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The second book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel in the Old Testament.

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In 2 Chronicles 35:20-22 why did Josiah fight Necho?

From 2 Chronicles 35 (NIV): 20 After all this, when Josiah had set the temple in order, Necho king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah marched out to meet him in ...
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Why did Hezekiah show the Babylonian foreign diplomatic envoys the wonders of the Israelite kingdom?Were Babylonian envoys spying?

I've always wondered why Hezekiah showed the Babylonian foreign diplomatic envoys all the wealth & power of the Israelite kingdom. Was Hezekiah just naive, and just talking too much(being loose ...
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Does 2 Kings 24:6 suggest that King Jehoiakim died peacefully?

In 2 kings 24:6 it is recorded that king Jehoiakim died with his ancestors וישכב יהויקים עם אבותיו. This clearly implies that he died a natural peaceful death in his own land. However, in 2 ...
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When did Baasha king of Israel come up against Asa king of Judah [apparent contradiction]?

According to my reading of the following passage from Chronicles, an Israelite king who had been dead for a decade (according to Kings) attacked Judah: 2 Chronicles 16:1 (NKJV) 1  In the thirty-sixth ...
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How did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram, if Elijah had already been taken to heaven?

In 2 Chronicles 21, the wicked King Jehoram of Judah receives a letter from the prophet Elijah. The letter from Elijah said this, in part: “This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘....
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Why was Necho of Egypt following God's commands?

From 2 Chronicles 35 (NIV): 20 After all this, when Josiah had set the temple in order, Necho king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah marched out to meet him in ...
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Meaning of 2 Chronicles 33, 6: pagan ritual involving fire and human sacrifices?

2 Chronicles 33, 6 reports: And he [Manasseh] caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom What does it mean? Did Manasseh physically sent his children to some ...
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Role of exotic animals in the culture of Solomon's age

In 2 Chronicles 9:21, exotic animals are listed among luxury goods: The king had a fleet of trading ships of Tarshish manned by the sailors sent by Hiram. Once every three years the ships returned, ...
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In 2-Ch 30:2, why was a Passover on the second month accepted contrary to the ordinance of Moses?

2 Chronicles 30:2 KJV For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month....... According to the above passage, ...
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Did Solomon have 40k or 4k horses/stallls?

Did Solomon have 4k or 40k horses (or stalls for horses)? 2 Chronicles 9:25. And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the ...
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What does "bless" [ברך] mean in Isa 45:23?

יברך and ברך are translated as bless/ing all over the Bible but translated as kneel/ing in Gen 24:11, 2 Chr 6:13 ברך is translated as knee in Isa 45:23 What does the word ברך, translated as "bless" ...
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What's the significance that Amasiah was singled out as a volunteer in 2 Chronicles 17:16?

2 Chronicles 17 lists Jehoshaphat's commanders and soldiers: 15 next, Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000; 16 next, Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered himself for the service of the Lord, with ...
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Why wasn’t Ahab the subject of the lying spirit?

“And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab the king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said one thing, and another said another.” ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭18:19‬ ‭ God is asking ...
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Why were the troops of Ephraim in 2 Chronicles 25 angered by their dismissal despite being fully compensated?

2 Chronicles 25 6He also hired a hundred thousand fighting men from Israel for a hundred talents b of silver. 7But a man of God came to him and said, “Your Majesty, these troops from Israel must not ...
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How did Solomon manage to sacrifice 144000 animals?

When Solomon dedicated the temple, he sacrificed 22000 cattle and 120000 sheep. How was this done over 7 days? 1 Kings 8:63 Solomon offered a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to the LORD: twenty-...
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What is the significance of Abijah including a covenant of salt with David and his sons?

Then Abijah stood up on Mount Zemaraim that is in the hill country of Ephraim and said, “Hear me, O Jeroboam and all Israel! Ought you not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingship over ...
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2 Chronicles 22:2; 2 Chronicles 21:20; was Ahaziah two years when he reigned, or there are two Ahaziahs?

2 Chronicles 22:2; 2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri. 2 Chronicles 21:20; ...
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What happened to the poles once the Ark was placed in the Solomon's Temple?

The placement of the Ark in the Most Holy Place of Solomon's Temple is described in 1 Kings 8 (also 2 Chronicles 5) and makes reference to the poles which had been used to carry it: For the ...
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What happened to the tabernacle once the temple (house) was built by Solomon?

In 2 Chronicles 5:1, it is written that King Solomon finally completed building “the house of Yahveh,” i.e., the temple: 1 So all the work that Solomon had done for the house of the LORD was ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV): 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive ...
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Do we have any modern medical knowledge of the type of Disease God struck Jehoram with? (2 Chronicals 21:15,18,19)

We read: 12 And a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says the Lord God of your father David: Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or in the ways ...
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What does it mean that the Lord stirs someone up? 1 Chronicles 5:26

We read: So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, that is, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into ...
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What are the "Sabbaths," "New Moons," and "Feasts"?

Several Old Testament passages reference "Sabbaths" (Strongs 07676, shabbath), "New Moons" (Strongs 02320, chodesh), and "Set Feasts" (Strongs 04150, mow‘ed), along with ...
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How do Mount Moriah and Zion compare with each other in 2 Chronicles?

