Chronicles (דִּבדֵי הִיָּמִים, dibrey' hay-yamim', words [or acts] of the days, 1Ki 14:19, Sept. ῥήματα τών ἡμερῶν, Vulg. verba dierum; 1Ch 27:24, βιβλίον λόγων, fasti; Es 6:1, μνημόσυνα, annales; 1 Esdr. 2:12, ὑπομνηματισμοί; 1 Macc. 16:24, βιβλίον ἡμερῶν), journals or diaries, i.e. the record of the daily occurrences; the name originally given to the record made by the appointed historiographers in the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, usually called more simply "book of the kings of Israel and Judah" (1Ch 9:1); so also of separate sovereigns, e.g. Solomon (1Ki 11:41), Jehu (2Ch 20:34), etc. SEE HISTORY.