This, and the preceding, were but one book originally, but divided
into two because of the size of it, so that this is only a continuation
of the former history; that ends at the death of David; this begins
with the reign of Solomon, goes through that, and the reigns of all the
kings of the house of David; of the kings of Judah only, after the
separation of the ten tribes, quite down to the captivity of Judah in
Babylon, and reaches to the deliverance of the Jews from thence by
Cyrus, and contains an history of four hundred and seventy nine years.
It treats not at all of the kings of Israel, after the separation, only
of the kings of Judah, through whom the line of the Messiah was drawn;
and though it omits several things recorded of them in the book of
Kings, yet it gives abundance of anecdotes not to be met with there,
which are of great use and advantage in history to know.


This chapter relates, how that Solomon being confirmed in his
kingdom, went to Gibeon to sacrifice \\#2Ch 1:1-6\\, that the Lord
appeared there to him, and what passed between them, \\#2Ch 1:7-10\\
and that when he returned from thence to Jerusalem, he increased in
splendour, wealth, and riches, \\#2Ch 1:13-17\\.