2 Chronicles Quiz

Downright Hard

BACKGROUND NOTE: 1 and 2 Chronicles cover the same time period as 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings. However, 1 and 2 Chronicles are not a mere repetition. While 2 Samuel and 1 and 2 Kings give a political history of Israel and Judah, 1 and 2 Chronicles present a religious history of the Davidic dynasty of Judah.

  1. Why was seventy years of captivity determined for God's people?

  2. What city did Baasha, king of Israel, build just south of Bethel to prevent any traveling between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah?

  3. During the reign of what king of Judah were leaders and Levites sent throughout its kingdom to teach the people the word of God?

  4. Can you name the prophetess with whom Josiah, king of Judah, wished to consult?

  5. Yahweh gave a great victory to Jehoshaphat over the combined army of Ammon, Moab, and Edom (Mt. Seir). Jehoshaphat's army spent three days gathering the spoil due to its abundance. On the fourth day, where did they gather to bless Yahweh?

  6. Name the king of Judah who was bound with brass fetters and taken by the Assyrians to Babylon.

  7. After the death of Jehoiada the priest, Joash, king of Judah, turned away from Yahweh. Together with the people he worshiped idols. Jehoiada's son confronted them with their apostasy, but he was stoned to death at the command of Joash. Name this courageous son of Jehoiada.

  8. After Solomon finished his prayer of dedication at the Temple, what two things happened?

  9. Yahweh gave Amaziah, king of Judah, a great victory over the Edomites. Yet Amaziah brought upon himself the anger of Yahweh when he returned from the scene of battle. What did he do to arouse the anger of Yahweh?

  10. A great victory was won against Zerah the Ethiopian at Mareshah. We read that the king of Judah cried unto Yahweh with these words: 'Yahweh, it is nothing for you to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Yahweh our God, for we rest on you, and in your name we go against this multitude. O Yahweh, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you!' Who was this king?

  11. Ahab died in a battle against the Syrians, but Jehoshaphat safely returned home. Yet he met rebuke from a prophet of God who said, 'Should you help the wicked and love those who hate Yahweh? Therefore the wrath of Yahweh is upon you.' Name this prophet.

  12. Maachah was the granddaughter of Absalom. Of all her husband's eighteen wives and sixty concubines, she was loved the most. Her son Abijah became king of Judah. To whom was Maachah married?

  13. Josiah engaged Pharaoh Neco in battle and was killed. However, Neco had not been coming against Judah but was instead on his way to one of the most important battles fought in the Ancient Near East. After defeating Josiah, Neco pressed onward and did enter into this great battle. Name that battle.

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