he made Solomon his son king over Israel. Apparently assuming his readers’ knowledge of the Book of Kings, the writer of Chronicles says little about the checkered history of David’s rise to power (11:1–9 note). He also does not discuss Solomon’s struggle for kingship (1 Kin. 1; 2), presenting a smooth transition of power from David to Solomon. See 3:10–16 note, and Introduction: Characteristics and Themes.