1 Chronicles Notes from King James Bible - Old Testament

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King James Bible - Old Testament 1 Chronicles

First and Second Chronicles revisit and retell many of the same stories told in Kings.

Chronicles begins with a long list of genealogies starting with Adam and going to the twelve tribes of Israel (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebular, Benjamin, Naphthali, Gad, Dan, Joseph and Asher). Judah was seated in Jerusalem. During the reign of the House of David, a temple was built to honor and worship God. David ruled well and repelled the Syrians. God asked him to choose between three years famine and three months of defeat in war. David chose defeat in war. After the three months, he regained all his losses.

David prepared his son to build a temple. There were many priests in the land, all of them descended from the house of Levi. David assembled the leaders of Israel and told them that Solomon was to follow him as king and he would build a house for God where the Levites would serve. He gave his son an elaborate design. He told the assembly to gather all the riches they could to pay for this. He died after ruling for forty years.

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