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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(דִּבְדֵי הִיָּמִים, dibrey' hay-yamim', words [or acts] of the days, 1 Kings 14:19, Sept. ῥήματα τών ἡμερῶν, Vulg. verba dierum; 1 Chronicles 27:24, βιβλίον λόγων, fasti; Esther 6:1, μνημόσυνα , annales; 1 Esdras 2:12, ὑπομνηματισμοί ; 1 Maccabees 16:24, βιβλίον ἡμερῶν ), journals or diaries, i.e. the record of the daily occurrences; the name originally given to the record made by the appointed historiographers in the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, usually called more simply "book of the kings of Israel and Judah" (1 Chronicles 9:1); so also of separate sovereigns, e.g. Solomon (1 Kings 11:41), Jehu (2 Chronicles 20:34), etc. (See HISTORY).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Chronicles'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/c/chronicles.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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