Nobile Marco ,
La Pasqua del re Ezechia (2 Cr 30) ,
Antonianum, 67/2-3 (1992) p. 177-197
SUMMARY: The episode narrated by 2Cr 30, the paschal celebration on the part of King Ezechias, has not yet received a satisfactory interpretation. Some attach to it a historical value, others deny it. The present study intends to make an ulterior checkout to the problem, offering a contribution towards its solution. The problem is not solved on the basis of an option in favour or against the authenticity of the text, but rather on the departure from a methodological premise that should give a priority role to the theological-literary project of the chronistic compiler. It is only in this picture that one can attain an adequate interpretation of the Ezechian pasch, and, as a corollary, it is only within the redactional framework of the Chronicler that one can obtain not only a historical information in a sense to us contemporary, but also a theological statement on history.