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TIMELINE OF THE BOOKS OF
SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRONICLES

1107

1011

971

931

853

722

586

1Samuel 2Samuel 1Kings 1Kings 2Kings

31

1-4 5-10 11-20 21-24 1-11 12-22 1-17 18-25

1Chr
10 

  1Chr
11-19
  1Chr
20-29

2Chronicles
1-9

2Chronicles
10-20

2Chronicles
21-36

Legend: B.C. dates at top of timeline are approximate. Note that 931BC marks the division of the Kingdom into Southern Tribes (Judah and Benjamin) and Ten Northern Tribes. To avoid confusion be aware that after the division of the Kingdom in 931BC, the Southern Kingdom is most often designated in Scripture as "Judah" and the Northern Kingdom as "Israel." Finally, note that 1Chronicles 1-9 is not identified on the timeline because these chapters are records of genealogy.

Related Resource: Old Testament Timeline - Interesting!

1 Chronicles covers the same period of time as 2 Samuel and both describe the reign of David (See the Timeline above) whereas 2 Chronicles  covers the same period of time as 1 Kings and 2 Kings and both describe the time from Solomon to the Babylonian Captivity. In Chronicles the kings of Israel (See table below where Jeroboam I identifies first of the kings of the 10 Northern tribes) are not mentioned unless they do something that relates to the kings of Judah. Note that the word "chronicle" means "a continuous and detailed account of historical events arranged in order of time." In First and Second Chronicles God has given us a very accurate history so that we can know all that He wants us to know about the period of the kings.
 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN
SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRONICLES
SAMUEL &
KINGS
FIRST & SECOND
CHRONICLES
Prophetic Perspective:
Message of Judgment
Priestly Perspective:
Message of hope
Prophetic authorship:
Emphasizes the prophetic ministry
and moral concerns
Priestly authorship:
Emphasizes the priestly ministry
and spiritual concerns
The Fortunes
of the Thrones
Continuity
of the Davidic line
More Negative:
Rebellion & Tragedy
More Positive:
Apostasy, but hope in face of tragedy
Record of both
Israel and Judah
Record primarily
of Judah
Man's Failings God's Faithfulness
Morality Redemption
Emphasizes the throne
of earthly kings
Earthly throne (temple)
of the heavenly King
Emphasizes Kings
and Prophets
Emphasizes the Temple
and the Priests
Political
and kingly
Religious
and priestly
Compiled by authors
soon after the events
Compiled by by a priest:
Ezra many years after the events
Written shortly after the
beginning of the captivity in Babylon
Written shortly after
the return from the captivity

Adapted Wilkinson's Talk thru the Bible & Jensen's Survey of the OT

Christ in 1 Kings
A M Hodgkin
Christ in All the Scriptures - Contents

Christ in the Historical Books
4. The Six Books of the Kings: [1&2 Samuel; 1&2Kings; 1&2Chronicles]
In the Hebrew, these six books are only three, each pair forming but one book.

Samuel and Kings form a consecutive history. The Key-note of both is Kingdom.

Chronicles is the story of 2Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings told over again from a different standpoint. Its Key-note is Theocracy. It deals only with the Kingdom of Judah, and relates to the history as it touches the Temple and the worship of God. It was possibly written by Ezra.

The special privilege of the Children of Israel was to have God for their King, and to be chosen by Him to be a peculiar people unto Himself, to show forth His praise in the world.

During the period of the Judges, Israel had rejected God from being their King. This rejection reached a climax in Samuel's day, when ''they asked for a King like all the nations'' [1Sam 8:5,19,20]. When God's children are afraid of being different from the world around them, they lose their power of testimony for Him.

God gave them Saul-- a King after their own heart.
When Saul broke God's covenant through disobedience, God gave them David-- ''a King after His own heart'' [1Sam 13:13,14].

David was a type of the one perfect King. Solomon, likewise, was a type of Him. But after Solomon, God's power departed from the kings and became vested in the prophets. Elijah sent word to Ahab, ''Behold, Elijah is here! And Ahab went to meet Elijah'' [1Kings 18:8,16] As [D.L.] Moody said, ''Who was king now?'' Moses was a prophet. Samuel was a prophet, as well as being the last of the Judges, and also priest. But the great line of prophets began with Elijah, and they represented God to His people through all the years of the decline and fall of the monarchy.

 

III. Christ in the Historical Books
7. 1Kings --
We need the magnificent reign of Solomon, the Prince of Peace, to complete the picture of Christ our King. The Lord said to David: ''Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Peaceable, and I will give peace and quietness in Israel all his days.'' Solomon's peaceable kingdom was the result of the victories David had obtained. [Likewise,] it is because Christ has fought and conquered our enemies that we can enjoy the peace of His glorious reign in our hearts. The Kingdom of God is ''righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost'' (1Chron 22:9, margin; Rom 14:17).
The Temple. [1Kings ch. 5 - 8]
The glory of Solomon's reign was the building of the Temple. He seems to have been raised up specially for this purpose, for David says: ''He hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel. And He said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build My house and My courts... Take heed now, for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it'' (1Chr 28:5-10). But for the account of the Temple, we will wait till we come to the Book of Chronicles.
''Solomon in All his Glory.'' [cp. Mat 6:28,29]
The wisdom of Solomon is a foreshadowing of the wisdom of Christ, in ''whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge'' [Col 2:3].

Psalm 72 is a ''Psalm for Solomon.'' It describes the glory of his kingdom, but it finds its perfect fulfillment only in the reign of One greater than Solomon, who shall indeed one day ''have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.'' But though the millenial fulfilment of this Psalm is yet to come, it has a fulfilment already in those hearts where the King is reigning in righteousness. Solomon said to Hiram, King of Tyre, ''The Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent'' (1King 5:4). The magnificence of his kingdom is described in 1Kings 4:21-34: ''And Solomon reigned over all the kingdoms, from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life... And he had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree.''


The Queen of Sheba. [1Kings 10:1-13; 2Chr 9:1-12]
Our Lord Himself draws the contrast between the Queen of Sheba, who ''came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon,'' and the men of His generation, who were so indifferent though ''a Greater than Solomon'' was among them [Mat 12:42]. Following the same line of thought, the visit of the Queen is a beautiful picture of a soul coming to the Saviour and finding full satisfaction in Him. (Ed: See caveats regarding
Typology - Study of Biblical types)


She came from afar off, and we ''who sometimes were afar off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.'' [Eph 2:13]
She brought all her hard questions to Solomon, and communed with him of all that was in her heart. We may bring all our difficulties to the Lord, and we shall find, as she did, that ''there is not anything hid from the King'' which He cannot solve for us. We, too, shall find that He is ''made unto us wisdom'' [1Cor 1:30].
And when she had seen all his wisdom, and riches, and the appointments of his kingdom, and his marvellous buildings, there was no more spirit in her. And she said: ''It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts, and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it; and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame that I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made He thee king, to do judgment and justice'' (1Kin 10:6-9). [cp. 1Cor 2:9; 1Joh 3:2]

 

The Kingdom Divided. [1Kings 12 and onward]
Then follows the history of the divided kingdom-- a picture of the divided heart and of the impossibility of serving two masters. The kings of Israel [the northern kingdom] followed the example of ''Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin,'' by setting up the worship of the golden calves, and all their kings were given to idolatry. The history of the Kingdom of Israel is an almost unbroken story of wickedness, king after king coming to the throne through the murder of his predecessor.

2Kings 17 gives us the account of the Captivity of Israel, and goes fully into the reason of this punishment. They had descended to the very level of the nations whom God had [commanded] His people [to] drive out of the land-- exactly what He had predicted, as the result of their disobedience, had come to pass. They forsook the Lord, and served the gods of the heathen, and walked in their ways, and wrought according to their wickedness, and therefore God permitted the King of Assyria to carry Israel away captive into Assyria, according to His warning, given by Moses in Deu 29:24-28. ''And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until He had cast them out of His sight'' (2Kin 17:20).
The Prophets.
Long before the outward semblance of royalty had disappeared, God had transferred the power from the kings to the prophets. Out of the darkness of this evil time, two figures stand forth as His witnesses, showing us that through all the failure, God was quietly working onwards towards His eternal Kingdom of Righteousness.

Elijah and Elisha, in the contrast of their characters and of their mission, remind us of John the Baptist and of our Saviour. Our Lord Himself referred to John the Baptist as fulfilling the prophecy that Elijah must first come before the coming of the Son of Man. ''Elias verily has come,'' He said [Mat 17:10-13]. Elijah the rugged prophet of the wilderness, clad in his mantle and leathern girdle-- the ordinary dress of the Fellaheen [sic.], which every prophet wore-- suddenly bursts upon the scene in the court of Ahab, and pronounces the judgment of the Lord. ''As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be night-mist, nor rain these years, but according to my word'' [1Kin 17]. [Note: ''The matar or 'rain' falls at all hours during the winter, while the tal or 'night-mist' falls in the night in summer and autumn.'' (Rev. J. Neil)]. The secret of his power lay in those few words ''before whom I stand.'' He knew what it was to have power with God, and therefore, he had power with man. He reminds us of John, clad in the same manner, at the court of Herod, denouncing, as fearlessly, the sins of that king [Mar 6:17,18].

On Mount Carmel [1Kin 18], it was ''at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice'' that God sent the fire from heaven. We have several instances of deliverance coming at the time of the morning or evening sacrifice, reminding us of the power of the Cross which those sacrifices foreshadowed.


The Forerunner.
When God was about to send the rain in answer to Elijah's prayer, Elijah sent Ahab the message, ''Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.'' [1Kin 18:44]. And then it appears that Elijah acted the part of sais to Ahab. The modern sais of Egypt is the ''runner'' attached to the household of kings and nobles. The same custom was in vogue in Israel, for Samuel warned the people that the king they so eagerly desired would exact this oppressive custom of his subjects: ''He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots'' [1Sam 8:11]. ''These facts lend great force to the act of Elijah, who, in an ecstasy of joy and zeal at the triumph of Jehovah, and desirous to 'honour the King' who for a brief moment had honoured God, when the hand of the Lord came upon him, girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel-- that is, for a distance of some twenty miles or more across the plain of Esdraelon the man of God acted as the sais or runner of the King, clearing the way for his chariot and announcing his arrival!'' [Palestine Explored, Rev. J. Neil]. Does not this office of outrunner explain the figure of Hebrews 6:20: ''whither Jesus entered for us as a forerunner''? He who, in His condescension, has said that in heaven ''He will gird Himself and make (His people) sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them,'' is pictured here as having entered only a brief moment earlier to announce their arrival and to be prepared to receive them there [Luke 12:37].


