Author: Ezra Theme: A Spiritual Perspective
- 1 Chronicles contains the shortest verse in the Old Testament (1:25) and one of the strangest verses (26:18).
- 1 and 2 Chronicles make more mention of nonbiblical books (twelve) than any other books in the Bible (i.e., book of Nathan, book of Gad).
- 1 and 2 Chronicles review the history of man from Adam to Cyrus, covering a period of about 3,500 years.
- 1 Chronicles contains the only recorded instance of someone sitting down while praying (17:16).
- 1 Chronicles contains far more listings of genealogies than are found in any other book of the Bible.
- 1 Chronicles 21:1 refers to Satan by name for the first time in Scripture.
- 1 Chronicles is not directly quoted anywhere in the New Testament.
- The first nine chapters of 1 Chronicles are the most extensive listings of genealogies in the Bible.
- “Seek the Lord” is a recurring statement and theme in 1 Chronicles.
- The name David is recorded more than 180 times in this book.
The history of the chosen people is related afresh in a new manner, and from a new standpoint. While the same events are recorded, they are viewed from a different standpoint. In Samuel and Kings we have the facts of history; here we have the divine words and thoughts about these facts. In the former books they are regarded from a man’s standpoint; here they are viewed from a divine standpoint. —E. W. Bullinger
The book of Chronicles is occupied from beginning to end with magnifying God, and giving Him His right place in Israel. —Robert Lee
First impressions can be misleading. In the case of Chronicles they usually are. . . . What seems at a casual glance to be a re-telling of Samuel/Kings turns out to be something more than a mere repeat. . . . Its object is the fostering of a right relationship between God and His people. —Michael Wilcox
The familiar story of David numbering the tribes and bringing grave consequences upon the people as a result of his sin is recorded in chapter 21. The threshing floor of Ornan that David bought and where he offered a sacrifice was located on Mount Moriah. This was the same place where Abraham offered up his son Isaac (Gen. 22:2), and where Solomon later built the temple (2 Chron. 3:1). The Jews believe that the altar of burnt offering in the temple at Jerusalem was situated on the exact site of the altar on which Abraham intended to sacrifice Isaac. Today a Muslim mosque, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, is situated on this site.
Christ can be found in 1 Chronicles as:
The Reigning King
Lasseigne, Jeff. Unlocking the Scriptures: What the Bible Is, How We Got It, and Why We Can Trust It (Kindle Locations 2539-2566). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.