However, they seem to leave out anything critical of the kings, and they differ in many factual points from Samuel and Kings – for example, they describe King Davidbuilding the Temple, rather than Solomon.
But factual accuracy is not the writer’s aim. He is trying instead to make the Bible’s message relevant to his own era.
He is writing at a time when Israel’s independence is gone and it is under the domination of a foreign power, when the glory of David and King Solomonseem lost forever. The writer of Chronicles wants to give his readers hope. The Lord will save them yet, since God chose them and will not waver from his choice.