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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

2 Chronicles

- 2 Chronicles

by Frederick Brotherton Meyer

Outline of the Books of Chronicles

The History of the Covenant

I. The Genealogies of the Tribes of Israel, I Chronicles 1-9

II. The Kings of the United Kingdom,1 Chronicles 10:1-13.10.14; 1 Chronicles 10:1-13.10.14 - 2 Chronicles 9:1-14.9.31

1. Saul , 1 Chronicles 10:1-13.10.14

2. David , I Chronicles 11-29

3. Solomon , II Chronicles 1-9

III. The Kings of Judah, 2 Chronicles 10:1-14.36.23

1. Rehoboam , 2 Chronicles 10:1-14.10.19 ; 2 Chronicles 11:1-14.11.23 ; 2 Chronicles 12:1-14.12.16

2. Abijah , 2 Chronicles 13:1-14.13.22

3. Asa , 2 Chronicles 14:1-14.14.15 ; 2 Chronicles 15:1-14.15.19 ; 2 Chronicles 16:1-14.16.14

4. Jehoshaphat , 2 Chronicles 17:1-14.17.19 ; 2 Chronicles 18:1-14.18.34 ; 2 Chronicles 19:1-14.19.11 ; 2 Chronicles 20:1-14.20.37

5. Jehoram , 2 Chronicles 21:1-14.21.20

6. Ahaziah , 2 Chronicles 22:1-14.22.12

7. Joash , 2 Chronicles 23:1-14.23.21 ; 2 Chronicles 24:1-14.24.27

8. Amaziah , 2 Chronicles 25:1-14.25.28

9. Uzziah , 2 Chronicles 26:1-14.26.23

10. Jotham , 2 Chronicles 27:1-14.27.9

11. Ahaz , 2 Chronicles 28:1-14.28.27

12. Hezekiah , 2 Chronicles 29:1-14.29.36 ; 2 Chronicles 30:1-14.30.27 ; 2 Chronicles 31:1-14.31.21 ; 2 Chronicles 32:1-14.32.33

13. Manasseh , 2 Chronicles 33:1-14.33.25

14. Josiah , 2 Chronicles 34:1-14.34.33 ; 2 Chronicles 35:1-14.35.27

15. Jehoahaz , 2 Chronicles 36:1-14.36.3

16. Jehoiakim , 2 Chronicles 36:4-14.36.8

17. Jehoiachin , 2 Chronicles 36:9-14.36.10

18. Zedekiah , 2 Chronicles 36:11-14.36.13

19. The Captivity , 2 Chronicles 36:14-14.36.21

Introduction

The books of Kings and Chronicles are often regarded as much alike, but there are marked differences between them. The books of Kings present mainly political annals from the time of Solomon to the fall of Jerusalem. The northern and southern kingdoms receive equal attention. The books of Chronicles cover a much longer period, longer indeed than that surveyed by any other portion of Scripture. They are a summary of religious history from the creation of the world down to the time when they were written, subsequent to the Captivity. From the time of the division of the kingdom the history of Judah only is recorded, the writer’s purpose excluding any account of apostate Israel.

The books are drawn from a great variety of sources, many of which are named in the text. Though it is impossible to determine the author with certainty, probability strongly favors Ezra.