For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
2 Chronicles 16:9
"Jewish tradition names Ezra as author of Chronicles, or sepher dibre hayyamim, “book of events of the days,” which originally appeared as one book until Greek translators divided it into two. Some scholars believe Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah were all originally one work. Ezra likely wrote
Chronicles in the mid - to late 5th century B.C.
The books outline the genealogy of God’s people from Adam down to the Persian Empire, emphasizing David and his descendants in Judah and the building of the temple. They occasionally include short biographical sketches of kings or historical events, usually with more detail than in 1 and 2 Kings, and exclude almost completely the kings of Israel. In this history of Judah, spiritual lessons supersede political, military and personal details in importance.
Chronicles covers the same time period as Samuel and Kings. In contrast to their political history, Chronicles presents a religious history.
Today, though reading all of the “begats” in Chronicles may bore us at times, the lists of names remind us that God knows each individual personally." BibleUniverse