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The Greek Title is PARALEIPOMENWN which means “The Books of Things Left Out” as Chronicles supplements the history found in the books of 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings.
AUTHORSHIP: Authorship is attributed to either Ezra or an unknown Levite scribe but technically the book is by anonymous since no official author or compiler is definitely named although it is noted that the similarity of literary and linguistic features in Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles suggest a single author (Ezra) for all.
DATE: 450-400 B.C. Some identify the date of Chronicles to have been during the mid-fourth century B.C. because of style, vocabulary, and presentation of the genealogies. The earliest possible date for the book is 538 B.C. when Persia was established over Babylon and Cyrus issued the decree for the Jews to return to Jerusalem and build the temple. The latest possible date for the book is believed to be the mid-second century B.C.
CANONICITY: The original writings of Chronicles were on scrolls. The Greeks were the first to divide the scrolls into what is modern-day two books and it is possible that the book of Ezra was also part of the original scroll writings as well thus the division is into three books.
It is commonly believed that the following adjustments to the interpretation of the text would yield the most accurate information:
Themes of 1 and 2 Chronicles
The ultimate revelation of God’s will to bless those who worship Him in sincerity of heart and to curse those who reject Him by not aligning with His will
Context of 1 and 2 Chronicles