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2 Chronicles 1

Where was the tabernacle?
Gibeon (v. 5).

Where was the ark of the covenant?
Jerusalem (v. 4)

What did Solomon ask God to give him?
Solomon asked God to give him wisdom and knowledge to govern the people. But God also give Solomon wealth, possessions and honor, such that no king in the past or in the future will have (v. 7-12).

 

2 Chronicles 2

Where did Solomon get the cedar to build the temple and palace?
From King Hiram of Tyre (v. 3)

What did Solomon traded in exchange for cedar?
wheat and barley and the olive oil and wine (v. 15).

Who did Solomon used to build the palace and temple?
The foreigners living in Israel (v. 17)

 

2 Chronicles 3

Where was the temple built?
In Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, the threshing floor of Araunah which David bought from Araunah and David built the altar to appease God’s anger from destroying the people with a plague (v. 1).

When did Solomon began the construction of the temple?
On the 2nd day of the 2nd month of the 4th year of his reign (v. 2).

What is the name of the two pillars Solomon built?
The pillar to the south was named Jakin while the pillar to the north was named Boaz (v. 17).

 

2 Chronicles 4

How many basins were made?
10, 5 basins were placed on the south while the other 5 basins were placed on the north (v. 6)

How many lampstands were made?
10 (v. 7)

How many tables were made?
10 (v. 8)

What was underneath the Sea?
Huram made the Sea along with the 12 bulls under it (v. 4)

 

2 Chronicles 5

Where did Solomon placed the ark?
The Levites carried the ark In the Most Holy Place of the temple (v. 7).

What was above the ark?
Two cherubims that spread their wings over the lid of the ark (v. 8)

What was in the ark?
The 2 tablets that Moses made at Horeb, where God made a covenant with the Israelite after they escaped from Egypt (v. 10).

Why couldn’t the priests perform their service?
Because the temple is filled with the cloud, that represent God’s glory (v. 13-14).

 

2 Chronicles 6

What did Solomon pray?
Solomon’s prayer is that God hear and answer the prayer of anyone who pray toward the temple to him with a sincere heart.

 

2 Chronicles 7

What sign did God gave Solomon to show that he had answered his prayer?
God sent fire down from heaven to consume the burnt offering and sacrifices (v. 1).

 

2 Chronicles 8

Who did Solomon conscripted as labor?
The descendants of the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites remaining in the land (v. 7-8).

 

2 Chronicles 9

Was Solomon able to answer all of Queen Sheba’s questions?
Yes.

What made Queen Sheba thrilled at Solomon?
Queen Sheba was trilled when she personally saw the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attendants and cupbearers in their robes and the burnt offerings he made at the temple (v. 3).

What did Queen Sheba gave Solomon?
She gave King Solomon 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious stones. In return, Solomon gave her everything she desired and asked for, more than the value of the gifts she brought him (v. 9, 12)

How many large shields and small shields did Solomon made?
Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, etc weighing 600 shekels of hammered gold. He also made 300 small shields of hammered gold, each weighing 300 shekels of gold (v. 15-16).

 

2 Chronicles 10

Why did the Israelite rebel against Rehoboam?
Because Rehoboam refused to lighten their burden instead, he want to increase their yoke and scourge them with scorpions, worser than before in which the slave master scourge them with whips (v. 10)

 

2 Chronicles 11

Why did Rehoboam changed his mind about attacking the Israelites?
The prophet, Shemaiah came to tell them that it is God’s doing that he tore away 10 tribes of the Israelite (v. 2-4).

Why did the Levites came to Judah and Jerusalem and side with Rehoboam?
Because Jeroboam and his sons rejected them as priests of God. Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, goat and calf idols (v. 14-15).

 

2 Chronicles 12

Why did Shishak attack Jerusalem?
Because Rehoboam had abandoned God’s commandments so he now delivered him into the hands of Shishak (v. 5).

What did Shishak carried off when he attacked Jerusalem?
He carried off all the treasures in the temple and royal palace. He also took away the gold shields that Solomon made. Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them (v. 9-10).

