Theme: God Keeps His Word
- 2 Chronicles records the largest army actually ever assembled: one million soldiers (14:9).
- 2 Chronicles records the youngest king who ever ruled, Joash, who was only seven years old (24:1).
- 1 and 2 Chronicles heavily emphasize the various elements of worship: the temple, its services, priests, Levites, singers, musicians, and so on.
- 2 Chronicles opens with the building of the first temple and closes with the decree to rebuild the second temple.
- 2 Chronicles is not directly quoted anywhere in the New Testament.
- 2 Chronicles 33 records the conversion of Israel’s most wicked king, Manasseh.
- 2 Chronicles is the last book of the Hebrew Bible.
- 2 Chronicles ends with Judah going into their Babylonian captivity. After their restoration from that captivity, Judah never worshiped idols again!
- The closing verses of 2 Chronicles (36:22–23) are also the opening verses of Ezra (1:1–3).
- In 2 Chronicles, the word house, referring to the house of the Lord, is mentioned nearly 150 times.
1 and 2 Chronicles are the “epitome of the Old Testament.” —Jerome
Put all this together, and the truth of the Word of God will appear, those who honor Me I will honor, but those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed. —Matthew Henry
The message of Chronicles is “messianic”; that is, it looks forward to the coming King who will rule over God’s people forever. . . . In the New Testament, we learn that this King’s name is Jesus. —John Sailhamer
Second Chronicles 32 records the story of Hezekiah’s tunnel. The king wanted to have water provisions available for the city in the case of an outside siege or attack. This 1,700-foot-long tunnel brought water from the Gihon Spring in the Kidron Valley to Jerusalem. In 1880 a young boy discovered the old tunnel while he was playing in the water. The tunnel still functions today, and if you visit Jerusalem, you can walk inside of it.
Christ can be found in 2 Chronicles as:
The Perfect King
Lasseigne, Jeff. Unlocking the Scriptures: What the Bible Is, How We Got It, and Why We Can Trust It (Kindle Locations 2569-2590). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.