Elisha. [His call is recorded in 1Kings 19.]
Elisha's was a ministry of blessing and healing. In this he was a type of Christ. We have, moreover, in the life and miracles of Elisha a series of most beautiful lessons on Christian life and service. ''Ploughing one day with his father's oxen and servants, in the open country, he saw the outlawed prophet of Gilead coming towards him. Passing by, he cast his mantle upon him. Elisha knew what the sign meant. He was a wealthy man. The call was to follow Elijah as a servant, pour water on his hands, perhaps to die with him. There was no time to think, the decision had to be made in a moment. The call of God in his heart was at once responded to. Obtaining leave to say farewell to his parents, he kills the oxen, smashes up the implements, and shows to all his companions that he has no more to do with his former life. God is calling each one of us, let us follow at whatever cost'' (W.H. Wilson).

The Old Testament
Reflections of Christ
Paul R. Van Gorder
OT Reflections of Christ

1 KINGS
The books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles present the history of the Kingdom of Israel. The first four give it from a human standpoint, and in Chronicles, it is seen from God's viewpoint.

The time covered by 1Kings is about 120 years. The book begins with the death of David and closes with the death of Ahab. One Bible scholar has said, ''During this time the nation passes from affluence and influence to poverty and paralysis.'' The tragic note sounded in 1Kings 11:1 marks a turning point in Israel's history. ''But King Solomon loved many foreign women...'' As a result, the flesh prevailed over the Spirit. We therefore read these sad words in 1Kings 11:4, ''When Solomon was old, ...his wives turned away his heart after other gods.''

When 1Kings opens, Samuel is dead and David is dying. 1Kings 2 tells how this shepherd, warrior, king, and psalmist went to be with the Lord. Solomon, David's son, then ascended to the throne of all Israel. This book is important because it tells a story of sharp contrast: first, Israel's greatest splendor; second, Israel's tragic downfall. After Solomon's death, there was a rebellion. The nation divided into two kingdoms-- Israel in the north and Judah in the south. King after king led the people into idolatry. It's the old story of sin followed by punishment.

Two men stand out more conspicuously than all the rest named in 1Kings-- Solomon and Elijah. The story really centers upon these two leaders. As we study these men, we fulfill the purpose for this volume-- to see Christ in every book of the Old Testament.


SOLOMON'S REIGN--
The name Solomon means ''peace.'' His reign is a type or picture of that reign of peace by Him who is greater than Solomon [Luke 1:32; Mat 12:42]. (Ed: See caveats regarding
Typology - Study of Biblical types)

 

Solomon's reign was notable for five outstanding reasons:


Wisdom (1Kings 3:9-12; 4:29-34).
Jewish legend says that Solomon could even converse with the beasts of the field. His proverbs, 3,000 of which are recorded, demonstrate the great wisdom that God had given him. What marvelous guidelines they are for the conduct of life even now!


Peace and prosperity (1Kings 4:25).
Solomon's reign was an unusual time for Israel. The land had been torn apart by war. Now came a time of calm, of peace. ''And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even unto Beersheba, all the days of Solomon'' (1Kings 4:25).


The building of the temple (1Kings 5-7).
Solomon's temple was unsurpassed in his day for its splendor and luxury. It was the crown jewel of Solomon's reign. Out of Israel came 30,000 men working in relays of 10,000 per month. In addition, 150,000 ''strangers,'' 70,000 of them carriers and 80,000 stone workers, along with 3,300 supervisors, assisted in the work.


God enters the temple (1Kings 8).
When the structure was completed and dedicated, the glory cloud, the
Shekinah, came down and filled it. This was the visible manifestation of the presence of God in the midst of His people.


The visit of the Queen of Sheba (1Kings 10).
This influential ruler said to Solomon, ''It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom'' (1Kings 10:6). The wealthy ruler was so impressed with what she had heard and seen that she gave the glory to God, saying, ''Blessed by the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel'' (11Kings 0:9). A Gentile queen beholding the wealth and beauty of Solomon's reign is a picture of what God has yet in store for this earth.

 

ONE GREATER THAN SOLOMON--
The gospel according to Matthew begins with the words, ''The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David.'' The designation ''son of David'' immediately brings Solomon to mind, arrayed in all his kingly glory. His reign is a foreview of what will take place when David's greater Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, rules over the earth.

God has decreed that a man is going to rule this world in wisdom. Isaiah wrote, ''And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots; and the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD, ...but with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked'' (Isa 11:1,2,4).

Our Lord's millennial reign will be a time of peace and prosperity. The prophet Micah declared of Christ, ''And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it'' (Mic 4:3,4).

A temple will again stand in old Jerusalem. If you study carefully Ezekiel 40 through 49, you will learn about this magnificent edifice. The glory of the Lord will fill that place, and people of all nations will come to it. Micah predicted,
Many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob (Mic 4:2).
Zechariah delivered this additional prophecy:
And it shall be, in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem;
half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea;
in summer and in winter shall it be.
And the LORD shall be king over all the earth;
in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one.
And it shall come to pass that everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (Zech 14:8,9,16).


FROM KINGS TO PROPHETS--
How tragic the change! Chapter 10 tells of Solomon and all his glory. Then chapter 11 tells of Solomon's sin, chronicles the beginning of the rebellion by Jeroboam, and records Solomon's death. The division of the kingdom and fall into idolatry soon followed. We naturally wonder why. The answer, of course, is that fallen man spoils everything he touches.

From this point onward, the Lord God no longer revealed Himself primarily to kings; rather, He turned to the prophets. From 1Kings 11 to the beginning of the New Testament, God spoke to His people primarily through these specially chosen men.


ELIJAH--
The experiences of Elijah the prophet give us a challenge for today, for he was active in a time of apostasy. The end of our age will also be marked by apostasy, so a study of the evil men of Elijah's day will tell us what may be expected. The same conditions exist now as did then. [King] Ahab had married Jezebel. This wicked woman introduced Baal worship and other forms of idolatry. Ahab was sitting in the place of authority on the throne of Israel, yet he was denying the God of Israel. Similar conditions are sometimes seen in the conduct of the religious leaders of our day.

In 1Kings 18 we read of two prophets, Obadiah and Elijah. Obadiah feared the Lord and fed the prophets of God who were hiding in a cave. But he lived in the house of Ahab, a compromising position! Ahab never spoke a word against Obadiah. But concerning Elijah, the wicked king said, ''Art thou he who troubleth Israel?'' (18:17). Elijah did not shrink from a confrontation with Ahab. God's exoneration of Elijah took place on Mount Carmel, and that prophet became the instrument of God's judgment upon the the prophets of both Baal and the groves [ie., places of worship to multiple idols].


PRACTICAL TRUTH--
In 1Kings, one truth looms large on the horizon: a government that leaves God out, whether dictatorship or democracy, is doomed to failure. Government by man always ends in disorder. Yet even though the thrones of earth disintegrate, the throne of heaven will abide forever.

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Lesson 4: Crying to the God of the Temple
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Lesson 6: Life & Destiny are a Matter of the Heart
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David #1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
David #2: 1 Samuel 17:1-58
David #3: 1 Samuel 19:1 – 20:42

David #4: 1 Samuel 21:1 – 22:23
David #5: 1 Samuel 23:1-29 & 24:1-22
David #6: 1 Samuel 25:1-44
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18
David #10: 2 Samuel 3:1 – 4:12
David #11: 2 Samuel 5:1 – 6:23
David #12: 2 Samuel 7:1 – 8:18

David #13: 2 Samuel 9:1 – 10:19
David #14: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
David #15: 2 Samuel 12:1-31

David #16: 2 Samuel 13:1-39
David #17: 2 Samuel 14:1 – 15:37
David #18: 2 Samuel 16:1-23

David #19: 2 Samuel 17:1 – 18:33
David #20: 2 Samuel 19:1-43
David #21: 2 Samuel 20:1 – 21:22
David #22: 2 Samuel 22:1-51
David #23: 2 Samuel 23:1 – 24:25
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1 Kings 1 David Has Solomon Crowned As King Over Israel"
1 Kings 2 Solomon's Immediate Challenges After David's Death

1 Kings 3-4  Solomon Assumes His Reign As King
1 Kings 5-6 Solomon Begins To Build The Temple

1 Kings 7 More Building For Solomon
1 Kings 8 Solomon Dedicates The Temple

1 Kings 9-10 The Pomp And Glory Of Solomon
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1 Kings 12-13 Jeroboam Leads Northern Kingdom Into Idolatry

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1 Kings 2:36-46 Don't Cross That Line
1 Kings 10:1-13 A Greater Than Solomon Is Here
1 Kings 10:1-13  There's Nobody Like Him

1 Kings 17:1 A Man Sent From God
1 Kings 17:1-7 Are You There?

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1 Kings 22:1-38

 

Adam Clarke
1 Kings Commentary

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1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22

Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
1 Kings
 Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown.
Published 1871 - A generally excellent commentary
See also index to the Unabridged Version of this well done commentary

Spurgeon's Comment: "Of this I have a very high opinion. It is the joint work of Mr. Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and Dr. David Brown. It is to some extent a compilation and condensation of other men’s thoughts, but it is sufficiently original to claim a place in every minister’s library; indeed it contains so great a variety of information that if a man had no other exposition he would find himself at no great loss if he possessed this and used it diligently."

