Reflections on 2 Chronicles

Much like I mentioned back in the Reflection post on 1 Chronicles, this is primarily a rehash of  those events, this time without the inclusion of the kings of Israel alongside the kings of Judah. The women mentioned in this book are also in both 1 Kings and 2 Kings and you can find them in those posts along with my initial thoughts on what … Continue reading Reflections on 2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 29-36: Into ruins

While this set of chapters start off well with a few kings who do the right thing, they’re eventually succeeded by a set who do all the wrong things and get so bad that God allows Nebuchadnezzar to come in and take them all away and destroy everything. But as with the rest of the Chronicles, this also rehashes information from prior books. This set … Continue reading 2 Chronicles 29-36: Into ruins

2 Chronicles 17- 20: Jehoshaphat

Back in 1 Kings, Jehoshaphat was in just the one chapter and only had one battle mentioned but this has so much more about him. Chapter seventeen Jehoshaphat is introduced as Asa’s son and the new king upon his death. We did see him back in 1 Kings 22 but nothing so in depth as this chapter. We get some details on the type of … Continue reading 2 Chronicles 17- 20: Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 10-16: Rehoboam, Abijah, and Asa

2 Chronicles carries on recounting or simply giving a parallel account of what happened in 1 Kings but it’s not as straightforward as the last few. There are some extras in some chapters and other things that are glossed over or not mentioned at all, like the kings of Israel. Yep, the split happens in these chapters like the ones they correspond to in 1 … Continue reading 2 Chronicles 10-16: Rehoboam, Abijah, and Asa

2 Chronicles 1-9: King Solomon

As with 1 Chronicles, this seems to mostly be a rehash of events we already heard about. This time the stories being retold are from 1 Kings. Chapter one Most of the chapter surrounds Solomon’s request for wisdom that was also featured in 1 Kings 3. It’s worded a little different, but the sentiment is basically the same. The following chapters are parallel accounts of what … Continue reading 2 Chronicles 1-9: King Solomon

Reflections on 1 Chronicles

So, normally I try to break a reflection post down into some major parts of the book and mention some notable women, but this book is different for that. Mainly because there are two other sources already made for this. All the women mentioned in this book (for the most part) are mentioned in First or  Second Samuel. Some exceptions are the women of the Genealogies but you can … Continue reading Reflections on 1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 10-22: Exploits of David

I know, we’ve covered most of this ground already so this is going to be a quick recap of most of 2 Samuel and some extras that weren’t an essential part of that story. Chapter ten This chapter recounts the events of 1 Samuel 31, when Saul takes his own life after losing a battle. Chapter eleven First, there is Israel acknowledging David as their king … Continue reading 1 Chronicles 10-22: Exploits of David