Author: Not stated but traditionally attributed to Ezra the priest
Date: Covers Israelite history from about 970 BC (the accession of King Solomon) to the 500s BC (when exiled Jews returned to Jerusalem).
In Ten Words or Less: The history of Israel from Solomon to division to destruction.
Details: David’s son Solomon is made king, builds the temple, and becomes one of the most prominent rulers ever. But when he dies, the Jewish nation divides. In the remainder of 2 Chronicles, the various kings of the relatively godlier southern nation of Judah are profiled right down to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. The book ends with the Persian king Cyrus allowing Jews to rebuild the devastated temple.
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.