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1 Chronicles 1

From what descendant of Noah did the Canaanites come from?
Canaan (v. 8).

From what descendant of Noah did Abraham came from?
Shem (v. 17).

Who is the ancestor of the Edomites?
Esau (v. 35).

1 Chronicles 2

Who were the 12 sons of Israel?
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher (v. 1).

From what descendant of Jacob did King David came from?
Judah (v. 9). David is the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon (v. 11).

1 Chronicles 3

How many sons were born to David when he reigned in Hebron?
Six sons including Amnon the son of Ahinoam of Jezreel; Daniel the son of Abigail of Carmel; Absalom the son of Maakah daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; Adonijah the son of Haggith; Shephatiah the son of Abital; and Ithream, by his wife Eglah (v. 1-3).

How many sons were born to David in Jerusalem?
Thirteen sons including Shammua, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, Ibhar, Elishua,c Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet (v. 5-8).

Who succeeded the throne of Judah after the death of King David?
Solomon (v. 10).

Who succeeded the throne of Judah after the death of King Solomon?
Rehoboam (v. 10).

Who is the last king to reign in Judah?
Zedekiah (v. 16).

1 Chronicles 5

Which son of Jacob lost his rights to Joseph son of Israel? Why?
Reuben because he defiled the marriage bed of his father by sleeping with his concubine, Bilhah (Genesis 35:22),

1 Chronicles 6

What did David assigned the Kohathites to do?
David assigned the Kohathites to minister with music before the tabernacle (v. 32)
What did David assigned the descendants of Aaron to do?
David assigned the descendants of Aaron to present offerings on the altar of burnt offering and altar of incense (v. 49).

1 Chronicles 7

How did Ephraim’s sons died?
Ephraim’s two sons including Ezer and Elead were killed by the native men of Gath because they tried to steal their livestock (v. 21).

Did Ephraim had a son later?
Ephraim had a son, which he named Beriah later. He named him Beriah because of the misfortune in the family (v. 23).

Who is Ephraim’s daughter?
He had a daughter called Sheerah who build the Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzen Sheerah (v. 24).

1 Chronicles 8

Saul was from which tribe of Israel Benjamin (v. 33).

1 Chronicles 10

How did Saul died?
Saul was shot by the archers of the enemies. He knew he was going to die so he asked his armor bearer to use his sword to kill him so that the uncircumcised Philistines cannot abuse him to his death. The armor bearer wouldn’t dare to do it so Saul killed himself with his sword (v. 1-5).

Who else also died in the war on Mount Gilboa?
Saul’s three sons including Jonathan, Abinadab and malki-Shua (v. 2).

Where did the Philistines hung Saul’s head?
In the temple of Dagon (v. 10).

Who stole the bodies of Saul and his sons?
A few brave men from Jabesh Gilead stole the bodies of Saul and his sons and buriedt them under the great tree in Jabesh (v. 11-12).

Why did God end Saul’s life?
Because Saul was unfaithful to him and did not keep his word. He also sinned by consulting a medium for guidance instead of inquiring God (v. 13-14).

1 Chronicles 11

Where did David first reigned as king?
Hebron (v. 3)

What reward did David offer for the one who leads an attack on the Jebusites? Who lead the attack on the Jebusites?
The one who leads the attack on the Jebusites will be the chief army commander. Joab led the attack on the Jebusites (v. 6).

What did David rename the town of Jebus?
City of David (v. 7).

What did the Three chiefs do When David was thirsty at the cave of Adullam?
They broke through the Philistines lines and got water from the well near Bethlehem gate. However, David did not drink it but poyred it out as drink offering because he felt that the water is like their blood since they risked their lives to get them (v. 15-19).

What is the brave deed of Jashobeam?
Jashobeam used a spear to kill 300 men (v. 11),

What is the brave deed of Eleazar son of Dodai?
Eleazar son of Dodai defeated the Philistines along with David in the middle of the field (v. 12-14).

What is the brave deed of Abishai?
Abishai killed 300 men with a spear (v. 20).

What is the brave deed of Benaiah son of Jehoiada?
Benaiah killwed 2 strongest warriors of Moab. He climbed down a pit on a snowy day to kill a lion. He also killed an Egyptian, while arming with a club and the Egyptian armed with a spear that looks like a weaver rod. Benaiah snatched the Egyptian’s spear and killed him (v.. 22-24),

1 Chronicles 12

Who understood the times and knew what Israel should do?
200 chiefs from the tribe of issachar (v. 32),

1 Chronicles 13

What happened at the threshing floor of Kidon?
Uzzah reached out to hold the ark because the oxen stumbled. God was angry with Uzzah and he killed him. This is because common people are not allowed to touch or look into the ark except the priest who are the descendants of Aaron (v. 9-10) (Numbers 4:18-20).

Where did David send the ark after the death of Uzzah?
David had the ark kept in the house of Obed-Edom, the Gittite for 3 times and God blessed everything he had during that peroid (v. 12-14).

1 Chronicles 14

Who did David hired to build his palace?
David hired cedar logs, stonemasons and carpenters from King Hiream of Tyre to build hid palace (v. 1),

Who were the children born to David in Jerusalem?
Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Beeliadaa and Eliphelet. (v. 3),

What is David’s first battle against the Philistines?
David defeated the Philistiens in the first battle at Baal Perazim. He named the place Baal Perazim because he said God has helped him to break out against his enemies like waters break out (v. 11-12).

What is David’s second battle against the Philistines?
In the second battle, God instructed David to encircle around the Philistines and attack them from in front the poplar trees. David is to wait for the marching sound on top of the poplar trees before setting out for battle. This means that God has alaready mout out to battle ahead of him. David did as God commanded him and successfully defeated the Philistines (v. 13-16).

