Book of 2 Chronicles

1. Book of 2 Chronicles

Summary of the
Book of 2 Chronicles

The book of 2nd Chronicles is a Narrative History.

2. 2nd Chronicles
2 Chronicles – People’s Bible Commentary

The key personalities are King Solomon, the queen of Sheba, Rehoboam, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, Joash, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah.

It was written to emphasize the blessings of the righteous kings and to expose the sins of the wicked kings.

It parallels some parts of 1st and 2nd Kings. Like 1st Chronicles, it is written from the viewpoint of a priest who spoke from spiritual perspectives, including revivals. It too, was written after the exile and focuses on correct worship to YHWH.

Chapters 1-9 – Teach the details of the reign of King Solomon. It covers the wisdom of Solomon, the building and construction of the temple in Jerusalem, which was dedicated to the Lord God.

3. Jeroboams Revolt
Jeroboam had fled to Egypt decades prior to the war after he was discovered to be plotting to rule over ten of the twelve Tribes of Israel, and lived under the protection of the pharaoh Shishak, probably Shoshenq I. Following the news of Solomon’s death in 931 BCE, Jeroboam ventured back to the kingdoms of Israel, now under the rule of Solomon’s son Rehoboam.

And My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land (7:14).

Chapters 10-36 – describes the events in the split of the nation of Israel. The nation split into two kingdoms: North and South. The Northern Kingdom revolted against King Rehoboam, and took a new king; his name was Jeroboam.

2nd Chronicles focuses mainly from here, on the events of the Southern Kingdom. These include 20 kings and are a dynasty from King David.

These chapters describe the events all the way up through the Northern Kingdom and its captivity to Babylon. Nevertheless, the mercy of the Lord is seen in the last two verses of this book.

Cyprus, King of Persia declares that the remnant of Israel may return to Jerusalem, “In order to fulfill the word of the LORD” (36:22).

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