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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Books of Chronicles

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 3


3-1

1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
  2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
    3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
      4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
        5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
          6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
            7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
              8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
                9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
                  10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
                    11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
                      12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
                        13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
                          14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
                        15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
                      16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
                    17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
                  18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
                19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
              20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
            21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
          22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
        23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
      24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
    25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
  26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
Genealogy of Adam
The people of Israel27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
The census of David
2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
Genealogy of Abraham
Descendants26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
Descendants of Rapha
3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
Kings in Edom
Foreign kings25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
1Ch20:2 David took the crown of Milcom from the idol's head. (1Ch20:2)
4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
Genealogy of children of Israel
All Israel24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
1Ch19:17 he gathered all Israel together (1Ch19:17)
5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
Duties of Levites
Duties23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
David's administration
6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
1Ch10:1 Now the Philistines were at war with Israel; (1Ch10:1)
Wars against Philistines22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
1Ch18:1 After this, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them; (1Ch18:1)
7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
1Ch11:2 You shall shepherd my people Israel and be ruler over them. (1Ch11:2)
Kingship of David21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:18 What more can David say to you? You know your servant. (1Ch17:18)
8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
1Ch11:9 David became more and more powerful, for the LORD of hosts was with him. (1Ch11:9)
The LORD is with him20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
1Ch17:8 I was with you wherever you went (1Ch17:8)
9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
David's mighty men
Duties19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
Duties of Levites
10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
Psalm of Amasai
Psalms18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
Psalm of David
11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
1Ch12:41 For there was rejoicing in Israel.(1Ch12:41)
Celebration17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
1Ch15:25 Thus David, the elders of Israel, and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with joy from the house of Obed-edom. (1Ch15:25)
12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim
The Ark16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
The Ark brought to Jerusalem
13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
1Ch14:2 David now understood that the LORD had truly confirmed him as king over Israel, for his kingdom was greatly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. (1Ch14:2)
Kingship of David15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
1Ch14:17 Thus David's fame was spread abroad through every land, and the LORD made all the nations fear him.(1Ch14:17)

3-1-1

1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
  2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
    3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
      4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
        5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
          6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
            7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
            8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
          9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
        10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
      11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
    12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
  13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27)
Genealogy of Adam
List of people14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
Davids sons
2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34)
Genealogy of Abraham
The people of Israel13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2)
1Ch14:2 his kingdom was greatly exalted for the sake of his people Israel. (1Ch14:2)
3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54)
Kings in Edom
Edom12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14)
Obed-edom
4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40)
Genealogy of children of Israel
List of people11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41)
David's army at Hebron
5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44)
Genealogy of Israel after the captivity
List of people10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22)
Davids followers in the wilderness
6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14)
1Ch10:14 Therefore the LORD slew him, and transferred his kingdom to David (1Ch10:14)
Coronation of David9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47)
1Ch11:10 These were David's chief warriors who, together with all Israel, supported him in his reign in order to make him true king, even as the LORD had commanded concerning Israel. (1Ch11:10)
7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3)
1Ch11:1 Then all Israel gathered about David in Hebron (1Ch11:1)
David and the people of Israel8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9)
1Ch11:4 Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (1Ch11:4)

3-1-2

14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
  15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
    16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
      17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
        18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
          19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
            20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
            21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
          22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
        23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
      24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
    25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
  26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
Former halfRelationLatter half
14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7)
David's sons
Sons27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30)
1Ch21:20 While Ornan was threshing wheat, he turned around and saw the king, and his four sons who were with him, without recognizing them. (1Ch21:20)
15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17)
Invasion of Philistines
Wars against foreign countries26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8)
Wars against Rapha
16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24)
1Ch15:1 David built houses for himself in the City of David and prepared a place for the ark of God, pitching a tent for it there. (1Ch15:1)
Construction / destruction of a town25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3)
1Ch20:2 He also brought out a great amount of booty from the city.(1Ch20:2)
17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7)
1Ch15:29 Michal, daughter of Saul, looked down from her window, and when she saw King David leaping and dancing, she despised him in her heart.(1Ch15:29)
Insult24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19)
1Ch19:4 Thereupon Hanun seized David's servants and had them shaved and their garments cut off half-way at the hips. Then he sent them away.(1Ch19:4)
18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36)
1Ch16:12 Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered, (1Ch16:12)
Judgments23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17)
1Ch18:14 David reigned over all Israel and dispensed justice and right to all his people. (1Ch18:14)
19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45)
1Ch16:37 Then David left Asaph and his brethren there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark regularly according to the daily ritual;(1Ch16:37)
The reforms of rituals22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13)
1Ch18:8 He likewise took away from Tibhath and Cun, cities of Hadadezer, large quantities of bronze, which Solomon later used to make the bronze sea and the pillars and the vessels of bronze. (1Ch18:8)
20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15)
1Ch17:11 I will raise up your offspring after you who will be one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom. (1Ch17:11)
The promise for the royal family21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27)
1Ch17:27 and since you have deigned to bless the house of your servant, so that it will remain forever--since it is you, O LORD, who blessed it, it is blessed forever. (1Ch17:27)

