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The Davidic Heart in Chronicles
Dr. Troy Cudworth has taught Biblical Hebrew at The John Leland Center for three years. Recently his article "The Davidic Heart in Chronicles" was published in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
"Although the books of Samuel and Kings often praise David for having a good heart, they never actually explain what he did by that good heart. The Chronicler, on the other hand, uses the words לב/לבב frequently to show that the kings of Israel’s past prospered when they had a heart for the temple like David."