For an outline for 2 Chronicles, see Outline for 1–2 Chronicles. The beginning of what is today called 2 Chronicles comes midway in the second major section of Chronicles, on the united kingdom of David and Solomon (1 Chronicles 10–2 Chronicles 9). The Solomonic narrative (2 Chronicles 1–9) marks the successful completion of what David began (1 Chronicles 10–29). God declares the meaning of the temple as the place of repentance and restoration, and as the charter for the future of the kingdom (2 Chron. 7:11–22). The third major section (chs. 10–36) recounts the history of the kingdom from its division until the fall of Judah and the exile, ending in the invitation for the exiles to return to Judea and rebuild (36:22–23). The Chronicler’s account of Solomon’s reign is basically a continuation of his narrative about David, as both father and son rule over all the land and all the people; what David begins, Solomon completes. After David, Solomon’s reign (chs. 1–9) is given the most extensive treatment in Chronicles, yet there is less interest in the king himself than in the abiding achievement of his reign: the successful construction of the temple and the inauguration of its regular services. Solomon’s obedience here marks the fulfillment of the Davidic covenant. The Chronicler omits many of the personal details of Solomon’s life found in 1 Kings 1–11, both negative and positive, to concentrate on this theme.