3-2

28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
  29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
    30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
      31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
        32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
          33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
            34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
              35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
                36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
                  37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
                    38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
                      39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
                        40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
                          41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
                        42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
                      43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
                    44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
                  45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
                46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
              47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
            48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
          49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
        50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
      51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
    52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
  53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
Former halfRelationLatter half
28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
see 1-1
see 1-154 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
see 1-1
29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
see 1-1
see 1-153 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
see 1-1
30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
see 1-1
see 1-152 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
see 1-1
31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
see 1-1
see 1-151 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
see 1-1
32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
see 1-1
see 1-150 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
see 1-1
33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
see 1-1
see 1-149 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
see 1-1
34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
see 1-1
see 1-148 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
see 1-1
35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
see 1-1
see 1-147 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
see 1-1
36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
see 1-1
see 1-146 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
see 1-1
37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
see 1-1
see 1-145 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
see 1-1
38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
see 1-1
see 1-144 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
see 1-1
39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
see 1-1
see 1-143 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
see 1-1
40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
see 1-1
see 1-142 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
see 1-1

3-2-1

28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
  29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
    30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
      31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
        32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
          33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
            34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
            35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
          36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
        37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
      38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
    39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
  40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
Former halfRelationLatter half
28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19)
1Ch22:10 I will establish the throne of his kingship over Israel forever. (1Ch22:10)
The promise of the LORD41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
2Ch7:18 I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David (2Ch7:18)
29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34)
1Ch23:5 four thousand were to be gatekeepers, and four thousand were to praise the LORD with the instruments which David had devised for praise. (1Ch23:5)
Praise of Levites40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11)
2Ch7:6 The priests were standing at their stations, as were the Levites, with the musical instruments of the LORD which King David had made for "praising the LORD, for his mercy endures forever," when David used them to accompany the hymns. (2Ch7:6)
30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21)
1Ch28:7 I will establish his kingdom forever, if he perseveres in keeping my commandments and decrees as he keeps them now. (1Ch28:7)
The promise of the LORD39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42)
2Ch6:16 Now, therefore, LORD, God of Israel, keep the further promise you made to my father David, your servant (2Ch6:16)
31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20)
1Ch29:2 For this reason I have stored up for the house of my God, as far as I was able (1Ch29:2)
Preparation of David38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11)
2Ch6:7 My father David wished to build a temple to the honor of the LORD, the God of Israel, (2Ch6:7)
32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25)
1Ch29:21 On the following day they offered sacrifices and holocausts to the LORD, a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, together with their libations and many other sacrifices for all Israel; (1Ch29:21)
Offerings37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2)
2Ch5:6 King Solomon and the entire community of Israel gathered about him before the ark were sacrificing sheep and oxen so numerous that they could not be counted or numbered. (2Ch5:6)
33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30)
1Ch29:30 together with the particulars of his reign and valor, and of the events that affected him and all Israel and all the kingdoms of the surrounding lands.(1Ch29:30)
Reign36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22)
2Ch3:2 He began to build in the second month of the fourth year of his reign. (2Ch3:2)
34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17)
2Ch1:10 Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to lead this people, for otherwise who could rule this great people of yours? (2Ch1:10)
Wisdom of Solomon35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17)
2Ch2:11 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, for having given King David a wise son of intelligence and understanding (2Ch2:11)

