Second Chronicles continues the postexilic author’s commentary on history. The author showed that God was faithful to His promise to David, whose descendants held the throne of Judah in an unbroken line. The author also evaluated each king by his dedication to God, expressed in his concern for the temple built by Solomon. None of these kings fulfilled God’s promise of a ruler from David’s line destined to establish a righteous, eternal kingdom. So the tiny Jewish community in Judah was to look ahead expectantly, and continue to serve the Lord until the promised Ruler came.
|I.||Solomon, the Temple Builder||2 Chron. 1–9|
|II.||Role Call of Judah’s Kings||2 Chron. 10–36|