2 Chronicles Bible Study

Summary

Second Chronicles deals primarily with Judah, the southern kingdom, virtually ignoring the rebellious northern kingdom of Israel. Shortly after their escape from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites built a tabernacle, under the direction of God.

Introduction

A challenge from the book of 2 Chronicles, Chapters 1-36 (King James Version edition)

Steps (37)

Step 1: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 1

Solomon made offerings. God said, "What shall I give you?" Solomon said, "Wisdom to rule this people." So Solomon ruled over Israel.

Step 2: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 2

Solomon sent to King Hiram: "Send me cedars and a craftsman for the temple." Hiram replied, "The LORD has given David a wise son."

Step 3: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 3

Solomon started work on the temple. He built the portico, the main hall, the Most Holy Place, two cherubim, the veil and two pillars.

Step 4: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 4

Solomon made an altar, the Sea, ten lavers, ten lampstands, ten tables and the courts for the temple. Huram made the furnishings.

Step 5: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 5

The priests brought the ark into the Most Holy Place. The singers praised the LORD and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

Step 6: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 6

Solomon said, "The LORD has kept his promise." He prayed, "O LORD, if anyone prays toward this place then hear from heaven and act."

Step 7: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 7

Fire came from heaven and the Israelites worshipped. The LORD said to Solomon, "If you walk in my ways I will establish your throne."

Step 8: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 8

Solomon built cities. He did not make slaves of the Israelites. He appointed the divisions of priests and Levites to their duties.

Step 9: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 9

The queen of Sheba came to test Solomon and gave him gold and spices. Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth. Then he died.

Step 10: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 10

Jeroboam and all Israel asked Rehoboam to reduce the labour demands. He refused. Rehoboam still ruled Judah but Israel rebelled.

Step 11: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 11

The LORD told Rehoboam not to attack Jeroboam. All the Levites came to Judah because Jeroboam set up idols. Rehoboam had sons.

Step 12: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 12

Rehoboam was unfaithful to the LORD so Shishak attacked Jerusalem. Rehoboam humbled himself and the anger of the LORD turned away.

Step 13: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 13

Abijah became king of Judah. He drew up battle lines against Jeroboam and said, "The LORD is our God". The LORD routed Jeroboam.

Step 14: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 14

Asa became king. He did right in the sight of the LORD. Zerah the Ethiopian brought an army against Judah but the LORD routed them.

Step 15: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 15

Azariah said to Asa, "The LORD is with you when you are with Him. Do not give up." The people made a covenant to seek the LORD.

Step 16: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 16

Baasha fortified Ramah so Asa made a treaty with Ben-hadad. Hanani said, "You relied on Aram not the LORD." Asa became ill and died.

Step 17: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 17

Jehoshaphat became king and was devoted to the LORD. He sent his officials to teach the law. He grew greater and built fortresses.

Step 18: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 18

Ahab and Jehoshaphat planned for war. Micaiah said, "I saw Israel scattered. Your prophets are lying." Ahab was killed in battle.

Step 19: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 19

Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem. He appointed judges and said to them, "Judge carefully, for with the LORD there is no injustice."

Step 20: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 20

Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem. He appointed judges and said to them, "Judge carefully, for with the LORD there is no injustice."

Step 21: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 21

Jehoram ruled and did evil. Elijah wrote saying, "The LORD will send a plague." The LORD struck Jehoram with a disease and he died.

Step 22: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 22

The people made Ahaziah king. He did evil and was killed by Jehu. Athaliah destroyed the royal family but Jehoshabeath hid Joash.

Step 23: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 23

Jehoiada gathered the Levites and anointed the king's son as king. Athaliah was killed. The people tore down the temple of Baal.

Step 24: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 24

Joash ruled and did right while Jehoiada lived. The priests collected money to repair the temple. Joash was killed by his servants.

Step 25: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 25

Amaziah ruled in Jerusalem. After he slaughtered the Edomites he bowed down to their gods. He challenged Jehoash and was defeated.

Step 26: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 26

The people made Uzziah king. He did right and became powerful. But he went to burn incense on the altar and was struck with leprosy.

Step 27: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 27

Jotham became king and did right in the sight of the LORD. He built fortresses in the hills and conquered the Ammonites.

Step 28: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 28

Ahaz became king. He made idols, so the LORD gave him to Aram and Israel. He shut the LORD's temple and sacrificed to other gods.

Step 29: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 29

Hezekiah became king and did right. He told the Levites to cleanse the temple. He assembled the officials and they made offerings.

Step 30: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 30

Hezekiah sent couriers throughout Judah and Israel saying, "Return to the LORD." Many gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

Step 31: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 31

Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to their duties. The Israelites gave a tithe. Conaniah was in charge of the offerings.

Step 32: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 32

Sennacherib besieged Judah. Hezekiah and Isaiah cried out to the LORD and the Assyrians were struck dead. Hezekiah had great riches.

Step 33: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 33

Manasseh became king. He did much evil and was captured by the Assyrians. Then he sought the LORD. Amon became king and did evil.

Step 34: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 34

Josiah became king. He repaired the temple and had the law read out. Huldah said, "The LORD says: You will be buried in peace."

Step 35: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 35

Josiah celebrated the Passover. He appointed priests to their duties and provided offerings. Then he attacked Neco and was killed.

Step 36: 2 Chronicles - Chapter 36

Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin and Zedekiah ruled. Then Nebuchadnezzar burned the temple and took Judah captive for seventy years.

Step 37: Quiz

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