TODAY'S NEW bible
We are currently
surveying the entire Old Testament, one Book at a time. Today it's the Book of
Second Chronicles. You can read
Lessons, being archived daily, by "clicking"
Those that have been written thus far, I mean. Enjoy!
Second Chronicles was once
"joined" to First Chronicles, forming just one Book of the
Bible. The same can be said for Kings, both First and Second,
right along with Samuel for that matter.
I'm glad we have them just like
they are, much easier to study and digest. Every bit of every
sentence inspired of God!
Second Chronicles, today's
"study," covers a time period of 427 years, according to my
Scofield Bible. We can be that precise because the lengths, the
time spans, of the reigns of the specific Kings are clearly
enumerated in the text. Over four centuries of history!
The first nine chapters of First
Chronicles' thirty-six chapters discusses the reign of King
Solomon, Son of King David and Father of King Rehoboam. Most of
these chapters also highlight the building of the Temple.
Including Solomon's dedication prayer for the Temple, chapter
six, the longest prayer in the Bible!
Then chapters ten through Book's
end discuss the remaining Kings of Judah, largely because they
reign over the City of Jerusalem. Remember, the Chronicles have
a "priestly" interest in society, worshipping God.
Yes, for some reason King
Rehoboam gets a lot of attention, too. He was not as wise as his
Father. Chapters ten through twelve, all about Rehoboam!
Next come synopses, summaries, of
King Abijah and then his son Asa, their administrations.
Followed by King Jehoshaphat, then his son Jehoram. Then rules
Ahaziah, still in the same family line, the dynasty of David!
Yes, one king after another, some
good and some bad and some in-between! All the way down to
Zedekiah, the last man on Judah's Throne before Nebuchadnezzar
enslaved the whole Nation, taking them away to Babylon!
One could say Second Chronicles
takes us from the time of the Building of Solomon's Temple ...
right up to the rebuilding of the Temple of Zerubbabel, the post
captivity temple of Israel.
Second Chronicles, the story of a
disintegrating nation, for the most part a backslidden people.
Beware nations yet today!
God still honors Righteousness.
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
While we are not given the name
of the human "writer" of this Book, we can accurately call him
the "chronicler!" Though some have guessed Ezra to be the
historian who left us this material, this accurate history.
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completed Psalm 23
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