3-2-2

41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
  42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
    43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
      44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
        45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
          46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
            47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
            48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
          49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
        50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
      51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
    52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
  53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
Former halfRelationLatter half
41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22)
2Ch7:19 But if you turn away and forsake my statutes and commands which I placed before you, if you proceed to venerate and worship strange gods, (2Ch7:19)
Betrayal54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14)
2Ch16:7 Because you relied on the king of Aram and did not rely on the LORD, your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped your hand. (2Ch16:7)
42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18)
2Ch8:13 as was required day by day according to the command of Moses, and in particular on the sabbaths, at the new moons, and on the fixed festivals three times a year: on the feast of the Unleavened Bread, the feast of Weeks and the feast of Booths. (2Ch8:13)
Offerings53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19)
2Ch15:11 and sacrificed to the LORD at that time seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep of the booty they had brought. (2Ch15:11)
43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12)
2Ch9:9 Then she gave the king one hundred and twenty gold talents and a very large quantity of spices, as well as precious stones. (2Ch9:9)
Treasures gained from foreign countries52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14)
2Ch14:13 they despoiled all the cities, for there was much booty in them (2Ch14:13)
44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31)
2Ch9:26 He was ruler over all the kings from the River to the land of the Philistines and down to the border of Egypt. (2Ch9:26)
Peace51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6)
2Ch14:5 He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had peace and no war was waged against him during these years, because the LORD had given him peace. (2Ch14:5)
45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19)
2Ch10:19 Thus Israel has been in rebellion against David's house to this day.(2Ch10:19)
Rebellion of Jeroboam50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22)
2Ch13:6 Yet Jeroboam, son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon, son of David, has stood up and rebelled against his lord! (2Ch13:6)
46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17)
Policies of Rehoboam
Reign of Rehoboam49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16)
Reign of Rehoboam
47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23)
2Ch11:23 He acted prudently, distributing various of his sons throughout all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities (2Ch11:23)
Fortified cities of Judah48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12)
2Ch12:4 They captured the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.(2Ch12:4)

3-3

55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
  56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
    57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
      58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
        59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
          60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
            61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
              62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
                63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
                  64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
                    65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
                      66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
                        67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
                          68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
                        69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
                      70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
                    71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
                  72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
                73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
              74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
            75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
          76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
        77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
      78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
    79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
  80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
2Ch17:6 Thus he was encouraged to follow the LORD'S ways, and again he removed the high places and the sacred poles from Judah. (2Ch17:6)
The religious reforms81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
2Ch36:23 he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. (2Ch36:23)
56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
Prophecies of Micaiah
Fulfilment of prophecies80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
Prophecies of Jeremiah
57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
2Ch19:2 Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? For this reason, wrath is upon you from the LORD.(2Ch19:2)
Evilness of kings79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
2Ch36:9 He did evil in the sight of the LORD. (2Ch36:9)
58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
2Ch20:22 At the moment they began their jubilant hymn, the LORD laid an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and those of Mount Seir who were coming against Judah, so that they were vanquished. (2Ch20:22)
Invasion of foreign countries78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
2Ch36:6 Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came up against him and bound him with chains to take him to Babylon.(2Ch36:6)
59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
2Ch20:36 He joined with him in building ships to sail to Tarshish; the fleet was built at Ezion-geber. (2Ch20:36)
Agreement with the foreign country77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
2Ch36:3 The king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. (2Ch36:3)
60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
2Ch21:4 When Jehoram had come into his father's kingdom and had consolidated his power, he put to the sword all his brothers and also some of the princes of Israel.(2Ch21:4)
Pride of the king76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
2Ch35:22 But Josiah would not withdraw from him, for he had sought a pretext for fighting with him. Therefore he would not listen to the words of Neco that came from the mouth of God, but went out to fight in the plain of Megiddo. (2Ch35:22)
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
Elijahs letter
Prophecy of disasters75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
Prophecy of Huldah
62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
2Ch22:8 While Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he also encountered the princes of Judah and the nephews of Ahaziah who were his attendants, and he slew them. (2Ch22:8)
Murder of the royal family74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
2Ch33:24 His servants conspired against him and put him to death in his own house. (2Ch33:24)
63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
2Ch22:10 she proceeded to kill off all the royal offspring of the house of Judah. (2Ch22:10)
To kill children73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
2Ch33:6 It was he, too, who immolated his sons by fire in the Valley of Ben-hinnom. (2Ch33:6)
64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
2Ch23:15 So they seized her, and when she arrived at the entrance to the Horse Gate of the palace, they put her to death there. (2Ch23:15)
Death of the evils72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
2Ch32:21 when he entered the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down there with the sword.(2Ch32:21)
65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
The Reforms of Joash
The reforms71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
The Reforms of Hezekiah
66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
Prophecy of Zechariah
Condemnation by prophets70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
Prophecy of Oded
67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
2Ch25:11 Amaziah now assumed command of his army. They proceeded to the Valley of Salt, and there they killed ten thousand men of Seir. (2Ch25:11)
Victory against foreign countries69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
2Ch27:5 He fought with the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. (2Ch27:5)

