Chronicles

Chronicles (Kron´i-kuhlz)

The First and Second Books of the, the thirteenth and fourteenth books of the OT. They offer a compendium of Israel’s history, with accounts that parallel much of the material in 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. There is, however, more interest in genealogy, and the history is related from a priestly perspective strongly loyal to the centrality of the Jerusalem Temple. First and Second Chronicles are closely related to the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which extend the account of Israel’s history into postexilic times.

Outline of Contents

1 and 2 Chronicles

I. Genealogies from Adam to Saul (1Chr 1:1-9:44)

A. Adam to the sons of Israel (1Chr 1:1-2:2)

B. Genealogies of the twelve tribes (1Chr 2:3-8:40)

C. List of returned exiles dwelling in Jerusalem (1Chr 9:1-34)

D. Repetition of Saul’s genealogy (1Chr 9:35-44)

II. The reign of David (1Chr 10:1-29:30)

A. Saul’s demise and David’s accession (1Chr 10:1-11:3)

B. Military events and religious concerns characterizing David’s reign (1Chr 11:4-20:8)

C. David’s preparations for building the Temple (1Chr 21:1-28:21)

D. Solomon’s accession and David’s death (1Chr 29:1-30)

III. The reign of Solomon (2Chr 1:1-9:31)

A. Solomon’s endowment with wisdom (2Chr 1:1-17)

B. Building and dedication of the Temple (2Chr 2:1-7:22)

C. Other activities of Solomon; his death (2Chr 8:1-9:31)

IV. The Davidic monarchy to the exile (2Chr 10:1-36:23)

A. Division of the kingdom and reign of Rehoboam (2Chr 10:1-12:16)

B. Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram (2Chr 13:1-21:20)

C. Ahaziah, Athaliah, and Joash (2Chr 22:1-24:27)

D. Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz (2Chr 25:1-28:27)

E. Hezekiah: reform and Assyrian invasion (2Chr 29:1-32:33)

F. Manasseh and Amon (2Chr 33:1-25)

G. Josiah: reform and discovery of the law book (2Chr 34:1-35:27)

H. The last kings of Judah: Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah (2Chr 36:1-23)

1Chr 1:1-9:44

From Adam to Abraham
1Adam, Seth, Enosh;2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared;3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.5The descendants of Japheth: Gomer, Ma ... View more

1Chr 1:1-2:2

From Adam to Abraham
1Adam, Seth, Enosh;2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared;3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.5The descendants of Japheth: Gomer, Ma ... View more

1Chr 2:3-8:40

3The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, and Shelah; these three the Canaanite woman Bath-shua bore to him. Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, ... View more

1Chr 9:1-34

1So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their ... View more

1Chr 9:35-44

The Family of King Saul
35In Gibeon lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, and the name of his wife was Maacah.36His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, ... View more

1Chr 10:1-29:30

Death of Saul and His Sons
1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.2The Ph ... View more

1Chr 10:1-11:3

Death of Saul and His Sons
1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.2The Ph ... View more

1Chr 11:4-20:8

Jerusalem Captured
4David and all Israel marched to Jerusalem, that is Jebus, where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.5The inhabitants of Jebus sa ... View more

1Chr 21:1-28:21

The Census and Plague
1Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel.2So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Go ... View more

1Chr 29:1-30

Offerings for Building the Temple
1King David said to the whole assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is young and inexperienced, and the work i ... View more

2Chr 1:1-9:31

Solomon Requests Wisdom
1Solomon son of David established himself in his kingdom; the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.2Solomon summoned ... View more

2Chr 1:1-17

Solomon Requests Wisdom
1Solomon son of David established himself in his kingdom; the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.2Solomon summoned ... View more

2Chr 2:1-7:22

Preparations for Building the Temple
1 Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the Lord, and a royal palace for himself.2 Solomon conscripted seventy ... View more

2Chr 8:1-9:31

Various Activities of Solomon
1At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon had built the house of the Lord and his own house,2Solomon rebuilt the cities th ... View more

2Chr 10:1-36:23

The Revolt against Rehoboam
1Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was i ... View more

2Chr 10:1-12:16

The Revolt against Rehoboam
1Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was i ... View more

2Chr 13:1-21:20

Abijah Reigns over Judah
1In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, Abijah began to reign over Judah.2He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name ... View more

2Chr 22:1-24:27

Ahaziah's Reign
1The inhabitants of Jerusalem made his youngest son Ahaziah king as his successor; for the troops who came with the Arabs to the camp had killed ... View more

2Chr 25:1-28:27

Reign of Amaziah
1Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Je ... View more

2Chr 29:1-32:33

Reign of Hezekiah
1Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty-five years old; he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abijah daughter o ... View more

2Chr 33:1-25

Reign of Manasseh
1Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign; he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.2He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord ... View more

2Chr 34:1-35:27

Reign of Josiah
1Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.2He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, an ... View more

2Chr 36:1-23

Reign of Jehoahaz
1The people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king to succeed his father in Jerusalem.2Jehoahaz was twenty-three years old ... View more

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