13:1–14:1 The account of Abijah’s reign in Chronicles (13:2–21) differs considerably from that in Kings (1 Kin. 15:3–5). Chronicles emphasizes the positive side of Abijah’s reign while the writer of Kings focuses on the negative side (1 Kin. 15:3). Chronicles reports Abijah’s speech against the northern kingdom (13:4–12) and his prayerful reliance on God in battle (13:14).