2 Chronicles

In the Hebrew Canon these books formed a single volume called “Things of the days” (i.e., annals). The translators of the Greek Septuagint Version gave them the title, Paraleipomena, meaning “things left over”, implying their use as a supplement to Samuel and Kings. Jerome (c. A.D. 340-420) called them “a chronicle of the whole and sacred history” from Adam to Cyrus (538 B.C.), hence their English name. Actually, Chronicles is a summary of Hebrew history that duplicates much of Samuel and Kings.