I realize how tough this reading is. You will complete the lists of names tomorrow. But I want to discuss something of significant value here, if you look at the books of Samuel and Kings with the books of the Chronicles, you will discover significant differences. For example, in 1 Samuel 16, we are told Jesse had eight sons, David being the eighth, but in 1 Chronicles 2:13 we are told he had seven and David was the seventh. There are dozens of differences. Some say it is a copy error, but there are too many discrepancies to draw that conclusion and it is doubtful that the Chronicles would have been added to the canon with all the “errors”. I believe, like many other scholars that the purpose of Chronicles is to correct the historical writings. That is why it reads like a history book and is so interested in the details.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.