1 Chr 13–29

13:1–29:30 The second essential component of David’s model kingdom, his enthusiastic preparations for the temple, is recounted here. The account has two parts: centralization of worship in Jerusalem (chs. 13–16) and temple preparations (chs. 17–29). Comparison with 2 Sam. 5 and 6 indicates that the materials in Samuel and Chronicles are arranged topically and not in strict chronological order. The Chronicles account is in three parts: the failed attempt to transfer the ark to Jerusalem (ch. 13); David’s blessings (ch. 14); and the successful recovery of the ark (chs. 15; 16).