Monday, February 04, 2013

1 Chronicles



And now for the highlights. The first book of Chronicles is an official portrait of King David … with hefty airbrushing. It's a Photoshopped version of 2 Samuel with all the blemishes removed: David is given the full-on hero treatment. There's no mention of the seven year civil war, and nothing at all about Bathsheba. David is the powerful king who makes Jerusalem great, who plans the Temple and brings the Ark of the Covenant into the city. He's powerful because he trusts in God.

This illustration for the first book of Chronicles is one of sixty commissioned by Lion Hudson for 'Simply the Bible'. For anyone who finds the Bible a bit daunting, or simply wants a brief overview, 'Simply the Bible' (published in June 2013) provides a clear and simple introduction to each book.

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