1 Chronicles 15

Who did David blame for God breaking out in anger against them the first time they bring up the ark of the Lord?
David blamed the Levites who did not bring up the ark of the Lord at that time so that God killed Uzzah (v. 11-15).

What did David do when they brinig up the ark for the second time?
David had the Levites priests consecrated before bringing up the ark. He wore a linen robe and ephod, dancing and  sacrificed 7 bulls and 7 rams as the Levites carried the ark (v. 25-28).

How did Michal feel when he saw King David?
She despised him when he saw King David danced in a linen robe  as teh ark is being carried (v. 29).

1 Chronicles 16

Who did David appointed to give praise to God?
Asaph and his associates (v. 4-7).

Who did David give thanks and praise to?
God (v. 8-36).

What did David assigned Zadok the priests and the fellow priests to do?
To present burnt offerings morning and evening regularly (c. 39-40)

What were Heman and Jeduthun responsible for?
They were responsible for playing the trumpets and ymblans and other instruments for sacred song (v. 41-42).

1 Chronicles 17

What did David want to build for God?
David wanted to build a temple.

What was God’s response to David’s desire in building a temple?
God told David he is not the one to build the temple but he will raise up one of his sons to succeed him who will be the one to build the temple. God promised to make David’s namee like th enames of the greatest men on earth (v. 8). He also promise to help him subdue his enemies (v. 10) God promised to establish the kingdom and throne of the son who will suceeded him (v. 14).

What is David’s prayer?
David thanked God and asked him to do what he promised (v, 16-27).

1 Chronicles 18

What nations did David subdued after he became king?
Moab (v. 2), Zobah (v. 3) and Aram (Syria) (v. 5-6).

What did David took from Hadadezer of Zobah?
David took the gold shileds carried by Hadadezer’s officers (v. 7).

Where did David obtained a large amount of bronze?
Tebah and Kun, towns which belonged to Hadadezer (v. 8).

What did David do with the articles he head taken from the nations he subdued?
David dedicated the articles to God (v. 11).

How many Edomites did Abishai struck down in the Valley of Salt?
18,000 (v. 12).

1 Chronicles 19

How did King Hanun treat the envoys send by David?
King Hanun had teeir beards shaved and the garments at th ebuttocks cut off because he was advised by his commanders that David sent them to spy on the country (v. 3-4).

How did Joab and Abishai defeated the Arameans and Ammonites?
Joab was responsible for fighting the Arameans and Abishai was responsible for fighting the Ammonites. Joab successfully fought off the Aramenas and when the Ammnite saw this, they fled also (v. 10-13).

What did the Arameans do later after losing the first battle?
They recruited under the commander Shopak but David fought against them and successfully defeated them. David also killed the commander Shipak After that, the Arameans did not want to help the Ammonites anymore (v. 16-19).

1 Chronicles 20

How many giants did David defeated?
3 giants (v. 4-8).

1 Chronicles 21

Who incited David to take a census?

What options of punishments did God gave David?
3 years of famine, 3 months of being swept awaya before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or 3 days of the sword of the Lord. David chose the third option because he thinks God is mercy and may be he will have compassion on him and stop the plague (v. 8-12).

Where did the angel stop the plague?
At the threshing place of Araunah (v. 15).

What did Gad told David to do to stop the plague?
To build an altar at the threshing place of Araunah. David did as he was told. He bought the threshing place, built an altar ad offer burnt offerings and fellowship offers. He called on God and God answered his prayer by sending fire down from heaven (v. 26)

How much did David pay for the threshing place of Araunah?
600 shekels of gold (v. 25).

1 Chronicles 22

Why did David provided a large amount of iron, bronze, and cedar logs?
He prepared them for his son Solomon to build the temple after his death so that he dom’t have to find the materials anymore. This is because he reasoned that his son Solomon is young and inexperienced and the temple of God should be built magnificent and spendrous  (v. 5).

Why didn’t God want David to build the temple?
Because he has shed much blood in wars (v. 8).

What did David commanded his son Solomon to do?
To observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel (v. 13).

How much materials did David prepared for the temple?
100,000 talents of gold, 1,000,000 talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone (v. 14).

1 Chronicles 23

What are the duties of the Levites?
The Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle because God has granted rest for the Israelites to dwell in Jerusalem forever. Instead, they now  help Aaron’s descendants in the service of the temple of the Lord including the courtyards, side rooms, the purification of all sacred things and other duties at the temple (v. 28).

1 Chronicles 24

How did the descendants of Eleazar and Ithamar serve at the temple?
The leaders from Zadok, a descendant of Eleazar, and Ahimelek, a descendant of Ithamar were divided accordingly. There are more leaders from Eleazar’s side than Ithamar. They were divided for the offices of the temple by casting lots (v. 1-5).

1 Chronicles 25

What duties were assigned to the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun?
They were responsible for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. There are 288 descendants of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun trained and skilled in music (v. 7).

1 Chronicles 26

What is the duty of Obed Edom?
Obed Edom is the gatekeeper for the South Gate and his sons watch over the storehouse of the temple (v. 15).

1 Chronicles 27

How many army divisions were on duty for David throughout the year? How many men are consisted in each army division?
12 army divisions. 24,000 men. Each army division take turn to serve for 1 month of every year (v. 1-15).

1 Chronicles 28

Who drew the plan for the temple?
David drew the plan of the temple of all that the Holy Spirit had revealed to him in his mind (v. 11-12).

What did David instructed his Solomon?
Be strong and courageous, and complete the building of the temple because God has promised to be with him until all the work is done (v. 20).

1 Chronicles 29

What did God see in a person?
The heart of the person (v. 17).

What did David ask God to do for his son Solomon?
To help Solomon to be completely devoted to keep his commands and to build the temple (v. 19).

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