You might be wondering what is going on. After all, I’m nowhere near finished reading through 2 Samuel. So why am I moving on to a different chapter. My goal is to read and discuss each chapter in chronological order, or as close to chronological order as scholars agree on. 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles are very similar in time period, so I’ll be switching and forth between 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, with a few chapters of Psalms sprinkled in.
1 Chronicles actually begins with Saul but quickly advances forward in years to the time of Saul, David, and Solomon, David’s son. 1 Chronicles as a similar theme to 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in that God is actively involved in making rules, killing people, and commanding David and others to kill people. If you thought this was a murder free book, you were wrong. There’s plenty of murder, including murder of innocents in this book too.
To sum it all up, more of the same.