30:1 the Passover. The writer of Kings emphasizes the Passover under Josiah (2 Kin. 23:21–23) without discussing the celebration arranged by Hezekiah. The writer of Chronicles exalts this celebration that reunited the northern and southern tribes in temple worship. Such reunion was of striking relevance for those who were working for the restoration of Israel in the time following the return of the exiles from Babylon (Introduction to 1 Chronicles: Characteristics and Themes).