29:1 Hezekiah. The reign of Hezekiah (716–687 b.c.) begins a new era in the history of Israel and Judah. The northern kingdom had been destroyed by the Assyrians and only Judah remained. Hezekiah brought together representatives from both kingdoms to form a single, reunited kingdom with one king and one temple in Jerusalem. The writer of Chronicles devotes more attention to Hezekiah than any other king except David and Solomon. He uses material from 2 Kin. 18–20, but he supplements it broadly, including an extensive account of Hezekiah’s temple reforms and Passover celebration (29:3–31:1). Hezekiah’s reign appears as a return to the glory of Solomon’s kingdom.