3-3-1

55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
  56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
    57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
      58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
        59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
          60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
            61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
            62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
          63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
        64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
      65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
    66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
  67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19)
2Ch17:4 Rather, he sought the God of his father and observed his commands, and not the practices of Israel. (2Ch17:4)
To seek the LORD68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
2Ch26:5 He was prepared to seek God as long as Zechariah lived, who taught him to fear God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.(2Ch26:5)
56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34)
2Ch18:25 The king of Israel then said: "Seize Micaiah and take him back to Amon, prefect of the city, and to Joash the king's son, (2Ch18:25)
To ignore prophets67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2)
2Ch25:16 While he was still speaking, however, the king said to him: "Have you been made the king's counselor? Be silent! Why should it be necessary to kill you?" (2Ch25:16)
57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11)
2Ch19:6 and he said to them: "Take care what you do, for you are judging, not on behalf of man, but on behalf of the LORD; he judges with you.(2Ch19:6)
Punishment66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27)
2Ch24:24 Though the Aramean force came with few men, the LORD surrendered a very large force into their power, because Judah had abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers. So punishment was meted out to Joash. (2Ch24:24)
58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30)
2Ch20:5 Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the LORD before the new court, (2Ch20:5)
The house of the LORD65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16)
2Ch24:4 After some time, Joash decided to restore the LORD'S temple. (2Ch24:4)
59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37)
2Ch20:33 But the high places were not removed, nor as yet had the people fixed their hearts on the God of their fathers. (2Ch20:33)
Faith of the people64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21)
2Ch23:17 And all the people went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed its altars and images, and they slew Mattan, the priest of Baal, before the altars. (2Ch23:17)
60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4)
Killing by Jehoram
To kill royal families63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12)
Athaliah was killed
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20)
2Ch21:6 He conducted himself like the kings of Israel of the line of Ahab, because one of Ahab's daughters was his wife. He did evil in the sight of the LORD,(2Ch21:6)
Ahab62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9)
2Ch22:3 He, too, followed the ways of the house of Ahab, because his mother counseled him to act sinfully. (2Ch22:3)

3-3-2

68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
  69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
    70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
      71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
        72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
          73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
            74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
            75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
          76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
        77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
      78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
    79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
  80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23)
2Ch26:16 He entered the temple of the LORD to make an offering on the altar of incense. (2Ch26:16)
Going to the house of the LORD81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23)
2Ch36:23 he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever, therefore, among you belongs to any part of his people, let him go up, and may his God be with him!(2Ch36:23)
69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9)
2Ch27:3 He built the upper gate of the LORD'S house and had much construction done on the wall of Ophel. (2Ch27:3)
Construction / destruction of the temple80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21)
2Ch36:19 They burnt the house of God, tore down the walls of Jerusalem, set all its palaces afire, and destroyed all its precious objects.(2Ch36:19)
70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27)
2Ch28:5 The Arameans defeated him and carried away captive a large number of his people, whom they brought to Damascus. (2Ch28:5)
Captivity79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10)
2Ch36:10 King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and had him brought to Babylon (2Ch36:10)
71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21)
2Ch29:16 The priests entered the interior of the LORD'S house to cleanse it; and whatever they found in the LORD'S temple that was unclean they brought out to the court of the LORD'S house, where the Levites took it from them and carried it out to the Kidron Valley. (2Ch29:16)
To carry out from the temple78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8)
2Ch36:7 Nebuchadnezzar also carried away to Babylon some of the vessels of the house of the LORD and put them in his palace in Babylon. (2Ch36:7)
72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33)
2Ch32:23 Many brought gifts for the LORD to Jerusalem and costly objects for King Hezekiah of Judah, who thereafter was exalted in the eyes of all the nations. (2Ch32:23)
Gifts77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4)
2Ch36:3 The king of Egypt deposed him in Jerusalem and fined the land one hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold. (2Ch36:3)
73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20)
2Ch33:11 Therefore the LORD brought against them the army commanders of the Assyrian king; they took Manasseh with hooks, shackled him with chains, and transported him to Babylon.(2Ch33:11)
Defeat against foreign countries76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1)
2Ch35:20 Neco, king of Egypt, came up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to intercept him. (2Ch35:20)
74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25)
2Ch33:23 Moreover, he did not humble himself before the LORD as his father Manasseh had done; on the contrary, Amon only increased his guilt. (2Ch33:23)
Humble75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19)
2Ch34:27 Because you were heartsick and have humbled yourself before God on hearing his words spoken against this place and its inhabitants; because you have humbled yourself before me, have torn your garments, and have wept before me, I in turn have listened--so declares the LORD. (2Ch34:27)

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