2 Chronicles 3:1 (ESV) Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David his father, at the place appointed, on the threshing floor ...
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Is there a bible contradiction between 1 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2? [duplicate]

How can we as Christians explain the supposed bible contradiction between both 2 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2, where they both give an entirely different age for the reign of Ahaziah, would this ...
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What are the sayings of Hozai (the Seers) according to 2-Ch 33:19

2 Chronicles 33:19 Also his prayer and how God received his entreaty, and all his sin and trespass, and the sites where he built high places and set up wooden images and carved images, before ...
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How can we harmonize 2 Chronicles 14:1-4 and 15:8?

2 Chronicles 14:1-4 (KJV) So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years. And Asa did that ...
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Did God show lenience to King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 26:16-19?

(KJV) 2 Chronicles 26:16-19 16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

Daniel 9:24-26 (YLT): ... 'Seventy weeks [sevens] are determined for thy people, and for thy holy city, to shut up the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover iniquity, and to bring in ...
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Why was Josiah's younger son made king initially?

From 2 Chronicles 36: And the people(A) of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father. 2 Jehoahaz[a] was twenty-three years old when he became king, ...
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Shields of Judah

1 Kings 14:27 and 2 Chronicles 12:10 state that King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace the golden ones that King David had made because the golden ones were taken away. In 2 Kings 11:10 and 2 ...
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Were the pillars 18 or 35 cubits high?

I don't know if this this is the correct place to ask so please do whatever is necessary. 1 Kings 7:15 says that the pillars are eighteen cubits high. 2 Chronicles 3:15 says a different number. Who is ...
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Did David and Solomon rely on a 12-month solar calendar to organize certain functions in the kingdom?

Solomon divided his kingdom into 12 areas and had 12 individuals overseeing those areas. Then he had each area provide food for him for a month: Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who ...
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What’s God’s purpose David was talking about in psalm 57:2

Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every ...
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Which miraculous sign did the Babylonians ask Hezekiah about in 2 Chronicles 32:31?

2 Chronicles 32:31 New International Version But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him [Hezekiah] about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him ...
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What does "whose heart is perfect toward him" mean? How does one get his heart perfect before God?

2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: ...
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According to 2 Chronicles 1:12, is Solomon the richest person ever?

2 Chronicles 1:12 I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have. Does this comparison apply narrowly only to local kings ...
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Is לְהַעֲמִיד֣וֹ in 2 Chronicles 9:8 singular or plural?

2 Chronicles 9:8 "Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them [לְהַעֲמִיד֣וֹ] ...
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How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?

How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem? Answer1 2 Kings 8:26 (KJV): Two and twenty years old Answer2 2 Chronicles 22:2 (KJV): Forty and two years old
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Where is the correct number of men were found in Judah in both of below two choices answers?

I come accrossed this contradiction , just to read and I want someone to clarify me that :Five hundred thousand dosn't equal to Four hundred and seventy thousand Such that the given answers of this ...
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What exactly was "contrary to what was written" in 2 Chronicles 30:18?

Numbers 9:6-14 talks about some israelites that were unclean but still wanted to celebrate the Passover. They asked Moses if they could, and Moses asked God, and God said (verse 10, NIV): ... When ...
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Do 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles contradict each other on Jehoiachin's age when taking the throne and duration of reign?

In Kings II 24:8 it is said that Jehoiachin was 18 when he ascended the throne and he reigned for 3 months. But in Chronicles II 36:9 it is said that he reigned for 3 months and 10 days. Also ...
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Could Kng Uzziah's judgement have been more severe than that of King Saul?

After committing more or less similar acts of defiance the two Kings of Israel seem to have been judged differently. 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 NASB 16 But when he became strong, his heart was so [m]...
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Where, and how, did Josiah die?

The death of Josiah is reported differently in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. The Kings account is brief: [WEB] 2 Kings 23 : 29 In his days Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of ...
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In Isaiah 7:3-7 why does the prophet Isaiah promise Judah that Ephraim & Syria will not attack & prevail against it?

(KJV) Isaiah 7:3-7 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 And ...
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In 2 Kings 1 did the Moabites rebel against Ahaziah before or after the Jehoshaphat incident in 2 Chronicles 20?

We are told of these two incidents which took place more or less around the same time and its not clear which one preceeded the other.Both incident just took place after the death of Ahab king of ...
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In 2 Chronicles 33:4 what does it mean that YHVH "my name will remain in Jerusalem forever"?

[2Ch 33:4 NLT] (4) He built pagan altars in the Temple of the LORD, the place where the LORD had said, "My name will remain in Jerusalem forever." WLC וּבָנָ֥ה מִזְבְּחֹ֖ות בְּבֵ֣ית ...
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How can we reconcile the suppossed contradiction 1 Kings 7 & 2 Chronicles 2?

1 Kings 7:13-14 NASB 13 Now King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; an 2 Chronicles ...
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Why does KJV use censers not firepans/trays in 2 Chronicles 4:22?

KJV 2 Chronicles 4 22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of ...
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What does "fear of the Lord" in 2 Chronicles 14:13-15 mean?

2 Chronicles 14:13-15 13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive, for they were broken before the Lord and his army. ...