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Two Views of King Manasseh|
Read 2 Kings 21:1-18; 23:24-27; 24:3-4; Jeremiah 15:1-4; and 2 Chronicles 33:1-20.
What things did the Chronicler delete from Kings version of Manasseh? Add? Change? Why did the Chronicler make these changes? What is the function of Manasseh’s story within the book of Chronicles? What does Manasseh’s story in Chronicles say to faithful readers?
What most surprised you in these readings? Why? What troubled you? Why? How do the Kings storymakers interpret Manasseh’s responsibility for
Summarize the implications of your observations with respect to interpreting Manasseh in Kings and in Chronicles.
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