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PARALIPOMENON

The Vulgate title for the two books of the Chronicles. St. Jerome took over the title from the Greek Septuagint, which reads, "things left out," implying that the books are supplementary to the first and second Book of Kings. The aim of the author of Paralipomenon was to encourage his fellow countrymen to be faithful to the law, especially regarding worship in the Temple of Jerusalem.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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