2 Chronicles
The Bible Book by Book
I. The Reign of Solomon, Chs. 1-9.

1. Building of the temple, Cha. 1-4.

2. Dedication of the temple, Chs. 5-7.

3. Solomon's greatness and wealth, Chs. 8-9.

II. Judah After the Revolt of the Ten Tribes, Chs. 10-36.

1. Reign of Rehoboam, Chs. 10-12.

2. Victory of Abijah, Chs. 13.

3. Reign of Asa, Chs. 14-16.

4. Reign of Jehoshaphat, Chs. 21-28.

5. Reign of Hezekiah, Chs. 29-32.

6. Reign of Manasseh and Amon, Ch. 33.

7. Reign of Josiah, Chs. 34-35.

8. The captivity, Ch, 36.

For Study and Discussion. (1) The great men of David. (2) The different victories won by David. (3) The dedication of the temple, especially the prayer. (4) The wealth and follies of Solomon. (5) The scripture and God's house as a means and source of all information, see: (a) Asa's restoration of the altar and its vessels, (b) Jehoshaphat's teaching the people God's law, (c) Joash and God's restored house, (d) The reforms Of Josiah. (6) The reign of Manasseh. (7) The nature of the worship of Judah. (8) The captivity. (9) The value of true religion to a nation. (10) The evil results of idolatry.

For the Outline Study of the Bible by Books by J.B. TIDELL, A.M., D.D. Professor of Biblical Literature in Baylor University, Waco, Texas
2 Chronicles 1. Solomon's Prayer for Wisdom at Gibeon

1. The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon
7. Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God
13. Solomon's forces and wealth

2 Chronicles 2. Solomon Prepares to Build a Temple and Palace

1. Solomon's laborers for the building of the temple
3. His ambassage to Huram for workmen and provisions
11. Huram sends him a kind answer
2 Chronicles 3. Solomon Builds the Temple in Jerusalem

1. The place and time of building the temple
3. The measure and ornaments of the house
11. The cherubim
14. The veil and pillars

2 Chronicles 4. Temple Furnishings

1. The altar of brass
2. The molten sea upon twelve oxen
6. The ten lavers, candlesticks, and tables
9. The courts, and the instruments of brass
19. The instruments of gold

2 Chronicles 5. Ark Brought into the Temple; God's Glory

1. The dedicated treasures
2. The solemn induction of the ark into the oracle
11. God being praised, gives a visible sign of his favor

2 Chronicles 6. Solomon's Prayer of Temple Dedication

1. Solomon, having blessed the people, blessed God
12. Solomon's prayer in the consecration of the temple, upon the bronze platform.

2 Chronicles 7. Fire from Heaven; Glory in the Temple; Feast of Dedication; God's Promise

1. God having given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven,
2. and glory in the temple, the people worship him
4. Solomon's solemn sacrifice
8. Solomon having kept the feasts of tabernacles and dedication, dismisses the people
12. God appearing to Solomon, gives him promises upon condition

2 Chronicles 8. Solomon's Additional Accomplishments

1. Solomon's buildings
7. The remaining Canaanites, Solomon makes tributaries, but the Israelites rulers
11. Pharaoh's daughter removes to her house
12. Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices
14. He appoints the priests and Levites to their places
17. The navy fetches gold from Ophir

2 Chronicles 9. Visit of the Queen of Sheba; Solomon's Splendor and Death

1. The queen of sheba admires the wisdom of Solomon
13. Solomon's revenue in gold
15. His targets and shields
17. The throne of ivory
20. His vessels
23. His presents
25. His chariots and horse
26. His tributes
29. His reign and death

2 Chronicles 10. Israelites Rebel against Rehoboam

1. The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam,
3. by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him,
6. Rehoboam, refusing the old mens' counsel, answers them roughly,
16. Ten tribes revolting, kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam flee

2 Chronicles 11. Rehoboam's Reign over Judah; Rehoboam's Family

1. Rehoboam raising an army to subdue Israel, is forbidden by Shemaiah
5. He strengthens his kingdom with forts and provisions
13. The priests and Levites, and such as feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam,
17. strengthen the kingdom of Judah
18. The wives and children of Rehoboam

