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What Is 1 Chronicles?


Since I am reading the Bible chronologically, it is at Genesis 5:32 I hopped over to 1 Chronicles. “Noah’s Sons: Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah. The sons of Noah. Shem, Ham and Japheth.” (1 Chronicles 1:1-4 NIV). I learned the book of 1 Chronicles is mostly a book on genealogy from Adam to Noah and continuing to King David. God placed genealogy in the Bible for a reason. It provides a visual, unbroken line of the lineage of man leading all the way to Christ. It also serves to provide yet another tool that can be used, in coordination with secular historical documents, proving the validity of the Bible.

So, throughout much of the Old Testament you can insert verses here and there from 1 Chronicles, because this book serves as a recorded history of what is talked about in other books of the Old Testament.

Beginning in chapter 11 of 1 Chronicles we start learning about the history of King David, and the remaining 19 chapters are about his life. The book ends with David’s son, Solomon, being appointed King of Israel. When you read the Bible chronologically, the entire book makes sense, because you see how everything is tied together.


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