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The Main Events in the Book of First Chronicles

Updated on May 27, 2013

The Main Event in the Book of First Chronicles

I Chronicles 1

Historical genealogies from Adam to Noah; genealogies of Noah's sons Japheth, Ham, and Shem to Abraham. Descendants of Abraham from his wives Hagar, Keturah, and Sarah. Esau's descendants and the people of Seir in Edom. List of the rulers of Edom.

I Chronicles 2

The descendants of Jacob (also known as Israel). Genealogy of the descendants of Judah.

I Chronicles 3

A list of the sons of David. A list of the kings of Judah from Solomon to the four sons of King . A list of David's royal line after the exile in Babylon.

I Chronicles 4

Descendants of the other clans of Judah and Simeon after the exile.

I Chronicles 5

Descendants of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

I Chronicles 6

Descendants of Levi after the exile to Babylon. List of the Temple Musicians appointed by David. List of Levites assigned to other duties in the tabernacle. List of locations of land settelements for the Levites.

I Chronicles 7

Descendants of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher.

I Chronicles 8

Genealogy of King Saul the Benjamite from his ancestor Benjamin.

I Chronicles 9

List of those who resettled in Jerusalem after the exile in Babylon including the Levites and gatekeepers. Another genealogy of king Saul.

I Chronicles 10

King Saul killed in battle with the Philistines.

I Chronicles 11

David becomes king over Israel. King David conquers Jerusalem; a list of David's Mighty Men.

I Chronicles 12

A list of those waariors who abandon king Saul and joined David before he became king. Lists of others who joined David while he was in Hebron.

I Chronicles 13

David commissions that the Ark should be brought to Jerusalem. The Ark is placed on an ox cart instead of being carried on the shoulders of the Levites. The ox cart stumbles, Uzzah one of those attending reaches out his hand to stable the Ark and dies. King David became afraid of God and the ark of God remains at the house of Obed-Edom who was blessed by the Lord.

I Chronicles 14

King Hiram of Tyre sends messengers to bless King David and sends David gifts. David takes more wives. David defeats the Philistines.

I Chronicles 15

David builds a place for the Ark in Jerusalem and the Ark is brought up to Jerusalem in the way prescribed in the Book of the Law. David dances before the Ark as it is brought up to Jerusalem and Michal his wife despises him for making a fool of himself in the sight of the common people.

I Chronicles 16

The ark of God is placed in the tent David made for it. David gives thanks to the Lord. David places Asaph and his associates to minister before the ark of the covenant and Zadok as high priest in the tabernacle located at the high place in Gibeon.

I Chronicles 17

David desires to build a temple for the Lord. God appears to Nathan the prophet in a dream gives him a message for King David. God promises to bless and establish David's throne forever. David offers a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.

I Chronicles 18

David defeats all his enemies from the surrounding countries and territories. A list of David's chief officials.

I Chronicles 19

David sends envoys to honor Hanum the son of Nahash as the new king of the Ammonites. The Ammonites embarrass David's enoys. David defeats the Ammonites and Arameans in battle.

I Chronicles 20

Joab lays waste to the land of the Ammonites, besieges Rabbah, and takes great plunder from the city. Heroic feats recounted from battles against the Philistines.

I Chronicles 21

David falls to temptation from Satan and orders a census of Israel. Joab tries to dissuade david from taking the census, but David's will prevails. God brings wrath on Israel due to the census. David buys the threshing floor of Araunah on the mount of Moriah, builds an altar and offers sacrifices to stop the wrath meted out by angel of the Lord on Israel for David's census.

I Chronicles 22

David begins making preparations for the building of the temple of the Lord and orders Solomon his son to build the temple after he succeeds david on the throne.

I Chronicles 23

David commissions Solomon as his successor, counts the Levites and deivides them according to their clans. Lists of the Levite clans including Gershonites, Kohathites, and Merarites who carry on the work of the temple after it is built.

I Chronicles 24

A list of the sons of Aarons who were divided into divisions of priests. Lists of other Levites.

I Chronicles 25

Lists of temple singers and musicians.

I Chronicles 26

Lists of the divisions of the gatekeepers. Lists of treasurers and other temple officials.

I Chronicles 27

List of army divisions. List officers over the tribes of Israel. List of overseers over King David's affairs.

I Chronicles 28

King David charges all his subjects to help Solomon with the building of the temple. David gives the plans of the temple to Solomon.

I Chronicles 29

David calls on his subjects to give to the work of the building of the temple. David offers a prayer of dedication of the things given for the building of the temple. Solomon acknowledged as king of Judah. David dies.


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