|1||Chronology: Seth-Abr.; k. Edom||11||David made king; city & men of D.||21||Census, against God's plan|
|2||Family of Israel||12||Army expanded; Army at Hebron||22||David prepares for the temple|
|3||Family of David, Solomon, et al||13||Ark moved from Kirjath Jearim||23||Levite families|
|4||Family of Judah||14||David in Jerusalem; Philist. defeat.||24||Priest families|
|5||Families: Reuben, Gad, Manass.||15||Ark taken to Jerusalem||25||Musicians|
|6||Family of Levi; musicians; Aaron||16||Ark in tabernacle; D's song; worship||26||Gatekeepers; Levites, et al|
|7||Family of Issachar||17||Covenant with David||27||Military and civil leaders|
|8||Fam. of Benjamin, Ephriam et al||18||More conquests; administration||28||Solomon to build temple|
|9||Israel recorded; those in Jerusalem||19||Messengers embarrassed; war||29||Offering; praise; Solomon k|
|10||Death of Saul and sons||20||Rabbah taken; giants||-||-|
|1||Solomon granted wisdom||13||Abijah king, Judah against Jerebo.||25||Amaziah partly good|
|2||Preparation to build temple||14||Asa King of Judah did right||26||Uzziah, punished by leprosy|
|3||Temple built||15||Reform of Asa||27||Jotham, good king|
|4||Articles to furnish temple||16||Asa rejects prophet and the Lord||28||Ahaz, as bad kings of Israel|
|5||Ark brought to temple||17||Jehoshaphat is faithful||29||Hezekiah purifies temple|
|6||Blessing; dedication prayer||18||J. helps Ahab who dies in battle||30||Passover celebrated by Hezekiah|
|7||Dedication; Lord appears||19||J. reproved; appoints judges||31||Contributions for priests|
|8||Slaves; married daughter of Ph.||20||Lord fights battle & J. apostatizes||32||Threat to Jerus. of Sennacherib|
|9||Queen of Sheba, death of Sol.||21||Jehoram king Judah; kills bros.||33||Manesseh did evil, and repented|
|10||Israel rebels against Rehoboam||22||Ahaziah wicked; Athaliah& Joash||34||Josiah; reformation; book of law|
|11||Defenses of Judah, priests come||23||Joash installed by priest Jeohiada||35||Passover celebrated; death|
|12||Jerusalem attacked||24||Joash repairs temple; turns evil||36||Final kings, Jerusalem dest; Cyrus|
Chronicles was not written to supplement these former works, nor was it simply a rewriting. These books offer a fresh interpretation of Israel's monarchy. Samuel and Kings addressed the exilic community and explained why Israel's monarchy failed. Chronicles addressed the restored community and explained that GOD still had a purpose for Israel. Chronicles was written from a priestly perspective, whereas Samuel and Kings were written from a prophetic perspective. 1.
Chronicles attempts a comprehensive history, beginning with Adam, but Samuel and Kings are limited to the time of the monarchy. In the Book of Kings, Judah still awaits release from captivity, but Chronicles ends with the decree of Cyrus anticipating Judah's return. 2.
Chronicles features David and the kings of Judah and avoids commenting on the Northern Kingdom. Even the reign of Saul is treated as a preamble to David's accession. Chronicles tells the positive contributions of David and Solomon and omits unflattering events in their reigns. 3.
The palace is center stage in Samuel and Kings, but the temple is central in Chronicles. For the Chronicler the lasting contribution of the kings was religious. Samuel and Kings condemn sin and urge repentance, but Chronicles encourages the faithful to make a new start. 4.
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