Author: Ezra? The Chronicler
- God’s purpose in giving Solomon both hokmah & madda
His followers as they read about the rebuilding process they would have been made aware of the great personal sacrifices the Jews had made in constructing the temple. This would have encouraged them to participate more fully in the re-building of the temple.
The timing of the story of 2 Chronicles
- The beginning of Solomon’s reign
- The decree of Cyrus
- Major Themes
2 Chron 1:8-10 Solomon requested that he might receive wisdom and knowledge to lead the people (2 Chron. 1:8-10). ”Wisdom“ (ḥoḵmâh) refers to discernment and judgment while ”knowledge“ (maddā‘) means practical know-how in everyday affairs
- It was because of Solomon’s purity of heart in the request that God honored him as He did.
Ezra rehearses the history of the kings, Solomon through the decree of Cyrus 970(931)-536
Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., & Dallas Theological Seminary. 1983-c1985. The Bible knowledge commentary : An exposition of the scriptures. Victor Books: Wheaton, IL