2 Chronicles

The book of Second Chronicles was written after Judah began to return from their exile in Babylon. It re-tells the history of Judah. It reassures the exiles of God’s faithfulness toward them.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize, Mount Moriah, The Cloud of Glory


SUMMARY

Title

In Hebrew, the book is called Divrei HaYamim, which means “The Matters of the Days.”

In Greek, it is called Παραλειπομένων (“Paralipoménōn”), which means “things left on one side.”

Our title in English comes from the 5th century scholar Jerome. He referred to the book as a chronikon.

Author

The author is unknown, although many have thought that Ezra was the principal writer.

Date

The books of First Chronicles and Second Chronicles were originally one scroll.

The earliest evidence of the division of the book into two is in the Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament, of about 200 BC.

They were written some time after 538 BC. That is, after Judah began to return from the Babylonian exile.

Purpose

The books focus primarily on the history of Judah.

Second Chronicles begins with David’s son Solomon. Then it shifts to the kingdoms of Judah and Israel.

In the last chapter, Judah is destroyed and the people are taken into exile in Babylon.

In the final verses, Persian king Cyrus authorizes the return of the exiles and the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem.

 


OUTLINE

THE REIGN OF SOLOMON

SOLOMON’S WISDOM AND PROSPERITY

2 Chronicles 1:1-17. Solomon asks the LORD God for wisdom

CONSTRUCTING THE TEMPLE

2 Chronicles 2:1-18. Solomon prepares for two construction projects

2 Chronicles 3:1-17. Solomon’s slaves build the temple

2 Chronicles 4:1-22. Opulent furnishings for Solomon’s temple

DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE

2 Chronicles 5:1-14. Moving the Ark of the Covenant to Solomon’s temple

2 Chronicles 6:1-11. Solomon blesses the people

2 Chronicles 6:12-42. Solomon dedicates the temple with a long prayer

2 Chronicles 7:1-10. Solomon dedicates his new temple, continued

2 Chronicles 7:11-22. Blessings and curses

A FANFARE TO SOLOMON

2 Chronicles 8:1-18. Solomon’s accomplishments

2 Chronicles 9:1-12. The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon

2 Chronicles 9:13-28. Solomon’s forbidden wealth

2 Chronicles 9:29-31. Solomon dies

KINGS AFTER SOLOMON

REHOBOAM KING OF ISRAEL

2 Chronicles 10:1-15. King Rehoboam promises to be a cruel authoritarian

2 Chronicles 10:16-19. Israel rejects Rehoboam

2 Chronicles 11:1-4. Rehoboam announces war

2 Chronicles 11:5-17. Rehoboam leads the nation into idolatry

2 Chronicles 11:18-21. Rehoboam’s wives

2 Chronicles 11:22-23. Rehoboam’s nepotism

2 Chronicles 12:1-12. Rehoboam abandons the Law

2 Chronicles 12:13-16. Rehoboam does not seek the LORD God

ABIJAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 13:1-22. Abijah becomes king of Judah

ASA KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 14:1-15. Asa becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 15:1-19. Asa’s religious reforms

2 Chronicles 16:1-14. The final years of king Asa

JEHOSHAPHAT KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 17:1-6. Jehoshaphat becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 17:7-9. Jehoshaphat sends out teachers of the faith

2 Chronicles 17:10-19. The nation grows strong

2 Chronicles 18:1-8. Jehoshaphat makes an alliance with Ahab

2 Chronicles 18:9-27. Micaiah prophesies against war

2 Chronicles 18:28-34. Ahab dies

2 Chronicles 19:1-11. Jehoshaphat evangelizes his nation

2 Chronicles 20:1-2. The army of Edom will attack

2 Chronicles 20:3-30. Jehoshaphat meets the enemy with a choir

2 Chronicles 20:31-37. Summary of the reign of Jehoshaphat

JEHORAM KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 21:1-20. Jehoram becomes king of Judah

AHAZIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 22:1-9. Ahaziah becomes king of Judah

ATHALIAH QUEEN OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 22:10-12. Athaliah becomes queen of Judah

JOASH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 23:1-11. Jehoiada stages a violent revolution

2 Chronicles 23:12-15. Jehoiada murders queen Athaliah

2 Chronicles 23:16-21. . Jehoiada mandates religious conformity

2 Chronicles 24:1-15. Joash restores the temple

2 Chronicles 24:16-22. Joash promotes idol worship

2 Chronicles 24:23-27. Joash is assassinated

AMAZIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 25:1-26. Amaziah becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 25:27-28. Amaziah is assassinated

UZZIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 26:1-15. Uzziah becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 26:16-23. Uzziah’s pride is his downfall

JOTHAM KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 27:1-9. Jotham becomes king of Judah

AHAZ KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 28:1-21. Ahaz becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 28:22-27. Ahaz locks people out of the temple

HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 29:1-3. Hezekiah becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 29:4-19. Hezekiah reopens the temple

2 Chronicles 29:20-36. Hezekiah hosts a grand rededication ceremony

2 Chronicles 30:1-27. Hezekiah celebrates the Passover

2 Chronicles 31:1-21. Hezekiah reestablishes proper worship

2 Chronicles 32:1-8. Sennacherib invades Judah

2 Chronicles 32:9-19. Sennacherib threatens Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 32:20-23. The LORD God rescues Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 32:24-33. Hezekiah’s final years

MANASSEH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 33:1-20. Manasseh becomes king of Judah

AMON KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 33:21-24. Amon becomes king of Judah

JOSIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 33:25. Josaiah becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 34:1-7. Josiah becomes king of Judah

2 Chronicles 34:8-21. Hilkiah finds the scroll of the Torah

2 Chronicles 34:22-28. Josiah consults Huldah the prophetess

2 Chronicles 34:29-33. Josiah reforms the nation

2 Chronicles 35:1-19. Josiah celebrates the Passover

2 Chronicles 35:20-27. Josiah is killed in battle

JEHOAHAZ KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 36:1-4. Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah

JEHOIAKIM KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 36:5-8. Jehoiakim becomes king of Judah

JEHOIACHIN KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 36:9-10. Jehoiachin becomes king of Judah

ZEDEKIAH KING OF JUDAH

2 Chronicles 36:11-16. Zedekiah becomes king of Judah

THE FALL OF JERUSALEM

2 Chronicles 36:17-19. The Fall of Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 36:20-23. Seventy years of exile in Babylon

 


MEMORIZE

2 Chronicles 6:1. Then Solomon prayed, “O LORD, you have said that you would live in a thick cloud of darkness.” (NLT translation)

2 Chronicles 7:14. if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 12:14. He did that which was evil, because he didn’t set his heart to seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 15:7. But you be strong, and don’t let your hands be slack; for your work will be rewarded.

2 Chronicles 16:9a. For the LORD’s eyes run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

2 Chronicles 25:2. Amaziah did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight, but not wholeheartedly. (NLT translation)

2 Chronicles 27:6. Jotham continued to grow strong because he lived resolutely in the presence of the LORD, his God. (NAB translation)

2 Chronicles 31:21. In every work that he began in the service of God’s house, in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.

2 Chronicles 33:10. The LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people; but they didn’t listen.

2 Chronicles 36:15. The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending, because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place.

Great verses to memorize from the entire Bible

 


2 CHRONICLES

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize, Mount Moriah, The Cloud of Glory

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


 

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