The book of Chronicles is an important part of the Old Testament. Originally written as one book, 1 and 2 Chronicles summarize, not only the history of God's people from the creation of the world until the edict of Cyrus in 538 B.C., but also the theology of the Old Testament—the revelation that God gave of himself at creation, to the patriarchs, through Moses, during the monarchy, exile, and restoration.
1 Chronicles takes this narrative up to the establishment of the monarchy under David, culminating in the building of the temple. The underlying message is that of a covenant God who provides salvation for his people, through a Redeemer foreshadowed by the deliverer-kings whom God gave to his people.
Praise for the Print Edition
I found this most helpful commentary eminently readable, with excellent use of telling everyday illustrations, with pointed applications constantly made, good links with New Testament passages, and best of all, an interpretation that consistently pointed forward to Christ.
—Hugh J. Blair, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Reformed Theological College, Belfast
- Title: A Family Tree: 1 Chronicles Simply Explained
- Author: Andrew Stewart
- Publisher: Evangelical Press
- Series: Welwyn Commentary Series
- Publication Date: 1997
- Pages: 222
About the Author
Andrew Stewart is the minister of Glenmanus Reformed Presbyterian Church, Portrush, Northern Ireland. He was born and educated in Northern Ireland. He studied law at Queen's University, Belfast before going on to study theology at the Reformed Theological College, Belfast and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh. He also serves as Clerk of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland.