It may seem today that you are repeating yourself and you wonder why in the world we would be reading something so similar to something written before. Why would the Holy Spirit consider the books of 1st and 2nd Chronicles to be included in the Bible if they are duplicates? Let’s look closer at what is going on.
The books of Chronicles are uniquely special. They possess a richness of texture and and interpretative challenges that surpasses that of most OT historical books. Much of the richness is due to the close parallel to the four books previous to them. Fifty percent of Chronicles is the same material found in Samuel and Kings. Yet in actuality, the remaining 50% which is not found in the previous four books, contains the rich theological and spiritual material so important to its hearers and us today.