The Book of 1st Kings


"So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.[10] And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. [11] Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly. " [12]

I Kings 2:10-12

The books of reference used for this study of the book of 1st Kings were the Bible, King James Version, called "The Companion Bible", Publisher Kregel; Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, numbered to the Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek, and English, coded to the Strong's Concordance numbers.

Other sources were also used besides these references, but they were the major source of the study. Of course without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there would be no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.

John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

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The Book of 1st Kings
The Book of 1st Kings Table of Contents Page

Chapter 1

"David, Length of Years [1-4]."
"Solomon, Wrongful Succession [5-10]."
"Nathan and Bath-sheba, Counteraction [11-27]."
"Solomon, Rightful Successor"
"The Proclamation and Anointing [28-53]."

Chapter 2 "David's Advice to Solomon [1-10]."
"Kingdom Established [11-12]."
"Execution of Adonijah [13-25]."
"Execution of Joab [28-34]."
"Execution of Shimei [35-45]."
"Establishment of the Kingdom [46]."
Chapter 3

"First Appearance of Yehovah to Solomon [2-15]."
"Promise of Wisdom and Riches [16-28]."

Chapter 4 "Solomon's Dominion and Riches."
Chapter 5 "Contract with Hiram [1-12]."
"Building of the Temple Underway [13-18]."
Chapter 6 "The Construction of the Temple [1-38]."
"Exterior of the Temple [2-14]."
"Interior of the Temple [15-36]."
"Date of Completion [37-38]."
Chapter 7 "Other Buildings [1-12]."
"The Workers [14-51]."
"The Feast [1-11]."
"The Blessing [12-22]."
"The Prayer {23-53]."
"The Blessing and Celebration of
Yehovah's Faithfulness [56-61]."
Chapter 9

"Second Appearance of Yehovah [1-9]."
"The Levy for the Builders [15-24."
"Riches and Wisdom [25-28]."

Chapter 10 "Riches and Wisdom to Solomon"
Chapter 11 "Solomon's Marriages [1-4]."
"The Acceptance of Heathen Religions [5-10]."
"Yehovah. Punishment [11-40]."
"Prophet Ahijah Reveals that Kingdom will
be Split [26-40]."
"Solomon's Death [41-43]."
Chapter 12

"Accession to Kingdom of Rehoboam [1-19]."
"Accession of Jeroboam over Israel [20-33]."
"The Nation Split into Two Separate Nations
or Houses."

Chapter 13 "Warning, by a Man of God."
Chapter 14 "Warning and Punishment from Ahijah to
Jeroboam [1-13]."
"Uprooting and Scattering of Israel
(prophecy) [14-20]."
"Judah and King Rehoboam [21-31]."

Chapter 15 "Abijam, King of Judah [1-8]."
"Asa, King of Judah's Reign [9-24]."
"Nadab, King of Israel [25-31]."
"Baasha Starts Reign over Israel [32-34]."

Chapter 16 "Lord's Prophecy Against Baasha, by Jahu [1-7]."
"Elah's Reign over Israel [8-14]."
"Zimri Reigns, by Killing Elah, then Commits
Suicide [15-20]."
"House of Israel Split, Between Omri
and Tibni [21-22]."
"Omri Prevails, Builds Samaria [23-34]."
Chapter 17 "Elijah's Prophecy to Ahab, the Draught [1-9]."
"Circumstance, the Widow [10-16]."
"Bereavement, Widow Son's Death,
Brought Back to Life [17-24]."

Chapter 18 "Elijah's Mission to Ahab [1-40]."
"Elijah's Message [8-16]."
"Elijah's Proposal to Ahab [19-40]."
"Conflict with the False Prophets [21-38]."
"Promise of Rain [41-46]."
Chapter 19 "Elijah's Flight [1-14]."
"Elijah's Mission to Hazael and Others [15-21]."
Chapter 20

"War with Syria [1-43[."
God Reproves Ahab [35-43]."

Chapter 21

"Personal Evil Committed [1-16]."
"Evil to be Judged [17-29]."

Chapter 22

"War with Syria [1-38]."
"Jehoshaphat's Uneasiness [5-28]."
"Micaiah's Prophecy of Ahab's Death [14-28]."
"Judah and King Jehoshaphat [41-50]."
"Ahaziah, King of Israel [49-53]."


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