he books of Chronicles are, in a great measure, repetitions
of what is in the books of Samuel and of the Kings, yet there
are some excellent useful things in them which we find not
elsewhere. The FIRST BOOK traces the rise of the Jewish people
from Adam, and afterward gives an account of the reign of David.
In the SECOND BOOK the narrative is continued, and relates the
progress and end of the kingdom of Judah; also it notices the
return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity. Jerome says,
that whoever supposes himself to have knowledge of the
Scriptures without being acquainted with the books of
Chronicles, deceives himself. Historical facts passed over
elsewhere, names, and the connexion of passages are to be found
here, and many questions concerning the gospel are explained.