Chronicles of the Kings of Judah

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The similarly named Biblical books are located at Books of Chronicles.

The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah is a book that gives a more detailed account of the reigns of the kings of ancient Kingdom of Judah than that presented in the Hebrew Bible, and may have been the source from which parts of the biblical account was drawn. The book was likely compiled by or derived from the kings of Judah's own scribes, and is likely the source for the basic facts presented in the Bible, though the compiler(s) of the biblical text clearly made selective use of it and added hostile commentaries and judgements.

It is one of the Lost books of the Old Testament. The book is first referred to at 1 Kings 14:29. The passage reads: "Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?"

This text is sometimes called The Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah or The Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah.

No copies of this book are likely to still exist. [1]

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