Assignments: Explain the difference between the theological bias of the books of Kings and Chronicles. Use specific scriptures regarding king Manasseh to illustrate your point.
LaSor, William Sanford, David Allan Hubbard, Frederic William Bush. Old Testament Survey: the Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament Second Edition. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996.
Vanhoozer, Kevin J. Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book by Book Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.
Preview of the Answer.
The Books of Kings and Chronicles are based on the perception of heavenly revelation. These Old Testament books are highly associated with similar characteristics and differences including plentiful use of historical and literary sources by the writers instead of writing by divine inspiration and portrayal of Israel history with notable biases (LaSor, William Sanford et.al.). From a theological point of view, the two books share vast similarities and differences. Considerably, both books pay considerate attention to the worship of Yahweh and the temple in Jerusalem. Each writing praise the reigns.