Introduction
1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings   8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22

Thomas Constable
Notes on 1 Kings
Conservative, Millennial

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1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8
1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

W A Criswell
Sermon Notes
1 Kings

1 Kings 1:32-40 Solomon Inherits The Kingdom
1 Kings 3:3-29 The Wisdom of Solomon 
1 Kings 3:5-14 Solomon in All His Glory
1 Kings 6:14-22 Solomon in All His Glory
1 Kings 11 The Fading Glory of Solomon 
1 Kings 13 The Lying and Disobedient Prophet
1 Kings 16 The Prophet Elijah
1 Kings 16:1-10 Worldly Entertainment
1 Kings 16:28-33 Elijah the Tishbite
1 Kings 17-18 The Fire of Elijah (God's Witnesses to the World)
1 Kings 17:21 Mt. Carmel: Mount of Decision
1 Kings 19:1-17 By Fire and by Water
1 Kings 19:1-17 Elijah Flees Before Jezebel 
1 Kings 19:1-4 Elijah: Despondency and Depression
1 Kings 19:1-4 I Am Depressed, What Shall I Do?
1 Kings 21:25 Jezebel: Ahab's Dog's Life
1 Kings 21:25 Ahab: Forty Years With the Wrong Woman
1 Kings 21:9-16 Naboth's Vineyard
1 Kings 22:1-38 The Lying Spirit of the Prophet

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes
1 Kings

1 Kings 1-2

1 Kings 3-5

1 Kings 6-7

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 9

1 Kings 10

1 Kings 11

1 Kings 12-13

1 Kings 14

1 Kings 15

1 Kings 16

1 Kings 17

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 19

1 Kings 20

1 Kings 21

1 Kings 22

Bob Deffinbaugh
Sermon Notes
1 Kings

1 Kings 16:29–17:24 Elijah the Prophet -The Prophet and the Pagans

1 Kings 18:1-46 Elijah the Prophet- Showdown at the Mount Carmel Corral

1 Kings 18:45–19:21 Elijah the Prophet-Elijah Throws in the Towel

1 Kings 20:1-43 Elijah the Prophet-Israel’s Deliverance

1 Kings 21:1-22:40 Elijah the Prophet-Ahab Buys the Farm

1 Kings 19:15-18 2 Kings 8:7-15 Elisha the Prophet

1 Kings 19:15-18 2 Ki 8:16–9:37 Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet 3

John Dummelow
Commentary on the Bible
1 Kings

1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings   8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22

Theodore Epp
Devotionals
1 Kings

1 Kings 1:5-14, 28-31 Results of Neglect  

1 Kings 17:1 God Lives!  

1 Kings 17:2-7 One Step at a Time

1 Kings 17:8-16 Sufficient for Each Day

1 Kings 17:17-24 New Life

1 Kings 18:1-7 A Secret Believer

1 Kings 18:7-16 Where Do We Stand?

1 Kings 18:17-19 Charge and Countercharge

1 Kings 18:20-24 Make a Decision!

1 Kings 18:25-29 The Majority Can Be Wrong

1 Kings 18:30-39 The Fire Falls

1 Kings 18:40-46 Rain At Last!

1 Kings 19:1-8 A Mighty Man Falls

1 Kings 19:8-18 God Is Still in Control

James 5:16-18 We Can Do It Also (like Elijah)

Explore the Bible
1 Kings
 by  Mike Calvert
Written for the LifeWay Explore the Bible Sunday School curriculum

Find Your Focus (1 Kings 1:1-9:9)
1 Kings 1-2; 1 Chronicles 29:21-28 Beware of Improper Ambition
1 Kings 3-4; 2 Chronicle1:2-13 Pray for Wisdom
1 Kings 5-7; 2 Chronicles 2:1-5:1 Honor the Lord
1 Kings 8:1-9:9; 2 Chronicles 5:2-7:22 Claim the Lord’s Promises

Guard Your Focus (1 Kings 9:10-16:28)
1 Kings 9:10-10:29; 2 Chronicles 1:14-17; 8:1-9:28 Guard Against Distractions
1 Kings 11; 2 Chronicles 9:29-31 Guard Against Worldly Influences
1 Kings 12-14; 2 Chronicles 10:1-12:16 Guard Against Following Bad Advice
Luke 24:1-53 Focus on the Risen Savior
1 Kings 15:1-16:28; 2 Chronicles 13-17:1 Guard Against Bad Solutions

Keep Your Focus (1 Kings 16:29-22:53)
1 Kings 16:29-17:24 Trust God in Times of Need
1 Kings 18 Trust God Against Overwhelming Opposition
1 Kings 19-20 Trust God in Times of Apparent Defeat
1 Kings 21-22; 2 Chronicles 21:18-21:1 Trust God in Times of Pressure

Expositor's Bible Commentary
1 Kings
F W Farrar

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians. (A Basic Library for Bible Students)

Cyril J. Barber - This set, originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) (The Minister’s Library)

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Arno Gaebelein's
Annotated Bible
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

John Gill
1 Kings Commentary

1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
 
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22
 

Bruce Goettsche
Life of Elijah
Sermon Notes
1 Kings

1 Kings 17:1-16 The Difference One Person Can Make

1 Kings 17:17-24 Faith Beyond the Norm

1 Kings 18:1-40 Face Off

1 Kings 18:41-46 Here Comes the Rain

1 Kings 19:1-18 The Discouraged Saint

1 Kings 19:19-21 Getting off the Fence

1 Kings 21 The Lust for More

2 Kings 1 Showing Proper Respect

2 Kings 2 Going Out in a Cloud of Glory

GotQuestions
Related to
Book of 1 Kings

Book of 1 Kings - Bible Survey
What should we learn from the life of Solomon?
What was the true issue between Adonijah and Solomon over Abishag?
How did God respond when Solomon asked for wisdom?
What is the story of Solomon and the two prostitutes?
Why did God allow Solomon to have 1,000 wives and concubines?
Who was the Queen of Sheba?
Was Solomon saved?
What is the story of Rehoboam and Jeroboam?
Why was Israel divided into the Southern Kingdom and Northern Kingdom?
Who was King Jeroboam in the Bible?
What was the sin of Jeroboam?
What can we learn from the man of God and the lying prophet?
What should we learn from the life of Elijah?
What is the story of Elijah and the widow?
What is the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal?
Why was Elijah afraid of Jezebel?
What is the story of Ahab and Jezebel?
What does it mean that God speaks in a still small voice?
What should we learn from the life of Jezebel?
Why did God use a lying spirit to deceive Ahab?
Who were the kings of Israel and Judah?
What is the Jezebel spirit?

L. M. Grant
Commentary

1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Joe Guglielmo
Notes on 1 Kings
Calvary Chapel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Updated December 22, 2015

1 Kings 1-2
1 Kings 3-4
1 Kings 5-7
1 Kings 8-9
1 Kings 10-11

1 Kings 12-13
1 Kings 14-15
1 Kings 16-17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19-20
1 Kings 21-22

Dave Guzik
1 Kings Commentary
Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial Perspective

1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22

 

Robert Hawker
Poor Man's Commentary
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Matthew Henry
1 Kings Commentary
(1706)

Introduction
1 Kings 1
1 Kings 2
1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5
1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7
1 Kings   8
1 Kings   9
1 Kings 10
1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18
1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21
1 Kings 22

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1 Kings 17:14 Dwindling Resources
The barrel of meal shall not be used up, neither shall the cruse of oil fail. 1 Kings 17:14
At some point in life most of us face the problem of dwindling resources. The story of the widow of Zarephath should encourage us to trust the Lord to supply our needs at all times.
H. A. Ironside told of a Christian widow who lived in Scotland. With several “bairns” in the home, it was extremely difficult for her to provide food and clothing for her household. Through it all, she lived close to the Lord and lovingly taught her children to put their confidence in Him. The day finally came when the purse was empty and the pantry depleted. Only a handful of flour remained in the big barrel. The mother reached down into the container to scrape up the last bit in order to make some bread for her hungry little ones. As she bent over the barrel, her faith began to waver and she could hold back the tears no longer. Her little son Robbie heard her sobs and began tugging at her dress till she lifted her head and looked into his questioning eyes. In his Scottish dialect he asked, “Mither, what are ye weepin’ aboot? Dinna God hear ye scrapin’ the bottom o’ the barrel, Mither?” Ironside said, “In a moment her failing faith reasserted itself. Ah yes, God did hear. All else might be gone but He remained, and His Word declared that her every need would be supplied.”
Our Daily Bread, P.R.V., Wednesday, February 25

H A Ironside
Commentary
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12 1 Kings 14
1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 22

H A Ironside
1 & 2 Kings; 1 & 2 Chronicles
The Kings of Judah & Israel

Preface

Author's Introduction

Introduction

Chronological Table

Rehoboam

Abijah

Asa

Jehoshaphat

Jehoram

Ahaziah

Jehoash (Or Joash)

Amaziah

Uzziah

Jotham

Ahaz

Hezekiah

Manasseh

Amon

Josiah

Jehoahaz

Jehoiakim

Jehoiachin

Zedekiah

Jeroboam

Nadab

Baasha

Elah

Zimri

Omri

Ahab

Ahaziah

Joram (Or Jehoram)

Jehu

Jehoahaz

Joash (Or, Jehoash)

Jeroboam II

Zachariah

Shallum

Menahem

Pekahiah

Pekah

Hoshea

See Also Ironside's Notes on Select Chapters

Introduction

1 Kings 11

1 Kings 12

1 Kings 14

1 Kings 15

1 Kings 16

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 22

Hampton Keathley III
Devotional Studies in the Life of Elijah
1 Kings

Preface The Life of Elijah

Introduction and Historical Setting for Elijah

1 Kings 17:1 The Man Elijah

1 Kings 17:2-7 Testings By the Brook (Part 1)

1 Kings 17:4-7 Testings By the Brook (Part 2)

1 Kings 17:8-16 Testings and Ministry at Zaraphath

1 Kings 17:17-24 The Death and Resurrection of the Widow’s Son

1 Kings 18:1-6 The Word of the Lord Comes to Elijah

1 Kings 18:7-15 Elijah Ministers to Obadiah

1 Kings 18:16-19 Elijah Meets and Rebukes Ahab

1 Kings 18:19-22 When One Becomes a Majority

1 Kings 18:23-29 The Ineffectual Prayers of the Baal Priests

1 Kings 18:30-46 The Prayers of Elijah

1 Kings 19 The Vulnerability of Victory

1 Kings 19:4-14 The Crisis of Elijah

1 Kings 19:5-18 The Restoration of Elijah

1 Kings 19:19-21 Taking Up Your Mantle

Suffering The Doctrine of Suffering

Various Scriptures Hindrances to Prayer

Keil and Delitzsch
Commentary
1 Kings

James Rosscup - "Keil, C. F. and Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Old Testament. 25 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

John Kitto
Commentary
on 1 Kings
Pictorial Bible

Spurgeon's Comments on Kitto: "Then, of course, gentlemen, you will economize rigidly until you have accumulated funds to purchase Kitto’s Pictorial Bible. You mean to take that goodly freight on board before you launch upon the sea of married life. As you cannot visit the Holy Land, it is well for you that there is a work like the Pictorial Bible, in which the notes of the most observant travellers are arranged under the texts which they illustrate. For the geography, zoology, botany, and manners and customs of Palestine, this will be your counselor and guide....A work of art as well as learning."

