The two Books of Chronicles are a commentary on the history of the Hebrew kingdom, probably written about 450 B.C. The author focused on David’s line, which ruled continuously in the kingdom of Judah. He developed the great themes of the Davidic promise, the significance of the temple and of wholehearted devotion to God. Together the Books of the Chronicles explain the fall of the Hebrew kingdoms, and offer hope to the struggling Jewish community in Judah. God is faithful to His promises, and Someone from David’s line would one day restore the glory that had been lost.
|I.||Names and Genealogies||1 Chron. 1:1–10:14|
|II.||The Reign of David||1 Chron. 11:1–29:30|