 

2 Chronicles 13

How many fighting men did Abijah come against Jeroboam? Who win the war eventually?
Abijah with his 400,000 fighting men came against Jeroboam with 800,000 fighting men (v. 3). God helped Abijah to win the war against Jeroboam because he rely on God (v. 13-18)

How many casualties did Abijah inflicted on Jeroboam?
500,000 casualties (v. 17).

 

2 Chronicles 14

How many Cushites army came against Asa?
Thousands upon thousands of Cushite army marched against Asa, who was armed with 300,000 men from Judah and 280,000  men from Benjamin (v. 8-9).

How did Asa win the war against the Cushites?
Asa humbled himself and called on God to help him defeat the vast army of the Cushites (v. 11-12).

 

2 Chronicles 15

What was the message of Azariah son of Oded to King Asa of Judah?
Azariah advised King Asa to seek God and walk in his commandments and his work will be rewarded (v. 1-7)

What did King Asa do after he heard to message of Azariah?
King Asa eliminated the idols from Judah, Benjamin and the towns he captured in the hills of Ephraim. He also repaired the altar at the temple (v. 8). He and the Israelites including Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon assembled at Jerusalem in his 15th year to make a covenant to seek God with all their heart and soul (v. 9-12). He also deposed his grandmother Maacah because she made a repulsive image to Asherah. Asa cut down the Asherah pole and burned it in Kidron Valley (v. 16).

 

2 Chronicles 16

How did Asa make Baasha retreat?
Asa took the silver and gold from the temple and palace treasuries to hire Ben Hadad to help him make Baasha withdraw. King Ben Hadad and his army attacked Ijon, Dan, Abel Maima and all the store cities of Naphtali. When Baasha heard about it, he stopped his building at Ramah and withdrawed (v. 2-6).

Why did Hanani rebuked Asa? What was Asa’s reaction?
Because Asa did not rely on God but he relied on Ben Hadad to help him make Baasha withdraw. Asa was angry and he locked up Hanani and brutally oppressed a number of people (v. 7-10).

What disease did Asa suffered fro at the end of his life?
Asa suffered from a serious feet disease but he did not seek God’s help in his illness. He only sought help from the physicians (v. 12).

 

2 Chronicles 17

Who did Jehoshaphat sent throughout Judah? What are their jobs?
Jehoshaphat sent a number of Levites to teach the people about God’s commandments from the Book of the Law (v. 7-9).

 

2 Chronicles 18

What did Micaiah prophesied about Ahab?
Micaiah said he saw multitudes standing on the right and left of God’s throne. God asked who will go to attack Ramoth Gilead and a spirit suggested that he will entice him by becoming a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all the prophets. This means that Ahab should not go to war against Ramoth Gilead as doing so means it is a death sentence on him (v. 17-21).

What did Ahab do to Micaiah?
Ahab had Micaiah kept in prison and provided with bread and water until he return safely (v. 26),

Did Ahab listened to Micaiah?
No. Ahab went into war in disguise along with Jehoshaphat who was wearing his royal robe. Someone shot a random arrow and it hit Ahab so that he died (v. 28-34).

 

2 Chronicles 19

Who did Jehoshaphat appointed?
Jehoshaphat appointed judges to administer cases according to the law of God in Judah and Jerusalem (v. 5-6, v. 8).

 

2 Chronicles 20

How did Jehoshaphat defeat Moab and Ammon?
Jehoshaphat and the people sought the help of GOd. He and the people of Judah worshiped and praise God. Then, God sent Jahaziel, son of Zechariah with the message that God will help them to fight the war so that they don’t have to fight at all and they will win. As Jehoshaphat and his army set out, they sang and praised God. When they began to sing and praise, God made the Ammonites and Moabites fought against the Edomites and then they finally slaughter each other. When the armies of Judah arrived, they saw dead bodies everywhere and all they need to do is to collect the plunder. They took 3 days to collect all the plunder (v. 1 – 25)

 

2 Chronicles 21

How did God punish Jehoram for forsaking his commandments?
God delivered Jehoram into the hands of the Philistines and Arab. They carried off all he goods in the palace along with his sons and wives. No son was left except the younges, Ahaziah. He also punish Jehoram with an incurable disease that caused his bowels to come out (v. 10-19)

 

2 Chronicles 22

How did Ahaziah died?
Ahaziah was killed by one of Jehu’s man. At that time, he traveled to Jezreel to see Joram, who was recuperating from a would as a result of a war against the Syrians at Ramoth Gilead. Jehu killed Joram, to carry out God’s command. He was buried, because he was the son of Jehoshapat, a king who sought God with his heart. Jehu also killed the officials of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s relatives (v. 5-9).

