About This TextI Chronicles (“Divrei Hayamim Aleph”) is the first half of the last book of the Hebrew Bible. It retells biblical history, beginning with Adam. While parts of the book align with details that appear in the Torah and early Prophets, much of it contains additions, gaps, or alternative explanations. The first 10 chapters cover up to the death of King Saul, mostly through genealogical lists. The remaining 19 chapters primarily concern the reign of David and the beginning of the reign of Solomon, emphasizing the centrality of Jerusalem and the stability of the Davidic dynasty.