In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Second Book of Chronicles is the ninth of the twelve books of history. It continues from the end of King David’s reign as recorded from a spiritual perspective in the First Book of Chronicles. It begins with the reign of King Solomon in 971 BC and ends with the proclamation by King Cyrus of Persia in 538 BC allowing Judah’s captives to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. King Solomon’s reign and the grandeur temple epitomized the greatness of Israel from both a national and spiritual perspective. Obedience to God resulted in an era of peace and prosperity never again witnessed in Israel’s history. Unfortunately, subsequent disobedience of the people and their kings led to Israel’s fall and captivity. However, eight kings in the Kingdom of Judah were obedient to God. This produced short periods of religious reform in Judah before her eventual failure at the hands of an apostate people and evil kings. Ezra, the author Chronicles, gave much attention to King Solomon’s temple and the latter kings of Judah who were instrumental in its restoration. His writings were meant to remind and encourage the captives to be obedient to God while in captivity.

At the end of the seven-year tribulation, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will return to earth the second time to fulfill the Davidic Covenant. Christ will judge the nations and redeem a remnant of Israel. He will restore the temple as described by the prophet Ezekiel. Christ will rule the world from Jerusalem in righteousness and peace for 1,000 years. Afterwards, God will create a new heaven and earth. A New Jerusalem will descend from heaven but not to earth. It will be for the church. Christ Himself will be the temple in Jerusalem and His rule will be eternal.

Second Chronicles 1-9: The reign of King Solomon; the glorious temple

Second Chronicles 10-36: The kings of Judah; results of disobedience and righteousness