Who take over Judah after the death of Ahaziah?
Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah killed the entire household of Ahaziah but the Jehosheba, and the priest Jehoiada managed to hid the child in a room at the temple for 6 years (v. 10-12).

 

2 Chronicles 23

How was Joash crowned as king of Judah?
Jehoiada appointed guards to protect Joash. The guards were armed with spears, large shields and small shields that belonged to King David. Then, Jehoiada and his sons put the king’s crown on Joash. They anointed him and shouted, “Long live the king” (v. 9-11).

Did Athaliah found out that Joash was crowned as king?
Yes. She heard the noises of the people running and cheering the king. When she found out, she tore her robes and shouted treachery but the guards seized her and killed her at the entrance of the Horse Gate (v. 12-15).

 

2 Chronicles 24

What contribution did Joash made?
Joash had the Levites collect money from the people to repair the temple. At first, the Levites did not do what Joash said. After that, a chest was made and placed outside to collect money. Enough money was collected and they were used to pay the masons and carpenter to repair the temple (v. 1-14).

What is the wickedness of Joash?
Joash forsook God’s commandments as he listened to the advice of the officials who encouraged him to worship Asherah poles and idols. This happened after the death of Jehoiada. When Zechariah son of Jehoiada rebuked him, he ordered his men to stone him to death.

What did Zechariah ask God to do?
Zechariah ask God to deal with Joash for stoning him to death (v. 22).

How did God punish Jehoiada?
God sent teh syrians to attack Jerusalem. Joash was seriously injured when the Syrians withdrew. Later, his officials assassinated him on his bed for kiling Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada (v. 23-25).

 

2 Chronicles 25

How many Edomites did Amaziah killed at the Valley of Salt?
10,000 Edomites (v. 11).

What did Amaziah brought back from Seir?
Amaziah brought back the gods of the people of Seir and set them up. He bowed down and offered burnt sacrifices to these idols (v. 14).

What made Amaziah challenged Jehoash to battle?
Amaziah became proud because he defeated 10,000 Edomites at the Valley of Salt. Eventually, Amaziah lost to Jehoash. Jehoash carried away all the gold, silver and articles in the temple. He destroyed the part of the wall of Jerusalem from Ephraim Gate to Corner Gate.

 

2 Chronicles 26

What sin did Uzziah committed that made him suffer from leprosy to the day of his death?
Uzziah became proud after God made him powerful. He tried to act as a priest by entering into the temple to burn incense. He did not listened even when a few priests rebuked him. As he was raging at the priests, God struck him with leprosy. His son, Jotham reigned in his place while he lived in a separate house (v. 16-21).

 

2 Chronicles 27

Why did Jotham grew powerful?
Because he walked steadfastly in God’s commandments (v. 6).

 

2 Chronicles 28

How did Ahaz rebelled against God?
Ahaz worship idols and burnt sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinom, sacrificed his children in the fire and carried out other detestable practices of the nations (v. 3).

How did God punish Ahaz?
God delivered Ahaz into the hands of the Syrians and King Pekah of Israel. The Israelite carried captives some of the People from Judah to the land of Israel.

Who saved the captives of Judah?
Some leaders in Ephraim confronted those arriving from war with the captives from Judah, that they should return them otherwise they will be adding to their sin and guilt. They clothed them properly with clothes, sandals, food and drink and healing balm and put the weak on the donkeys (v. 14-15).

Did Ahaz changed after hr faced attacks from the Edomites, Philistines and Assyrians?
No Ahaz became even more unfaithful. He made offerings to the gods of Syrians because he reasoned it is the gods of the Syrians that helped them (v. 16-23).

