Shepherd's Notes: Chronicles

List of Margin Icons Used in 1 and 2 Chronicles

Shepherd's Notes. Placed at the end of each section, a capsule statement provides the reader with the essence of the message of that section.

Old Testament Reference. Used when the writer refers to Old Testament passages or when Old Testament passages illuminate a text.

New Testament Reference. Used when the writer refers to New Testament passages that are related to or have a bearing on the passage's understanding or interpretation.

Historical Background. To indicate historical, cultural, geographical, or biographical information that sheds light on the understanding or interpretation of a passage.

Personal Application. Used when the text provides a personal or universal application of truth.

Word Picture. Indicates that the meaning of a specific word or phrase is illustrated so as to shed light on it.

Winfried Corduan, ed.*, Shepherd's Notes: 1 & 2 Chronicles. Broadman & Holman, 1998.

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*Being the "editor" of this volume actually meant writing the text as well as preparing the charts and helps.

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