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

John Kitto
Daily Bible Illustrations

1 Kings

Spurgeon comments-"Should always be consulted...Exceeding meritorious. Refer to it frequently....They are not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there! You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology. The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study these volumes thoroughly, will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest."

1 Kings 1:1-11 The Last Days

1 Kings 1:5-6, 28-34 The Refuge

1 Kings 1:13-15 Joab and Adonijah
1 Kings 1:8-9, 36-46 Shimei
1 Kings 3 The Wisdom of Solomon
1 Kings 5; 2Chronicles 2 Preparations
1 Kings 6:10; 2 Chronicles 2:8-9
1 Kings 5:10-16; 2Chronicles 2:10, 15-18 Woodcutters
1 Kings 3 The Choice
1 Kings 5:17-18 Great Stones
1 Kings 6, 7; 2 Chronicles 3, 4 - The Temple
1 Kings 6 - Gold
1 Kings 6:5 Windows
1 Kings 6 The Cherubim
1 Kings 6 The Doctrine of the Cherubim
1 Kings 9:26-28 The Royal Merchant
1 Kings 9:28, 10:11 Ophir
1 Kings 9:18 Tadmor
1 Kings 10:28-29 Trade with Egypt-The Hittites
1 Kings 10:1-10 The Queen of Sheba
1 Kings 11:1-8 The King's Crime
1 Kings - The Wise Fool
1 Kings 11:21-25 Outer Troublers
1 Kings 11:26-40 The Rent Mantle
1 Kings 11:43, 13:1 Rehoboam
1 Kings 12:1-24 Whips and Scorpions
1 Kings 12:24-33 The Schism
1 Kings 13 The Two Prophets
1 Kings 14:1-18 The Disguised Princess
1 Kings 14:22-24 High Places
1 Kings 14:25-28, 2 Chronicles 12:2-12 The Egyptian Invasion
1 Kings 14:1-9; 2 Chronicles 13:1-20 Abijah
1 Kings 15:13 The Queen
1 Kings 14:4-15 The Cushite Invasion

1 Kings 15:15-23; 2 Chronicles 16:7-10 The Contrast
2 Chronicles 14 The Way of Help
1 Kings 15:23; 2 Chronicles 16:12 Physicians
1 Kings 16:23-29 Omri
1 Kings 16:29-31 Ahab and Jezebel
1 Kings 16:32 Baal
1 Kings 17:1-3 Elijah

1 Kings 17:4-6 The Ravens
1 Kings 17:7-16 Zarephath
1 Kings 17:17-24 The Dead Child
1 Kings 18:1-20 The Re-Appearance
1 Kings 18:19-21 Carmel
1 Kings 18:22-40 The Contest
1 Kings 18:22-40 Incidents
1 Kings 18:41-46 The Little Cloud
1 Kings 19 The Still Small Voice
1 Kings 20:1-21 Ben-Hadad
1 Kings 20:22-23 The God of the Hills
1 Kings 21, 22 Naboth's Vineyard

1 Kings 19:15-21; 2 Kings 1 - The Mantle

Paul E. Kretzmann
Commentary
(Lutheran Perspective)
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Lange's Commentary
1 Kings

Spurgeon - "It must have cost great effort to make the homiletical part of this volume as good as it is. It is a treasury to the preacher, and is all the more precious because we have next to nothing upon the books of the Kings."

Spurgeon's Comments on Lange's Series: "These volumes are not all of equal value, but as a whole, they are a grand addition to our stores. The American translators have added considerably to the German work, and in some cases these additions are more valuable than the original matter. For homiletical purposes these volumes are so many hills of gold, but, alas, there is dross also, for Baptismal Regeneration and other grave errors occur....We are very far from endorsing all Zöckler’s remarks." (Caveat: Be a Berean - Acts 17:11)

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on 1 Kings

1 Kings 1:28-39 David Appointing Solomon
1 Kings 3:5-15: A Young Man's Wise Choice of Wisdom
1 Kings 4:25-34 The Great Gain of Godliness
1 Kings 5:1-12 Great Preparations for a Great Work
1 Kings 6:7 Building in Silence
1 Kings 8:54-63 The King "Blessing" His People
1 Kings 8:59 The Matter of a Day in Its Day
1 Kings 9:1-9 Promises and Threatenings
1 Kings 10:1-13 A Royal Seeker After Wisdom
1 Kings 11:4-13 The Fall of Solomon
1 Kings 11:26-43 The New Garment Rent
1 Kings 12:1-7 How to Split a Kingdom
1 Kings 12:25-33 Political Religion
1 Kings 16:23-33 The Record of Two Kings
1 Kings 17:1-16 A Prophet's Strange Providers
1 Kings 17:1 Elijah Standing Before the LORD
1 Kings 18:12: Obadiah: To the Young
1 Kings 18:25-39: The Trial by Fire
1 Kings 19:1-18 Elijah's Weakness and its Cure
1 Kings 20:11 Putting on the Armour
1 Kings 21:1-16 Royal Murderers
1 Kings 21:20 Ahab and Elijah
1 Kings 22:3 Unpossessed Possessions
1 Kings 22:7,8 Ahab and Micaiah

J R MacDuff
Elijah, the Prophet of Fire
1 Kings

1 Kings 17:1 Birthplace, Appearance, and Character

1 Kings 17:1 National Apostasy

1 Kings 17:2-6 The Retreat

1 Kings 17:1-17 Cherith and Zarephath

1 Kings 18:1-6 Obadiah and the Search for Provender

1 Kings 18:7-22 The Convocation on Mount Carmel

1 Kings 18:21-40 The Answer by Fire

1 Kings 18:41-46 The Sound of Rain

1 Kings 19:1-4 The Flight to the Wilderness

1 Kings 19:5-9 The Angel's Visit

1 Kings 19:9-13 The Drama of the Desert

1 Kings 19:13-18 The Seven Thousand

1 Kings 19:15-17 Return to Duty

1 Kings 19:19-21 The Call of Elisha

1 Kings 21:17-20 Naboth's Vineyard

2 Kings 1:2-8 Ahaziah and the God of Ekron

2 Kings 1:9-18 The Second Answer by Fire

2 Kings 2:1-7. Farewell Visits to the Sons of the Prophets

2 Kings 2:8-18 The Chariot of Fire

Luke 9:28-37 The Mount of Transfiguration

Matthew 17:3-11 Lessons of the Mount, and Closing Thoughts

Appendix - A REMARKABLE expectation has ever been prevalent among the Jews as to Elijah's personal return as the Restorer of their nation

J Vernon McGee
Commentary on 1 Kings
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Introduction

1 Kings 1

1 Kings 2

1 Kings 3

1 Kings 4

1 Kings 5

1 Kings 6

1 Kings 7

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 9

1 Kings 10

1 Kings 11

1 Kings 12

1 Kings 13

1 Kings 14

1 Kings 15

1 Kings 16

1 Kings 17

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 19

1 Kings 20

1 Kings 21

1 Kings 22

F B Meyer
 Notes on 1 Kings

1 Kings 1

1 Kings 2

1 Kings 3

1 Kings 4

1 Kings 5

1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 9

1 Kings 10

1 Kings 11

1 Kings 12

1 Kings 13

1 Kings 14

1 Kings 15

1 Kings 16

1 Kings 17

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 19

1 Kings 20

1 Kings 21

1 Kings 22

F B Meyer
Our Daily Homily
(Also two from Our Daily Walk**)

1 Kings 1:29
1 Kings 2:4
1 Kings 3:13
1 Kings 3:7-9**
1 Kings 4:29
1 Kings 5:4
1 Kings 6:7
1 Kings 7:46
1 Kings 8:59
1 Kings 9:3

1 Kings 10:9
1 Kings 11:4
1 Kings 12:33
1 Kings 13:21-22
1 Kings 14:6
1 Kings 15:11
1 Kings 16:33
1 Kings 17:4,9

1 Kings 18:21**
1 Kings 18:42
1 Kings 19:5
1 Kings 20:40
1 Kings 21:20
1 Kings 22:34

F B Meyer
Elijah and the Secret of His Power
Devotional and Practical

1 Kings 17 The Source of Elijah's Strength
1 Kings 17 Beside the Drying Brook
1 Kings 17 Ordered to Zarephath
1 Kings 17 The Spirit and the Power of Elias
1 Kings 17 The Test of the Homelife
1 Kings 18 Obadiah - A Contrast
1 Kings 18 The Plan of Campaign
1 Kings 18 The Conflict on the Heights of Carmel
1 Kings 18 Rain At Last!
1 Kings 19 How the Mighty Fell!
1 Kings 19 Loving-Kindness Better than Life
1 Kings 19 The "Still Small Voice"
1 Kings 19 "Go, Return!"
1 Kings 21 Naboth's Vineyard
2 Kings 1 The Old Courage Again
2 Kings 2 Evensong
2 Kings 2 The Translation
2 Kings 2 A Double Portion of Elijah's Spirit
Luke 9 The Transfiguration
Luke 1:15, 17 Filled with the Holy Ghost

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Empowered by the Spirit of God- Holy Spirit in the Histographic Writings of the OT -- D. Block

Counterfeit Davids Davidic Restoration and the Architecture of 1–2 Kings -- Peter J. Leithart

The Case For Kingship In The Old Testament Narrative Books And The Psalms -- D M. Howard
Israelite Kings In Assyrian Inscriptions -- Bryant G. Wood

The Content And Significance Of The Books Of Samuel...-- William J. Dumbrell

David’s Rise And Saul’s Demise- Narrative Analogy In 1 Samuel 24-26 -- Robert P. Gordon

The Davidic Covenant -- Michael A. Grisanti

The Everlasting Covenant -- D. F. Payne

How Are the Mighty Fallen! A Study of 2 Samuel 1-17-27 -- David L. Zapf

David’s Transfer of the Ark according to Josephus -- Christopher T. Begg

Priest And King Or Priest-King In 1 Samuel 2-35 -- Karl Deenick

‘Play it again, Sam’ The Poetics of Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 1–7 -- David G. Firth

The Chronology Of Saul And David -- Leslie McFall

 

Taking God At His Word (2 Samuel 7-1-29) -- F. W. Tyler.

The Amalekite’s Report Of Saul’s Death- Political Intrigue Or Incompatible Sources-- Bill T. Arnold

Structure, Context And Meaning In The Samuel Conclusion (2 Sa. 21-24) -- Herbert H. Klement.

Theology and Art in the Narrative of the Ammonite War (2 Samuel 10-12) -- John I. Lawlor .