2 Chronicles 12. Rehoboam Punished, Shishak Plunders Judah

1. Rehoboam, forsaking the Lord, is punished by Shishak
5. He and the princes, repenting at the preaching of Shemaiah,
7. are delivered from destruction, but not from spoil
13. The reign and death of Rehoboam

2 Chronicles 13. Abijah succeeds Rehoboam; Civil War against Jeroboam

1. Abijah succeeding makes war against Jeroboam
4. he declares the right of his cause
13. Trusting in God, he overcomes Jeroboam
21. The wives and children of Abijah

2 Chronicles 14. Asa Becomes King of Judah, Destroys Idolatry

1. Asa following, destroys idolatry
6. having peace, he strengthens his kingdom with forts and armies
9. Calling of God, he overthrows Zerah, and spoils the Ethiopians

2 Chronicles 15. Azariah Warns Asa; Asa's Reforms

1. Asa, with Judah and many of Israel, moved by the prophecy of Azariah,
12. make a solemn covenant with God
16. He puts down Maachah his grandmother for idolatry
18. He brings dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoys a long peace.

2 Chronicles 16. Asa diverts Baasha from Building Ramah, Imprisons Hanani the Prophet

1. Asa, by the aid of the Syrians, diverts Baasha from building Ramah
7. Being reproved thereof by Hanani, he puts him in prison
11. Among his other acts in his disease he seeks not to God, but to the physicians
13. His death and burial

2 Chronicles 17. Jehoshaphat Succeeds Asa, Reigns Well and Prospers

1. Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigns well, and prospers
7. He sends Levites with the princes to teach Judah
10. His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute
12. His greatness, captains, and armies

2 Chronicles 18. Jehoshaphat Allies with Ahab; Micaiah Prophesies against Ahab; Ahab Defeated

1. Jehoshaphat, joined in affinity with Ahab, is persuaded to go against Ramoth Gilead
4. Ahab, seduced by false prophets, according to the word of Micaiah, is slain there

2 Chronicles 19. Jehu Rebukes Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges

1. Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visits his kingdom
5. His instructions to the judges
8. to the priests and Levites

2 Chronicles 20. Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon; His Prayer and Return to Jerusalem

1. Jehoshaphat, invaded by Moab, proclaims a fast
5. His prayer
14. The prophecy of Jahaziel
20. Jehoshaphat exhorts the people, and sets singers to praise the Lord
22. The great overthrow of his enemies
26. The people, having blessed God at Berachah, return in triumph
31. Jehoshaphat's reign
35. His convoy of ships, according to the prophecy of Eliezer, unhappily perishes.

2 Chronicles 21. Jehoshaphat's Death; Jehoram's Wicked Reign in Judah; Edom Rebels

1. Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slays his brothers
5. His wicked reign
8. Edom and Libnah revolt
12. The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing
16. Philistines and Arabians oppress him
18. His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial

2 Chronicles 22. Ahaziah Succeeds Jehoram in Judah, Reigns Wickedly; Athaliah and Joash

1. Ahaziah succeeding, reigns wickedly
5. in his confederacy with Joram, the son of Ahab, he is slain by Jehu
10. Athaliah, destroying all the seed royal, save Joash, usurps the kingdom

2 Chronicles 23. Jehoiada Makes Joash King; Athaliah Slain; Worship of God Restored

1. Jehoiada, having set things in order, makes joash king
12. Athaliah is slain
16. Jehoiada restores the worship of God

2 Chronicles 24. Joash Repairs the Temple; Idolatrous Reign of Joash; Aram Defeats Judah

1. Joash reigns well all the days of Jehoiada
4. He gives order for the repair of the temple
15. Jehoiada's death and honorable burial
17. Joash, falling into idolatry, slays Zechariah the son of Jehoiada
23. Joash is spoiled by the Syrians, and slain by Zabad and Jehozabad
27. Amaziah succeeds him

