17:1–29:30 David made a most important contribution to Israel’s history by preparing for the temple. This account has six major sections: being commissioned by God (ch. 17); making military preparation (chs. 18–20); discovering the temple site (21:1–22:1); commissioning the builders (22:2–19); arranging personnel (chs. 23–27); and leading national celebration and exhortation (chs. 28; 29).