Second Chronicles begins where First Chronicles ends. It describes the rule of King Solomon, records the revolt of the northern tribes led by Jeroboam against Rehoboam, King Solomon's son and successor, and continues an account of the history of the kingdom of Judah until the fall of Jerusalem in 586 b.c.
Outline of Contents
The reign of Solomon (1.1—9.31)
a. The early years (1.1-17)
b. The Temple is built (2.1—7.10)
c. The later years (7.11—9.31)
The revolt of the northern tribes (10.1-19)
The kings of Judah (11.1—36.12)
The fall of Jerusalem (36.13-23)
Second Chronicles continues the story of the kingdom of Judah. King David's importance is also apparent in 2 Chronicles where his son and heir, Solomon, is highly praised while the kings of the northern kingdom, Israel, are mostly ignored. Hezekiah and Josiah, two kings of Judah who shared David's enthusiasm for proper worship practices, receive special attention.