An Everlasting House- An Exegesis Of 2 Samuel 7 -- Maarten Kuivenhoven (Scroll Down)

 

Josephus’ Portrait Of Asa -- By- Louis H. Feldman

1 Kings 22:19-23 False Prophets and the Deceiving Spirit -- Richard Mayhue

Why Barzillai Of Gilead (1Ki 2-7) Narrative Art- Hermeneutics Of Suspicion In 1Ki 1-2 -- I W. Provan

Counterfeit Davids Davidic Restoration and the Architecture of 1–2 Kings -- Peter J. Leithart.

Josephus’ Retelling Of 1 Kings 1 For A Graeco-Roman Audience -- Christopher Begg

A Translation Guide to the Chronological Data in Kings and Chronicles -- Leslie McFall

The Message of the Book of Kings in Relation to Deuteronomy and Jeremiah -- Gershon Galil

GENERAL RESOURCES
Outlines, Maps, Introductions on 1 Kings

Best Commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings - Ligonier Ministries

Best Commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings - Tim Challies
Challies rates Dale Ralph Davis book #1 - Click for an except of his comments on first chapter of 1 Kings Commentary Below are the "Contents" from Davis' book which have interesting titles outlining 1 Kings...

Part 1: The Golden Age 1 Kings 1–11

1. Kingdom, Kingdom, Who’s Got the Kingdom? (1 Kings 1:1-53)
2. How Can a Kingdom Be Safe? (1 Kings 2:1-46)
3. To Have a Hearing Heart (1 Kings 3:1-28)
4. The Wisdom Regime (1 Kings 4:1-34)
5. House Plans (1 Kings 5:1-18)
6. Construction Report (1 Kings 6:1-38)
7. Interior Decorating (1 Kings 7:1-51)
8. What God Has Joined Together (1 Kings 8:1-66)
9. Surveying the Construction (1 Kings 9:1-28)
10. A Light to the Nations (1 Kings 10:1-29)
11. You Have Left Your First Love (1 Kings 11:1-43)

 

Part 2: The Torn Kingdom 1 Kings 12–2 Kings 17

12. Kingdom Crud (1 Kings 12:1–24)
13. Bootleg Religion (1 Kings 12:25–33)
14. A Tale of Two Prophets (1 Kings 13)
15. The Beginning Has Been the Beginning of the End (1 Kings 14:1–20)
16. A Lamp in Jerusalem (1 Kings 14:21–15:24)
17. Evil Men in the Hand of a Good God (1 Kings 15:25–16:7)
18. We Three Kings (1 Kings 16:8–28)
19. Antichrist Casts His Shadow (1 Kings 16:29–17:1)
20. The Beginning of a God War (1 Kings 17:2–16)
21. Dare We Trust God? (1 Kings 17:17–24)
22. Will the Real God Please Stand Up? (1 Kings 18:1–40)
23. In Prayer and on the Run (1 Kings 18:41–46)
24. Shall the Psychotherapists Win? (1 Kings 19:1–18)
25. Leaving the Farm (1 Kings 19:19–21)
26. Getting Clear about God (1 Kings 20:1-43)
27. Getting Clear about God’s Justice (1 Kings 21:1-29)
28. Getting Clear about God’s Word (1 Kings 22:1–40)
29. The Folly and the Folly (1 Kings 22:41–53)

Best
Commentaries
Theology of 1 & 2 Kings - Excellent overview
Life of Elijah - Theological Perspective
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
The Kings of Israel - Believers Chapel Dallas - Mp3's Dan Duncan

Kings, books of - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Kings, the Books of - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Kings, the Books of - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Kings, Books of - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Kings, First and Second Books of, - Smith's Bible Dictionary

Kings, Books of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Kings, First and Second Books Of, - Cyclopedia of Biblical

Kings, Books of - The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Dictionary Articles

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris.   See links to notes in right margin.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Henry Morris

ESV Study Bible - $30 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access

Crossway Publishing

1 Kings 1-3: Passing the Baton

1 Kings 6-8: The Presence of God

1 Kings 17-18: Two Opinions

1 Kings 19: Help for the Depressed

Bob Fromm

Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Well done notes but requires you to set up a free account.

Holman
I Kings 16 – 2 Kings - The Fall Of The Northern Kingdom Tommy Nelson

NET Study Bible - Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and  Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

NET Bible

A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament- 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms (Solomon Rises to Power)

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs (Solomon Builds Temple and Palace and Gathers Great Wealth)

Ecclesiastes, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Proverbs (Solomon Reflects)

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles (Various Kings Rise and Fall)

1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Obadiah, Psalms (Jehoshaphat, Ahab, and the Prophet Elijah)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Jonah, Isaiah, Amos, (Elisha, Jonah, Isaiah, Amos)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Isaiah, Micah, Psalm, Hosea (Isaiah Prophesies Judgment and the Messiah, also, Micah and Hosea Prophesy and Hezekiah is Faithful)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Isaiah (Isaiah Prophesies Hope)

Nahum, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Psalms (Josiah Repents, Other Kings Choose Poorly)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations (Consequences of Rebellion)

David Colburn
1 Kings - 18 Mp3's - Messianic Pastor Steve Kreloff

1 Kings 13 The Tale Of Two Prophets
1 Kings 19 The Summons Of Elisha
1 Kings 19 The Exhaustion Of Elijah

David Legge
An Argument of 1 Kings and 2 Kings
An Introduction to the Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings
David Malick
1 Kings Overview - same as in the MacArthur Study Bible


Outline of 1 and 2 Kings

Since the division of 1 and 2 Kings arbitrarily takes place in the middle of the narrative concerning King Ahaziah in Israel, the following outline is for both 1 and 2 Kings.

I. The United Kingdom: The Reign of Solomon (1 Kings 1:1–11:43)

A. The Rise of Solomon (1 Kings 1:1–2:46)
B. The Beginning of Solomon’s Wisdom and Wealth (1 Kings 3:1–4:34)
C. The Preparations for the Building of the Temple (1 Kings 5:1–18)
D. The Building of the Temple and Solomon’s House (1 Kings 6:1–9:9)
E. The Further Building Projects of Solomon (1 Kings 9:10–28)
F. The Culmination of Solomon’s Wisdom and Wealth (1 Kings 10:1–29)
G. The Decline of Solomon (1 Kings 11:1–43)


II. The Divided Kingdom: The Kings of Israel and Judah (1 Kings 12:1–2 Kings 17:41)

A. The Rise of Idolatry: Jeroboam of Israel/Rehoboam of Judah (1 Kings 12:1–14:31)
B. Kings of Judah/Israel (1 Kings 15:1–16:22)
C. The Dynasty of Omri and Its Influence: The Rise and Fall of Baal Worship in Israel and Judah (1 Kings 16:23–2 Kings 13:25)
 

1. The introduction of Baal worship (1 Kings 16:23–34)
2. The opposition of Elijah to Baal worship (1 Kings 17:1–2 Kings 1:18)
3. The influence of Elisha concerning the true God (2 Kings 2:1–9:13)
4. The overthrow of Baal worship in Israel (2 Kings 9:14–10:36)
5. The overthrow of Baal worship in Judah (2 Kings 11:1–12:21)
6. The death of Elisha (2 Kings 13:1–25)


D. Kings of Judah/Israel (2 Kings 14:1–15:38)
E. The Defeat and Exile of Israel by Assyria (2 Kings 16:1–17:41)

 

III. The Surviving Kingdom: The Kings of Judah (2 Kings 18:1–25:21)

A. Hezekiah’s Righteous Reign (2 Kings 18:1–20:21)
B. Manasseh’s and Amon’s Wicked Reigns (2 Kings 21:1–26)
C. Josiah’s Righteous Reign (2 Kings 22:1–23:30)
D. The Defeat and Exile of Judah by Babylon (2 Kings 23:31–25:21)

 

IV. Epilogue: The People’s Continued Rebellion and the Lord’s Continued Mercy (2 Kings 25:22–30)

 

The Kings of Israel and Judah
United Kingdom
Saul 1 Samuel 9:1–31:13; 1 Chronicles 10:1–14
David 2 Sa; 1 Kings 1:1–2:9; 1 Chronicles 11:1–29:30
Solomon 1 Kings 2:10–11:43; 2 Chronicles 1:1–9:31
Northern Kingdom (Israel)
Jeroboam I 1 Kings 12:25–14:20
Nadab 1 Kings 15:25–31
Baasha 1 Kings 15:32–16:7
Elah 1 Kings 16:8–14
Zimri 1 Kings 16:15–20
Tibni 1 Kings 16:21, 22
Omri 1 Kings 16:21–28
Ahab 1 Kings 16:29–22:40

Ahaziah

1 Kings 22:51–53; 2 Kings 1:1–18

Jehoram; Joram 2 Kings 2:1–8:15
Jehu 2 Kings 9:1–10:36
Jehoahaz 2 Kings 13:1–9
Jehoash; Joash 2 Kings 13:10–25
Jeroboam II 2 Kings 14:23–29
Zechariah 2 Kings 15:8–12
Shallum 2 Kings 15:13–15
Menahem 2 Kings 15:16–22
Pekahiah 2 Kings 15:23–26
Pekah 2 Kings 15:27–31
Hoshea 2 Kings 17:1–41
Southern Kingdom (Judah)

Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:1–14:31; 2 Chronicles 10:1–12:16

Abijam (Abijah) 1 Kings 15:1–8; 2 Chronicles 13:1–22
Asa 1 Kings 15:9–24; 2 Chronicles 14:1–16:14
Jehoshaphat 1 Kings 22:41–50; 2 Chronicles 17:1–20:37
Jehoram; Joram 2 Kings 8:16–24; 2 Chronicles 21:1–20
Ahaziah 2 Kings 8:25–29; 2 Chronicles 22:1–9
Athaliah (Queen) 2 Kings 11:1–16; 2 Chronicles 22:1–23:21
Jehoash; Joash 2 Kings 11:17–12:21; 2 Chronicles 23:16–24:27
Amaziah 2 Kings 14:1–22; 2 Chronicles 25:1–28
Uzziah (Azariah) 2 Kings 15:1–7; 2 Chronicles 26:1–23

Jotham

2 Kings 15:32–38; 2 Chronicles 27:1–9

Ahaz 2 Kings 16:1–20; 2 Chronicles 28:1–27
Hezekiah 2 Kings 18:1–20:21; 2 Chronicles 29:1–32:33
Manasseh 2 Kings 21:1–18; 2 Chronicles 33:1–20
Amon