2 Chronicles 25. Amaziah Succeeds Joash in Judah, Defeated by Jehoash King of Israel

1. Amaziah begins to reign well
3. He executes justice on the traitors
5. having hired an army of Israelites against the Edomites,
7. at the word of a prophet dismisses them
11. He overthrows the Edomites
13. The Israelites, discontented with their dismission, spoil as they return home
14. Amaziah, proud of his victory, serves the gods of Edom, and ignores the prophet
17. He provokes Joash to his overthrow
25. His reign
27. He is slain by conspiracy

2 Chronicles 26. Uzziah Follows in Judah, Prospers, Undone by Pride

1. Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of Zechariah, prospers
16. Waxing proud, he invades the priest's office, and is smitten with leprosy
22. He dies, and Jotham succeeds him

2 Chronicles 27. Jotham Succeeds Uzziah in Judah

1. Jotham Reigns in Judah

2 Chronicles 28. Ahaz Follows Jotham in Judah, Compromises with Assyria

1. Ahaz, reigning wickedly, is greatly afflicted by the Syrians.
6. Judah, being captivated by the Israelites, is sent home by the counsel of Oded.
16. Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria, is not helped thereby,
22. In his distress he grows more idolatrous
26. He dying, Hezekiah succeeds him

2 Chronicles 29. Hezekiah's Good Reign; Temple Worship Restored

1. Hezekiah's good reign.
3. He restores religion
5. He exhorts the Levites
12. They sanctify themselves, and cleanse the house of God
20. Hezekiah offers solemn sacrifices,
24. wherein the Levites are more forward than the priests

2 Chronicles 30. Hezekiah Invites All Israel to the Passover

1. Hezekiah proclaims a solemn passover on the second month for Judah and Israel.
13. The assembly, having destroyed the altars of idolatry, keep the feast fourteen days
27. The priests and Levites bless the people

2 Chronicles 31. Idolatry Destroyed; Contributions for Worship

1. The people go forward in destroying idolatry
2. Hezekiah orders the courses of the priests and Levites,
4. and provides for their work and maintenance
5. The people's forwardness in offerings and tithes
11. Hezekiah appoints officers to dispose of the tithes
20. The sincerity of Hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32. Sennacherib Threatens Jerusalem; Hezekiah's Prayer Answered

1. Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah fortifies himself, and encourages his people
9. Hezekiah and Isaiah pray against the blasphemies of Sennarchib
21. An angel destroys the host of the Assyrians
24. Hezekiah praying in his sickness, God gives him a sign of recovery
25. His proud heart is humbled by God
27. His wealth and works
31. His error in the ambassage of Babylon
32. He dying, Manasseh succeeds him

2 Chronicles 33. Manasseh's Wicked Reign in Judah; Ammon follows

1. Manasseh's wicked reign
3. He sets up idolatry, and will not be admonished
11. He is carried into Babylon
12. Upon his prayer to God he is released and puts down idolatry
18. His acts
20. He dying, Amon succeeds him
21. who is slain by his servants
25. The murderers being slain, Josiah succeeds him

2 Chronicles 34. Josiah's Good Reign; Temple Repairs; Hilkiah recovers the Book of the Law

1. Josiah's good reign
3. He destroys idolatry
8. He takes order for the repair of the temple
14. Hilkiah, having found a book of the law,
21. Josiah sends to Huldah to enquire of the Lord
23. Huldah prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's time
29. Josiah, causing it to be read in a solemn assembly, renews the covenant with God

2 Chronicles 35. Josiah Observes the Passover, Later Dies in Battle

1. Josiah keeps a most solemn Passover
20. He provoking Pharaoh Neco, is slain at Megiddo
25. Lamentations for Josiah

2 Chronicles 36. Jehoahaz; Jehoiakim; Jehoiachin; Zedekiah; Captivity in Babylon; Cyrus Permits Return

1. Jehoahaz succeeding, is deposed by Pharaoh, and carried into Egypt
5. Jehoiakim reigning ill, is carried bound into Babylon
9. Jehoiachin succeeding, reigns ill, and is brought into Babylon
11. Zedekiah succeeding, reigns ill, despite the prophets, and rebels against Nebuchadnezzar
14. Jerusalem, for the sins of the priests and the people, is wholly destroyed
22. The proclamation of Cyrus
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