 

2 Chronicles 29

How did Hezekiah obeyed God?
Hezekiah had the Levites carried everything unclean from the temple (v. 5), consecrated the priests and reestablished the temple service (v. 35).

Why did God punish Judah according to Hezekiah?
The people of Judah was unfaithful and forsook God. They shut the doors of the portico, put out the lamps, did not burn incense, or present burnt offerings at the temple (v. 6-7).

 

2 Chronicles 30

Why did Hezekiah invited everyone to come to the temple?
Hezekiah invited everyone to come to the temple to celebrate Passover (v. 1).

How long did Hezekiah celebrate Passover?
14 days (v. 23).

 

2 Chronicles 31

What did the people destroy after the celebration of the Passover?
The Israelite smashed the sacred stones, cut down the Asherah poles, high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh (v. 1).

Why did Hezekiah prosper?
Hezekiah prospered because he do God’s commandments and sought him wholeheartedly (v. 21).

 

2 Chronicles 32

How did Sennacherib mock Hezekiah?
Sennacherib mocked God, comparing him to the gods of the nations he had defeated. He encouraged the people to surrender since the gods of the nations he conquered were not able to help as well (v. 1-15).

What did Hezekiah do when he learned about Sennacherib’s message?
Hezekiah prayed and he sent men to inquire the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah told Hezekiah not to worry as God will make Sennacherib withdraw and he will die in his own country. God sent an anger to kill all the men in the camp of Sennacherib. Sennacherib was terrified and he returned home. One day, his  sons assassinated him while he was worshiping at the temple of his god (v. 16-21).

 

2 Chronicles 33

What evil did Manasseh do?
Manasseh commit an even more worse idolatry sin than the previous kings. He built altars in the temple. He sacrificed his children in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced witchcraft, sought omens, consulted mediums and spiritists. He also put the image he had made in the temple (v. 6-7).

How did God punish Manasseh?
God sent the Assyrians to attack Judah. They took put a hook in Manasseh’s nose, bound him in bronze shackles and carried him away as captive to Babylon (v. 11).

Did Manasseh repent?
Yes. Manasseh humbled down and confessed his sins to God while he was in captivity. God heard Manasseh’s prayer and he was set free and able to return to Jerusalem (v. 12),

Did Amon, son of Manasseh walk in obedience to God’s commandments?
Amon did not humble down himself like Manasseh. Instead, he commit even more serious idolatry sins than his father (v. 22-23).

 

2 Chronicles 34

What is the reformation of Josiah?
He tore down the altars of Baal, smashed the Asherah poles, broke it and scattered it over the graves of those who sacrificed to them, burned the bones of the priests on teh altars, crushed the idols to powder and cut the incense altars to pieces (v. 4-7).

What was found during the reign of Josiah?
The priest Hilkiah found the Book of the Law and Shaphan read it to Josiah. When Josiah heard what Shaphan read, he tore his robes and sent some men to inquire God. They inquired the prophetess Huldah whose message was that Josiah don’t have to worry as God will not punish Judah during his lifetime since he humble himself. However, God will surely destroy Judah because the people have forsaken him (v. 14-31).

 

2 Chronicles 35

How long did the Israelite not celebrate Passover like how it was celeberated during the reign of Josiah?
The Israelite had not celebrated Passover since the days of the Prophet Samuel (v. 18).

How did Josiah die?
Josiah stubbornly fought against King Necho of Egypt even after Necho said that God commanded him to attack Carchemish on the Euphrates (v. 20-24).

 

2 Chronicles 36

Why did Nebuchadnezzar attack Jerusalem?
Because Zedekiah, the person he put in charge of ruling Jerusalem rebelled against him (v. 13).

In whose hands did Jerusalem fell into?
The Babylonians attacked Jerusalem, and bring and end to the dynasty of kings of Judah. God sent the Babylonians to attack Jerusalem because the kings and the people forsook God’s commandments and do evil in his eyes (v. 15-16).

When was the Israelite able to return to Jerusalem?
Seventy years after the conquer of The Babylonians on Jerusalem. It happened in the first year of the reign of Cyrus, king of Persia (v. 20-23)

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