2 Kings 21:19–26; 2 Chronicles 33:21–25

Josiah 2 Kings 22:1–23:30; 2 Chronicles 34:1–35:27
Jehoahaz 2 Kings 23:31–33; 2 Chronicles 36:1–4
Jehoiakim 2 Kings 23:34–24:7; 2 Chronicles 36:5–8
Jehoiachin 2 Kings 24:8–16; 2 Chronicles 36:9, 10
Zedekiah 2 Kings 24:18–25:21; 2 Chronicles 36:11–21
John MacArthur

The Kingdom of David and Solomon

David's Rise to Power  —  David in Conquest of Canaan  —  David's Wars of Conquest  — Kingdom of David and Solomon  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (1)  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (2)  —  Solomon's Economic Enterprises  —  Solomon's Building Activities  —  Solomon's Temple  —  Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3)  —  The Campaign of Shishak  —  Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus  —  The Omride Dynasty  —  The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE —  Phoenician Trade and Civilization  —  Trade Routes throughout the Middle East  —  Travel Routes throughout Palestine  —  Elijah and Elisha  —  The Revolt of Jehu  —  The Rise of Assyria —  Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah  —  The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III  —  The Syro-Ephraimite War  —  Tiglath-Pileser III's Campaigns  —  Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites  —  The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel  —  Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria  —  Prophets of the 8th Century BCE

Judah Alone amid International Powers

Hezekiah's Preparation for Revolt  —  Judah under King Hezekiah  —  Hezekiah's Jerusalem  — Sennacherib's Campaign against Judah  —  Assyria in the 7th century BCE  —  The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire  —  The Reign of Josiah  —  The Districts of Judah under King Josiah —  The Golden Age of King Josiah; Nebuchadnezzar's Campaigns against Judah

Maps
1 & 2 Kings J Vernon McGee

1 Kings/ 2 Kings Introduction and Outlines

J Vernon McGee
1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings - Old Testament Studies- Being the Lessons Given at Various Union Bible

1 Kings 1-11 - The Kingdom Established in Glory

General Survey and Summary

1 Kings 11-22 - Division and Apostasy

William Newell
NIV Study Bible Introduction - 1 Kings NIV Study Bible
1 Kings - Reformation Study Bible Reformation Study Bible
Book of First Kings Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

Excerpt - How do I apply this? Solomon was known as the wisest man of his day. He was arguably the wealthiest man of his time. He enjoyed God’s favor in many ways, yet his legacy is tarnished by the faithlessness he displayed in his later years. In direct contradiction to God’s command for a king not to “multiply wives” (Deuteronomy 17:17), Solomon married many foreign women. First Kings laments, “When Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods” (1Ki 11:4). Solomon began to rely on his fortune, his military might, and his political alliances instead of the God who gave all of those blessings to him. He focused on the gifts, forgetting the Giver. How often do you do the same? Are there any direct commands from God you are ignoring? Today, take time to recall the blessings in your life, and then thank the Lord for them. Rely on Him, not your possessions or position, as your source of strength and significance. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. (Psalm 20:7NIV)

Charles Swindoll
Analysis of Kings James Van Dine
Chronology of History of Israel Wil Pounds

COMMENTARIES AND SERMONS
1 Kings

1 Kings Sermons - most are Mp3  (I especially recommend sermons by Gary Inrig - click)

Gospel Coalition
1 Kings Sermons - Many Illustrations - Click OT, then 1 & 2 Kings David Holwick
By Chapter - 1 & 2 Kings Monergism
1 Kings Notes G Campbell Morgan
1 Kings  How To Iron Out Your Differences W/o Being Burned  Robert Morgan
1 Kings  - Several Audio Sermons  Phil Newton
The First and Second Book of Kings (overview) Arend Remmers
1 Kings - Meditations Henry Rossier
1 Kings 8-25 Henry Rossier
1 Kings sermons Rob Salvato
1 Kings 1:1 Sermons - scroll arrows for multiple sermons - most from older writings Sermons
1 Kings: How to Lose a Kingdom - Overview Ray Stedman
The Life of Elisha Frank Wallace
The Kings of Israel (2) Eugene P Vedder

VERSE BY VERSE
RESOURCES ON FIRST KINGS

1 King 1:30 - Devotional
1 Kings 3:6 - Devotional
1 Kings 4:26 - Devotional
J R Miller
1-2 Kings; 1-2 Chronicles Learning from the Good and the Bad
1 Kings 1:1-11:43 The Way of Wisdom
Brian Bill
1 Kings: God's Lessons from History - Commentary Notes Philip Smith
1 Kings 1-11: The Way of Wisdom Brian Bill
1 Kings 1-11: The Reign of Solomon Bob Deffinbaugh
1 Kings 1 - His (David's) Closing days A W Pink
1 Kings 1:1-2:12  David Study #24  (Click more study notes) Don Anderson
1 Kings 2:1-3 The 4 Pillars of a Man’s Heart Jeff Williams
1 Kings 2:1-11 The Final Days S Lewis Johnson
1 Kings 2:2 Hard Words Dave Roper
1 Kings 2:28 Beware of the Least Likely Temptation Oswald Chambers
1 Kings 3 King Solomon's Ring Dave Roper
1 Kings 3:3-28 The Beginning of Wisdom Is This- Get Wisdom Nathan D. Shurden
1 Kings 3:1-15 A Prayer for Wisdom Brian Bill

1 Kings 3:5 Exposition
1 Kings 5:12 Exposition
1 Kings 8:56 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 6:7 Hewing and Building (27 pages) James Hastings
1 Kings 8:27 Will God Indeed Dwell on the Earth
1 Kings 9:8 Why Hath the Lord Done Thus
Don Fortner
1 Kings 10 Robert Neighbour

1 Kings 10:1-13 The Queen of the South
1 Kings 17:1-24 Jehovah Jireh

1 Kings 10:1-13 The Queen of the South

R E  Neighbor

1 Kings 10:1: Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon

1 Kings 11:26-12:20 How Leaders Pass Themselves on

Paul Taylor

1 Kings 11:39 Devotional
1 Kings 11:40-43 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 11-14 Jeroboam Dave Roper

1 Kings 12 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 13 The Tomb of the Unknown Prophet (Audio Only) Dave Roper
1 Kings 14:21-31 Rehoboam Dave Roper
1 Kings 16:30-31 My Way- The Story of Ahab and Jezebel  Richard L. Strauss

1 Kings 17

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 19

Robert Neighbour
1 Kings 17:8-16 The Crucible John Currid
1 Kings 17:4 Devotional J R Miller

1 Kings 17:4 Exposition
1 Kings 17:16 Devotional

C H Spurgeon

1 Kings 17:16 The Inexhaustible Barrel - A Powerful Message!

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 17:17-24 Finding God in Hard Places (2)- A Grieving Widow Derek Thomas
1 Kings 17-19 The Man Who Prayed About The Weather Steven Cole
1 Kings 17-19  How To Avoid a Nervous Breakdown Robert Morgan
1 Kings 18-19: Awakened from Depression Steve Zeisler
1 Kings 18:17-40 The God Contest Kevin Phipps
1 Kings 18:21 The Unreasonableness of Indetermination in Religion Jonathan Edwards
1 Kings 18:21 Halting Between Two Opinions (16 pages)
1 Kings 19:11-12 A Still Small Voice (18 pages)
James Hastings

1 Kings 18:21 Exposition
1 Kings 18:40 Devotional
1 Kings 18:43 Devotional
1 Kings 19 Exposition
1 Kings 19:4 Devotional

C H Spurgeon

1 Kings 19:4: Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 19:1-13 What Doest Thou Here? Vance Havner
1 Kings 19:5 Taking The Initiative Against Depression Oswald Chambers

1 Kings 19:8 Devotional

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 19 When You Think You Can't Go On
1 Kings 19:19-21 Level Five Living
Rob Morgan

1 Kings 20:1-34 Exposition

C H Spurgeon

1 Kings 20:40: Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
1 Kings 22:34  There Is No Such Thing as Chance. Or Is There Derek Thomas

1 Kings 22:19-23 False Prophets and the Deceiving Spirit

See related study "Does God Deceive?" - Gregory Harris

Richard Mayhue

1 Kings 22:48 Devotional

C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 22:1-23:28Personal Reformation Gregg Allen

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9
1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13
1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17
1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Our Daily Bread
Excellent devotional illustrations
Click here for on site Our Daily Bread devotionals
Updated December 25, 2015

1 Kings 1:15-31 Power Struggle
1 Kings 3:1-15 What Did God Promise?
1 Kings 3:4-14 Wandering From Wisdom
1 Kings 3:5-10 Growing Wise
1 Kings 4:29-34 What Does He Want?
1 Kings 4:29-34 The World Wide Web
1 Kings 8:54-61
1 Kings 8:56 A Promise Kept
1 Kings 8:56 Never Disappointed
1 Kings 11:1-13 Brains Are Not Enough
1 Kings 11:4-13 The Importance Of Theology

1 Kings 11:4 What Does He Want?

1 Kings 13:9 It’s What God Says
1 Kings 14:1-8 Mercy In Disguise
1 Kings 15:1-5, 11 The Truth About Sin
1 Kings 17:14 Dwindling Resources
1 Kings 18:25-29 The Beauty Of Silence
1 Kings 17:1-16 God's Ways
1 Kings 19:1-10 Castaway
1 Kings 19:1-18 A Neglected Remedy

 

1 Kings 19:1-18 Light In The Darkness

1 Kings 19:1-18 You're Not Alone

1 Kings 19:1-18 Renewed Hope
1 Kings 19:1-18 Finding New Hope
1 Kings 19:1-18 Wobbly Knees
1 Kings 19:1-18 God Is Down-To-Earth
1 Kings 19:2-4 Elijah at Horeb
1 Kings 19:4 A Fragile Gift
1 Kings 19:4 There Is Hope
1 Kings 19:1-10
1 Kings 19:1-12 Quiet, Please

1 Kings 19:1-12  He Can Lead You Out Of It


1 Kings 19:1-18 A Neglected Remedy
1 Kings 19:5, 15, 1 6 Nothing Left to Do But Die
1 Kings 19:12 Still Small Voice


1 Kings 20:28 The God of the Valleys
1 Kings 21:17-29 Friend or Enemy?
1 Kings 21:17-29
1 Kings 21:1-16 The Cure for Greed
1 Kings 22:1-8 Newsroom Mix-Up
1 Kings 22:41-45 Learning from Dad

