Beyond Today Bible Commentary: 2 Chronicles

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The Queen of Sheba praises Solomon's wisdom, Solomon's wealth and economic power

Agreement with Hiram for temple construction

Solomon's other buildings, Huram, bronze pillars

The ark and glory enter, Solomon's speech

God appears to Solomon a second time

Gift exchange between Solomon and Hiram, Solomon's other works

The Queen of Sheba praises Solomon's wisdom, Solomon's wealth and economic power

Initial rebellion of Jeroboam, Ahijah's prophecy to Jeroboam, death of Solomon

Rehoboam loses the northern tribes to Jeroboam

Ahijah prophesies judgment on Jeroboam, Reho-boam fortifies his kingdom, family of Rehoboam

Reign of Rehoboam, Egypt attacks Judah

Asa king of Judah, death of Jeroboam, Asa's reign, Nadab and Baasha, kings of Israel

Ethiopian army vanquished, Asa's reforms

Asa's treaty with Syria against Baasha, messages from Hanani to Asa and Baasha

Elah, Zimri, Omri and Ahab, kings of Israel, disease and death of Asa

Death of Ahab, Ahaziah king of Israel, Jehoshaphat rebuked, Jehoshaphat's reforms

Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites vanquished

Jehoshaphat allies with Ahaziah, judgment on Ahaziah

Death of Jehoshaphat, rule of Jehoram over Judah

Death of Ben-Hadad, King Jehoram of Israel stricken by God and dies, Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehu anointed king over Israel

Jehu kills Joram, Ahaziah and Jezebel

Reign of Jehu over Israel, wicked Queen Athaliah

Joash king of Judah, death of Athaliah

Reign of Amon over Judah and further apostasy, Josiah king of Judah

Early reign of Joash, Jehoiada serving as priest

Death of Jehu, Jehoahaz king of Israel, King Joash of Judah repairs the temple

Jehoiada dies, Joash's apostasy, death of Joash, Israel oppressed by Syria, death of Jehoahaz, Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel, death of Elisha, Jehoash fights Syria

Amaziah king of Judah, wins war against Edom, loses war against Israel

Death of Jehoash of Israel, Jeroboam II king of Israel, death of Amaziah, Uzziah (Azariah) king of Judah

King Uzziah (Azariah) of Judah does right before God

King Uzziah of Judah usurps priestly duty and God strikes him with leprosy, King Menahem of Israel pays tribute to Assyria, death of Menahem, Pekahiah king of Israel

Isaiah's vision and calling, Pekah kills Pekahiah of Israel and usurps throne, death of Uzziah, Jotham king of Judah

2nd Syro-Ephraimite war continues, Assyria intervenes against Syria-Israel, 1st Assyrian deportation of Israel, Hoshea kills Pekah and usurps throne, Ahaz before Assyrian king in Damascus, new pagan altar, Jotham dies

Ahaz king of Judah, 1st Syro-Ephraimite war, Israel returns Jewish captives, Assyria won't help Judah, Ahaz's apostasy

Death of Ahaz, Oracles against Philistia and Moab

Hezekiah reigns in Judah, cleanses temple and restores temple worship

Hezekiah's Passover and eradication of paganism, destruction of high places and the bronze serpent

Sennacherib’s invasion and conquest of Judah’s cities, Micah’s warning of coming destruction on Jerusalem, Hezekiah humbles himself, Assyrian encampment before Jerusalem

Hezekiah reorganizes the Levitical system

God assures deliverance through Isaiah, Sennacherib’s threat, Hezekiah prays and presents threatening letter before God, further assurance from God through Isaiah, Sennacherib’s forces slain, his later death in his own land

Hezekiah’s sickness, sign of the sundial, Hezekiah’s life extended

Hezekiah’s wealth, Babylonian envoys, Hezekiah’s pride of heart and God’s wrath looming over Judah

Death of Hezekiah; reign of Manasseh over Judah, his apostasy, captivity, repentance and death

The finding of the Book of the Law

Josiah commands the restoration of proper worship

Judah's coming punishment, death of Josiah, reign of Jehoahaz over Judah, reign of Jehoiakim over Judah, message concerning Shallum (Jehoahaz) and Jehoiakim

Prophecies against Egypt and Philistia, Babylon quashes Jehoiakim's rebellion, Jehoiakim's death

Reign of Jehoiachin (Jeconiah-Coniah), message to Coniah, woe to shepherds, branch of righteousness, false prophets

Nebuchadnezzar besieges Judah, Jeconiah and the nobles carried captive, Zedekiah king of Judah, sign of the fig baskets

Zedekiah rebels against Babylon, two harlot sisters, Oholah (Samaria) and Oholibah (Jerusalem), judged

Destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, killing of important officials, final deportations, land to enjoy its Sabbaths

Decree of Cyrus, return of temple articles, first Jewish return to the Promised Land