|dc.description.abstract||This dissertation is a study of "intertextuality" between the books of
Chronicles and Kings, focusing on the Solomon narrative. Contrary to the current
scholarly conviction that Chronicles is unreliable historiography, this study defends its
reliability and argues that the differences between Chronicles and Kings are due to the
editorial choices of the respective authors in utilizing their sources. Using literary
analysis, this study investigates the discrepancies between the two Solomonic narratives
and reveals not only the uniqueness of each book but also the historical reliability of their
Chapter 1 states the purpose of this study, its methodology, and its limitations.
Chapter 2 reviews the history of interpretation of Chronicles and demonstrates that
Chronicles has been treated as "second class" history from the time of the LXX
translators until the present.
Chapter 3 argues that the Chronicler did not fabricate his materials, but used
sources available to him and discusses the possibility of written literature in Israel,
despite the lack of epigraphical evidence available today. The internal evidence from
Chronicles is evaluated by taking into consideration its canonical and non-canonical,
sources focusing on lexical, form critical, textual, and content considerations.
Chapter 4 identifies the different purposes of Chronicles and Kings and focuses
on their descriptions of Solomon. The current debates on interpreting Solomon in Kings,
namely whether or not Solomon was depicted negatively from the beginning of his
episode, are investigated.
Chapter 5 examines the discrepancies between the Solomon narratives.
Applying the reliability of Chronicles, this chapter explains the discrepancies by reading
the Solomon narrative of Kings through the lens of Chronicles. This intertextual
investigation seeks to understand Kings' presentation of Solomon from the perspective of
Chapter 6 is the conclusion of this dissertation. This chapter recapitulates the
results of this study from start to finish.||en_US