct and intended to introduce J.’s own interest in identity ...
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