The Old Testament for me is a difficult collection of books. My advice to any Christian approaching the Old Testament is to proceed with caution and plenty of direction. Along with that I advise people to always read Scripture, whether Old or New Testament in light of the Gospel, in the light of the Spirit of Christ.
For the Christian, all Scripture must point to (either forwards or backwards in time) to the Resurrection, to the young man in the tomb proclaiming "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:6.
That is until you realise one thing. In the Hebrew Bible 1 and 2 Chronicles are one and the same book, but not just that. This combined book is the last book of the Hebrew Bible. Now slot in Matthew, the first book of the Christian New Testament right beside it and voila look what happens. Chronicles becomes an overture to Matthew.
Chronicles begins with its genealogy neatly reassess and retells the history of the Jewish People and the importance of the temple, then in slips Matthew with his genealogy culminating with Jesus at the completion of the History of the Jewish people with the New Temple.
It reads like Matthew is trying to tell us that the genealogy of Chronicles is not complete, here it is now complete and here is the completion of the history of the temple. When seen in this light there is no end to the possible comparisons and literary allusions. I think more research needs to be conducted into the comparison between Matthew and Chronicles. I hope this is a starting point.
But I want to just bring this to the table as something for you to think about:
In Chronicles we read how, after Solomon completed the temple, the Lord appeared to him. The Lord said to Solomon “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house (the temple) that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.” (2Ch 7:16 ESV).
Then having seen the temple with its curtain torn in two and its rocks cracked (Mt 27:51) Matthew concludes with the resurrected Jesus coming to the disciples saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Mat 28:18-20 ESV)
Just think about that for a while.