What was Considered to be Apostasy by the Chronicler, and how does it Relate to Deuteronomic Law?

Louis Jonker


It is well-known that the Chronicler used very specific terminology to give expression to what was considered to be apostasy. The term מעל is very prominent in this regard (although it never occurs in the Vorlage of Samuel-Kings, and only once in Deut 32:51), as well as the expression “not to seek (with דרש or בקש) Yahweh” (which does occur frequently in Deuteronomy and Samuel-Kings). The present paper will investigate these occurrences in Chronicles in order to determine what was considered to be apostasy by the Chronicler, as well as to see how this relates to Deuteronomic law.


Apostasy by the Chronicler; Deuteronomic Law; Vorlage of Samuel-Kings

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25159/1013-8471/3123


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