Author: Possibly Ezra
When It Happened: 1055–1015 BC
Key People: David, Solomon
Summary: The book of 1 Chronicles begins with lists and genealogies of God’s people. We then read the history of Saul’s death and David’s rise to power as king. It tells of David’s military victories, the establishment of his throne in Jerusalem, and the Ark of the Covenant’s return to Jerusalem. It ends with David preparing the people to build the Temple, his death, and the crowning of Solomon as king.
About God: God is faithful to His people and promises blessings to those who follow Him through Jesus Christ.