Noon Day Bible Study

Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Bible Study

Facilitator: Dr. Jacques Boyd, Pastor

January 19, 2022

1st & 2nd Chronicles

Lesson Focus: Living in the middle of the “already and not yet”.

Main question: Is there no hope for God’s people?

Context

Purpose of Chronicles

I. 1 Chronicles 1-9

Genealogies: The Roots of the Postexilic Community

A focus on the line of promise

A focus on Judah

Inclusion of “all Israel”

To interpret a genealogy (or any text of Scripture), always start with the author’s main point.

II. 1 Chronicles 10 – 2 Chronicles 9

The United Monarchy: The Messianic Hope of the Postexilic Community

Communicating his point by differences from Samuel & Kings:

  1. Chronicles presents a vision of what the Messiah will be like by highlighting only positive aspects of David and Solomon. 

2 Sam. 11:1-2 v. 1 Chron. 20:1-2

What happened to Bathsheba and Uriah?

  1. In Chronicles, the accounts of David and Solomon revolve around the temple of God.

1 Kings 5:7 v. 2 Chron. 2:12

Wisdom for ruling v. wisdom for building

2 Chron. 6:24-26

III. 2 Chronicles 10-36

The Kings of Judah: Examples of Rebellion and Repentance for the Postexilic Community

Key to understanding this section: 2 Chron. 7:13-15

A focus on repentance and forgiveness

A focus on “immediate retribution”

The danger of applying 2 Chron. 7:14 to any nation-state today

Examples of “immediate retribution:”

Examples of mercy: 2 Chron. 17:9-10, 32:25-26

Examples of judgment: 2 Chron. 12:1-2, 25:27

The end of the book: exile and release (2 Chron. 36:15-20)

Conclusion: Three Ways to Apply Chronicles

  1. See how it points to Jesus
  1. Learn about living in the “already, not yet”
  1. Thank God for absorbing immediate retribution

 

A Study Outline for 1st and 2nd Chronicles

  1. A Genealogical Presentation of the Tribes of Israel (1 Chron. 1-9)
    1. Adam to Esau (1:1-54)
    2. The sons of Israel (2:1-2)
    3. The tribe of Judah (2:3-4:23)
    4. The tribe of Simeon (4:24-43)
    5. The Transjordanian tribes (5:1-26)
    6. The tribe of Levi (6:1-81)
    7. Other northern tribes (7:1-40)
    8. The tribe of Benjamin (8:1-40)
    9. The resettlement of Jerusalem (9:1-34)
    10. The genealogy of Saul (9:35-44)
  1. The United Kingdom of David and Solomon (1 Chron. 10-2 Chron. 9)
    1. David’s rise to power over Israel (1 Chron. 10:1-12:40)
    2. David’s transfer of the ark to Jerusalem (13:1-16:43)
    3. The dynastic promise to David (17:1-27)
    4. David’s wars (18:1-20:8)
    5. David’s census and preparation for the temple (21:1-29:30)
    6. Solomon’s temple preparations (2 Chron. 1:1-2:18)
    7. Solomon’s building of the temple (3:1-5:1)
    8. The dedication of the temple (5:2-7:22)
    9. Solomon’s other accomplishments (8:1-16)
    10. Solomon’s international relations and renown (8:17-9:31)
  1. The Kingdom of Judah down to the Exile (2 Chron. 10-36)
    1. Rehoboam (10:1-12:16)
    2. Abijah (13:1-14:1)
    3. Asa (14:2-16:14)
    4. Jehoshaphat (17:1-21:1)
    5. Jehoram and Ahaziah (21:2-22:12)
    6. Joash (23:1-24:27)
    7. Amaziah (25:1-28)
    8. Uzziah (26:1-23)
    9. Jotham (27:1-9)
    10. Ahaz (28:1-27)
    11. Hezekiah (29:1-32:33)
    12. Manasseh (33:21-25)
    13. Amon (33:21-25)
    14. Josiah (34:-35:27)
    15. The last four kings (36:1-21)
    16. Restoration (36:22-23)
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Date

Feb 02 2022

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm