Book of Chronicles-2 Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Chronicles-2 Chapter by Chapter Summary.




DATE WRITTEN: 450 – 425 BC



God’s Justice and Forgiveness, History Of Judah Since David


God, David, Solomon, and Kings of Judah


2:1: Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

29:1-3: Hezekiah was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother’s name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah. He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done. In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple of the LORD and repaired them.

36:14: Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

36:23: This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: ‘The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Anyone of his people among you—may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.


According to Jewish traditions, same like the book of Kings, Chronicles were originally one book. The translators of the Greek Version gave them the title, Paralipomena, meaning things left over or things added in a supplement. Implying their use as a continuation to Samuel and Kings. But Chronicles are not merely a repeat of the history already recorded in the books of Samuel and Kings. It contains more detail on the organization of public worship, religious ceremonies and of the relationship of kings to the worship of God. It is an account of history from Adam to exile, written to direct the restoration of the kingdom during the post-exilic period. The book was written to remind the nation of their entire history, and of their position among other nations, emphasizing the history of priestly worship from the death of Saul to the end of the Babylonian captivity. Chronicles-2 gives detail of the history of the Southern Kingdom of Judah, from the kingdom of Solomon to the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Babylonian exile. The decline of Judah is frustrating, but the importance is given to the religious reformers who vigorously seek to turn the people back to God. Little is said about the wicked kings or of the failures of good kings; only goodness is stressed. Almost entire history of the northern kingdom is omitted from the Chronicles because the northern kingdom had no significance on the advancement of the true worship of God in Jerusalem.


Chapter# 1 – Solomon wisdom in Administration. Judah & Israel had peace & prosperity. People of all nations came to hear his wisdom.
Chapter# 2 – Solomon planned to build the temple. King Hiram provides building materials.
Chapter# 3 – Solomon started Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. Description of temple dimensions, Interior and Furnishings
Chapter# 4 – Solomon made the altar, the Sea, and the basins and other furniture for the temple
Chapter# 5 – Preparations for the temple inauguration. The priests brought the ark into the Most Holy Place.
Chapter# 6 – Solomon’s address to the people. Solomon asked the Lord to fill the temple, have mercy & forgive
Chapter# 7 – God Answers With Fire From Heaven. Feast