Joseph Parker
People's Commentary
1 Kings

1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8
1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Pastor Life
Sermons
Book of 1 King

Show Thyself A Man 1 Kings  2:1-4 Father, Godly; Man, Christian Paul E. Brown
Becoming A Man 1 Kings  2:2 Manhood; Father's Day; Family Alan Stewart
The Mutual Benefits of Sharing 1 Kings  7:1-9 Soul Winning; Witnessing; Missions; Great Commission Nelson Price
God Is Still In Charge 1 Kings  17 Sovereignty of God; Care, God's Mike Rasberry
False Gods Give No Answers 1 Kings  18:20-29 Idols; Gods, False; Peace; Hope Dwight Reighard
Lord, Let the Fire Fall 1 Kings  18:21-24 Relevance; Revival Donnie L. Martin
Let The Fire Fall 1 Kings  18:38 Revival; Renewal Gene Edwards
Elijah Syndrome 1 Kings  19:1-18 Loneliness; Elijah; Peace of God; Renewal Frank Page
The Giant of Depression 1 Kings  19:18 Depression; Sadness Denis Lyle

Peter Pett
Commentary
1 Kings

1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8
1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

A W Pink
Commentary
Elijah's Ministry
1 Kings

Preface

1 Kings 17 - Elijah’s Dramatic Appearance

The Heavens Shut Up

The Brook Cherith

1 Kings 17 - The Trial of Faith

1 Kings 17 - The Drying Brook

1 Kings 17 - Directed to Zarephath

1 Kings 17 - A Widow’s Extremity

1 Kings 17 - The Lord Will Provide

1 Kings 17 - A Dark Providence

1 Kings 17 - Women Received Their Dead Raised to Life Again

1 Kings 17 - Facing Danger

1 Kings 18 - Confronting Ahab

1 Kings 18 - The Troubler of Israel

1 Kings 18 - The Gall to Carmel

1 Kings 18 - Elijah’s Challenge

1 Kings 18 - Ears That Hear Not

1 Kings 18 - The Confidence of Faith

1 Kings 18 - Effectual Prayer

1 Kings 18 - The Answer by Fire

1 Kings 18 - The Sound of Abundance of Rain

1 Kings 18 - Persevering in Prayer

1 Kings 18-19 In Flight

1 Kings 18 - In the Wilderness

1 Kings 19 - Dejected

1 Kings 19Refreshed

1 Kings 19 - The Cave in Mount Horeb

1 Kings 19 - A Still Small Voice

1 Kings 19 - Elijah’s Recovery

1 Kings 20Naboth’s Vineyard

1 Kings 21The Sinner Found Out

1 Kings 21 - A Dreadful Message

1 Kings 22Elijah’s Last Task

2 Kings 1The Minister of Vengeance

2 Kings 1 - Elijah’s Departure

2 Kings 2 - The Chariot of Fire

Matthew Poole
Commentary
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary
1 Kings

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Pulpit Commentary
1 Kings
Homiletical Index

Introduction 1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3
1 Kings 4 1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7
1 Kings 8 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15
1 Kings 16 1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19
1 Kings 20 1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22
Robert Rayburn
Faith Presbyterian Church
Sermons on
1 Kings and 2 Kings

1 Kings 1:1-11 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 1
1 Kings 1:11-2:46 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 2
1 Kings 3:1-28 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 3 -

1 Kings 4:1-34 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 4

1 Kings 5:1-6:38 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 5

1 Kings 7:1-51 Studies in the Book of Kings No. 6

1 Kings 8:1-66 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 7

1 Kings 9:1-10:29 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 8

1 Kings 11:1-43 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 9

1 Kings 12:1-24 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 10

1 Kings 12:25-13:10 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 11

1 Kings 13:10-34 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 12

1 Kings 14:1-20 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 13

1 Kings 14:21-31 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 14

1 Kings 15:1-24 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 15

1 Kings 15:25-16:34 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 16

1 Kings 17:1-7 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 17

1 Kings 17:8-24 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 18

1 Kings 18:1-16 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 19

1 Kings 18:17-46 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 20

1 Kings 19:1-18 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 21

1 Kings 19:19-21 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 22

1 Kings 20:1-43 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 23

1 Kings 21:1-27 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 24

1 Kings 22:1-53 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 25

2 Kings 1:1-18 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 26

2 Kings 2:1-14 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 27

2 Kings 2:15-25 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 28

2 Kings 3:1-27 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 29

2 Kings 4:1-44 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 30

2 Kings 5:1-19 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 31

2 Kings 5:15-27 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 32

2 Kings 6:1-23 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 33

2 Kings 6:24-7:20 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 34

2 Kings 8:1-15 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 35

2 Kings 8:16-9:37 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 36

2 Kings 10:1-36 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 37

2 Kings 11:1-20 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 38

2 Kings 12:1-21 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 39

2 Kings 13:1-25 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 40

2 Kings 14:1-29 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 41

2 Kings 15:1-38 Studies in the Book of King, No. 42

2 Kings 16:1-17:41 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 43

2 Kings 18:1-19:37 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 44

2 Kings 20:1-21 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 45

2 Kings 21:1-26 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 46

2 Kings 22:1-23:30 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 47

2 Kings 23:31-25:30 Studies in the Book of Kings, No. 48

Ron Ritchie
Sermon Notes
1 Kings
Peninsula Bible Church

1 Kings 16:29-17:24 you Shall Love The Lord Your God With All Your Heart
1 Kings 18:1-19 You Shall Have No Other Gods Besides Me
1 Kings 18:20-46 Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve
1 Kings 19:1-21 O Lord, Take My Life...
1 Kings 21:1-29 You Shall Not Covet Anything That Belongs To Your Neighbor
2 Kings 2:1-18 How Would You Spend Your Last Day On Earth?

Don Robinson
Sermon Notes and Outlines
1 Kings

1 & 2 Kings Life of Elijah - series

1 Kings 3:5-14 How to get More  

1 Kings 14:25-28 Rehoboam  

1 Kings 13:1-32 Price of Disobedience  

1 Kings 17:1-7 When the Brook Dries Up  

1 Kings 17:1-24 Can God Really Meet My Need?  
1 Kings 17:8-16 "Not"
 

1 Kings 18:21-40 Faith for the Future: Elijah's Prayer
1 Kings 19:1-14 The Prophet Who Wanted to Die  
1 Kings 22:1 Hated For Telling It Like It Is
 

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes on 1Kings
Calvary Chapel

1 Kings 1 & 2 A Transfer Of Power

1 Kings 3 & 4 Defining Moments

1 Kings 5 & 7 a House For God's Name

1 Kings 8 & 9 The Dedication of the Temple

1 Kings 9-11 Halftime

1 Kings 12

1 Kings 12-14 King Jeroboam

1 Kings 15 King Asa

1 Kings 16-17 God’s Man For The Times!

1 Kings 18 The Showdown on MT Carmel

1 Kings 19 Dealing with Discouragement

1 Kings 20 Don’t Let the Flesh Live

1 Kings 21 Who Let the Dogs Out?

Sermon Bible Commentary
1Kings

1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4 1 Kings 6
1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11
1 Kings 12 1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Charles Simeon
Sermons on 1Kings

1 Kings 2:44 Solomon Puts Shimei to Death

1 Kings 3:11-13 Solomon's Choice

1 Kings 6:7 The Stillness with Which the Temple Was Built
1 Kings 8 Good Intentions Approved

1 Kings 10:6-7 The Queen of Sheba's Visit to Solomon

1 Kings 11:9 Solomon's Fall

1 Kings 12:24 Revolt of the Ten Tribes

1 Kings 13:4 Jeroboam's Idolatry Reproved

1 Kings 14:13 Abijah's Piety Rewarded

1 Kings 17:15-16 Elijah and the Widow of Sarepta

1 Kings 18:12 Obadiah's Early Piety

1 Kings 19:11-14 Elijah Visited and Reproved by God

1 Kings 20:11 Against Self Confidence

1 Kings 21:20 Ahab and Elijah in Naboth's Vineyard

1 Kings 22:8 Faithful Ministers Objects of Hatred

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on 1Kings

Calvary Chapel
Click links on right for notes corresponding to title on left

1 Kings 3:11-14 So Much More
1 Kings 6-11-13
1 Kings 8-18b
1 Kings 8:22-23 The Incomparable God
1 Kings 8:39 God Knows Your Heart
1 Kings 10:9
1 Kings 10:9b
1 Kings 11-4-6
1 Kings 13-7
1 Kings 14:1-6 Heavy Tidings
1 Kings 14:6
1 Kings 18 The God Who Answers by Fire
1 Kings 18:21 Evil reign of Ahab & Jezebel
1 Kings 18:21b
1 Kings 18:21c
1 Kings 18-24
1 Kings 19:8-9 What Doest Thou Here?
1 Kings 19:8-9 What Doest Thou Here? - 2
1 Kings 19:9-10 What are you Doing Here?
1 Kings 19-9b

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 3:11-14

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 6:11-13

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 8:18

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 8:22-23

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 8:39

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 10:9

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 10:9

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 11:4-6

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 13:7

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 14:1-6

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 14:6

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 18

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 18:21

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 18:21

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 18:21

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 18:24

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 19:8-9

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 19:8-9

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 19:9

Sermon Notes for 1 Kings 19:9-10

C2000 Series on 1 Kings 1-4

C2000 Series on 1 Kings 5-8

C2000 Series on 1 Kings 9-16

C2000 Series on 1 Kings 17-22

 

Notes below similar to C2000 Series

1 Kings 1

1 Kings 2

1 Kings 3

1 Kings 4

1 Kings 5

1 Kings 6

1 Kings 7

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 9

1 Kings 10

1 Kings 11

1 Kings 12

1 Kings 13

1 Kings 14

1 Kings 15

1 Kings 16

1 Kings 17

1 Kings 18

1 Kings 19

1 Kings 20

1 Kings 21

1 Kings 22

C. H. Spurgeon
Sermons
1 Kings

1 Kings 2:30 The Horns of the Altar
1 Kings 2:28, 30: Clinging to the Altar - Notes
1 Kings 4:20-28 The Dromedaries
1 Kings 5:14 A Practical Discourse
1 Kings 5:17 Foundation Work
1 Kings 8:38-40 The Plague of the Heart
1 Kings 8:53 Solomon's Plea

1 Kings 9:2-3 Essential Points In Prayer
1 Kings 10:1: Consulting With Jesus - Notes
1 Kings 10:1-3 Consulting with Jesus
1 Kings 10:2 Heart Communing
1 Kings 10:2: Heart-Communing - Notes (scroll down)
1 Kings 12:24 This Thing is From Me
1 Kings 14:6 A Hearer in Disguise

1 Kings 14:13 Abijah, or Some God Thing Towards the Lord
1 Kings 14:13 A Bad King's Good Son
1 Kings 17:4 God's Care of Elijah
1 Kings 17:8,9 The Widow of Sarepta
1 Kings 17:16 The Inexhaustible Barrel - A Powerful Messa

1 Kings 17:36 Elijah’s Plea
1 Kings 18:41 God's Answer to Persistent Prayer

1 Kings 18:12 Obadiah; or, Early Piety Eminent Piety

1 Kings 18:21 Elijah's Appeal to the Undecided
1 Kings 19:4: Elijah Fainting
1 Kings 19:4: Elijah Fainting - Notes
1 Kings 19:8 Faintness and Refreshing
1 Kings 19:11-13 God's Gentle Power
1 Kings 19:11-13 A Voice with Four Messages
1 Kings 19:12, 13 The Still Small Voice
1 Kings 20:11 Girding the Harness
1 Kings 20:28 The God of the Hills and God of the Valleys
1 Kings 20:31-34 Ben-Hadad's Escape—an Encouragement for Sinners
1 Kings 10:33 Observing the King's Word
1 Kings 20:40: A Frivolous Exercise - Notes
1 Kings 20:40: Gone, Gone Forever

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals and Expositions
1 Kings

1 Kings Devotionals - Today in the Word

1 Kings 3:5 Exposition
1 Kings 5:12 Exposition
1 Kings 8:56 Exposition
1 Kings 11:39 Devotional
1 Kings 11:40-43 Exposition
1 Kings 12 Exposition
1 Kings 17:4 Exposition
1 Kings 17:16 Devotional
1 Kings 18:21 Exposition
1 Kings 18:40 Devotional
1 Kings 18:43 Devotional
1 Kings 19 Exposition
1 Kings 19:4 Devotional
1 Kings 19:8 Devotional
1 Kings 20:1-34 Exposition
1 Kings 22:48 Devotional

John Stevenson
Studies in the Books of 1st and 2nd Kings

Introduction to 1st and 2nd Kings (Charts Included).
1 Kings 1-2. Solomon Becomes King.
1 Kings 3-4. The Wisdom and Wealth of Solomon.
1 Kings 5-8. The Temple.
1 Kings 9-10. Dealings with God and the Nations.
1 Kings 11. Solomon's Great Failure
1 Kings 12. A House Divided.
1 Kings 13-16. The Divided Kingdom.
1 Kings 17. Elijah in the Dry Season.
1 Kings 18:1-16. Elijah and Obadiah.
1 Kings 18:16-46. The Battle of the Gods.
1 Kings 19. The Fearful Prophet.
1 Kings 20-22. Ahab's Fall.
1 Kings 22:51 - 2 Kings 1:18. Ahaziah and Elijah.
2 Kings 2:1-25. The Passing of the Mantle.
2 Kings 3:1-27. The Moabite Conflict.
2 Kings 4. Elisha's Miraculous Ministry.
2 Kings 5. The Story of Two Lepers.

Third Millennium
1 Kings Studies
Well Done - Recommended

Outline & References

Structural Outline

References and Related Resources

Notes on the Text

1 Kings 1

1 Kings: List of Major Bible Charts, Maps, & Pictures

Chiastic Structure - 1 Kings 1:1-2 Kings 25:30

Solomon's Reign - 1 Kings 1:1-11:43

David's Successor Solomon - 1 Kings 1:1-2:12

Solomon Becomes King - 1 Kings 1:1-53

1 Kings 2

David's Charge to Solomon - 1 Kings 2:1-9

David's Death - 1 Kings 2:10-12

Solomon's Blessing of Consolidation - 1 Kings 2:13-46

Adonijah - 1 Kings 2:13-25

Abiathar - 1 Kings 2:26-27

Joab - 1 Kings 2:28-35

Shimei - 1 Kings 2:36-46

1 Kings 3

Solomon's Establishment of Worship - 1 Kings 3:1-9:25

Sacrificing Before Temple Construction - 1 Kings 3:1-3

Solomon's Wisdom - 1 Kings 3:4-4:34

Gift of Wisdom - 1 Kings 3:4-15

Judicial Wisdom - 1 Kings 3:16-28

1 Kings 4

Domestic Political Wisdom - 1 Kings 4:1-28

International Wisdom - 1 Kings 4:29-34

1 Kings 5

Solomon's Temple and Palace - 1 Kings 5:1-9:23

Those Serving Solomon in Preparations - 1 Kings 5:1-18

Hiram - 1 Kings 5:1-12

Conscripted Laborers - 1 Kings 5:13-18

1 Kings 6

Building of the Temple and Palace - 1 Kings 6:1-7:51

The Temple Construction - 1 Kings 6:1-38

1 Kings 7

The Palace Construction - 1 Kings 7:1-12

Furnishings for the Temple - 1 Kings 7:13-51

1 Kings 8

The Temple's Dedication - 1 Kings 8:1-9:9

Solomon's Worship - 1 Kings 8:1-66

The King's Opening Ceremonies and Speech - 1 Kings 8:1-21

Solomon's Prayer - 1 Kings 8:22-53

Solomon's Closing Ceremonies and Speech - 1 Kings 8:54-66

1 Kings 9

God's Response - 1 Kings 9:1-9

Those Who Served Solomon After Construction - 1 Kings 9:10-23

Hiram - 1 Kings 9:10-14

Conscripted Laborers - 1 Kings 9:15-23

Sacrificing After Temple Construction - 1 Kings 9:24-25

Solomon's Desecration of Worship - 1 Kings 9:26-11:13

Solomon's International Involvements - 1 Kings 9:26-10:29

The Queen of Sheba - 1 Kings 9:26-10:13

1 Kings 10

Solomon's Wealth From International Relations - 1 Kings 10:14-29

1 Kings 11

Solomon's Idolatry in the Temple - 1 Kings 11:1-13

Solomon's Foreign Wives and Idolatry - 1 Kings 11:1-8

God's Just Judgment - 1 Kings 11:9-13

Curse of Rebellions - 1 Kings 11:14-40

Hadad's Rebellion - 1 Kings 11:14-22

Rezon's Rebellion - 1 Kings 11:23-25

Jeroboam's Rebellion - 1 Kings 11:26-40

Solomon's Death and Burial - 1 Kings 11:41-43

1 Kings 12

The Divided Monarchy - 1 Kings 12:1-2 Kings 17:41

The Secession of the Northern Tribes - 1 Kings 12:1-24

Rulers of the Divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah

In Israel (930-909 B.C.): Jeroboam I of Israel - 1 Kings 12:25-14:20

Jeroboam's False Worship Centers - 1 Kings 12:25-33

1 Kings 13

A Confirmed Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 13:1-34

1 Kings 14

A Second Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 14:1-18

Closing of Reign - 1 Kings 14:19-20

The Divided Kingdom: Kings and Prophets

In Judah (930-869 B.C.) - 1 Kings 14:21-15:24

Rehoboam of Judah (930-913 B.C.) - 1 Kings 14:21-31

Opening of the Reign - 1 Kings 14:21

Corruption of Worship - 1 Kings 14:22-24

Judgment of Shishak Invasion - 1 Kings 14:25-28

Closure of the Reign - 1 Kings 14:29-31

1 Kings 15

Abijah of Judah (913-910 B.C.) - 1 Kings 15:1-8

Asa of Judah (910-869 B.C.) - 1 Kings 15:9-24

In Israel (909-853 B.C.) - 1 Kings 15:25-22:40

Nadab of Israel (909-908 B.C.) - 1 Kings 15:25-32

Baasha of Israel (908-886 B.C.) - 1 Kings 15:33-16:7

1 Kings 16

Elah of Israel (886-885 B.C.) - 1 Kings 16:8-14

Zimri of Israel (885 B.C.) - 1 Kings 16:15-20

Omri of Israel (885-874 B.C.) - 1 Kings 16:21-28

Ahab of Israel (874-853 B.C.) - 1 Kings 16:29-22:40

Opening of the Reign - 1 Kings 16:29-30

A Summary of Ahab's Sins - 1 Kings 16:31-34

1 Kings 17

Ahab and Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 17:1-22:38

Elijah's Early Ministry - 1 Kings 17:1-24

1 Kings 18

Elijah's God vs. the Prophets of Baal - 1 Kings 18:1-46

1 Kings 19

Elijah's Depression and God's Sovereignty - 1 Kings 19:1-21

1 Kings 20

Ahab's War with Aram and Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 20:1-43

1 Kings 21

Naboth's Vineyard and Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 21:1-29

1 Kings 22

Ahab's War with Aram and Micaiah's Prophetic Condemnation - 1 Kings 22:1-38

Closure of the Reign - 1 Kings 22:39-40

In Judah (869-848 B.C.): Jehoshaphat of Judah - 1 Kings 22:41-50

In Israel (853-841 B.C.) - 1 Kings 22:51-2 Kings 8:15

Ahaziah (853-852 B.C.) - 1 Kings 22:51-2 Kings 1:18

Opening of the Reign - 1 Kings 22:51-53

Today in the Word
Devotionals

1 Kings

1 Kings 1 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 2 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 3 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 4 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 5 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 6 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 7 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 8 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 9 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 10 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 11 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 12 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 13 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 14 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 15 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 17 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 18 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 19 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 20 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 21 Devotionals - Today in the Word
1 Kings 22 Devotionals - Today in the Word

John Trapp
Commentary

1 Kings

1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8
1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Daniel Whedon
Commentary

1 Kings

1 Kings 1 1 Kings 2 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 4
1 Kings 5 1 Kings 6 1 Kings 7 1 Kings 8
1 Kings 9 1 Kings 10 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 12
1 Kings 13 1 Kings 14 1 Kings 15 1 Kings 16
1 Kings 17 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 19 1 Kings 20
1 Kings 21 1 Kings 22

Steve Zeisler
Peninsula Bible Church
Sermon Notes
1 Kings

1 Kings 16:29-17:1 It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
1 Kings 17:2-24 Daily Bread
1 Kings 18:1-19 The Troubler of Israel
1 Kings 20-22 Death and Dishonor
1 Kings 18:20-46 The God Who Answers by Fire
1 Kings 19:1-18 I Alone Am Left

1 Kings 19:1-19 O Lord, Take My Life

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