Study of 1 Kings
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Kings of Judah and Israel(top)

United Kingdom

        Reign:                  Name:                                    Scripture:
        40 yrs.                   Saul                             I Sam. 8-31; II Chr. 10 
        40 yrs.                   David                           I Sam. 16:1- II Sam. 2:11 I Chr. 11-29 
        40 yrs.                   Solomon                      I Kings 1-11; II Chr. 1-9

Divided Kingdom

Israel                                                                           Judah
Reign:    Name:            Scripture:                           Reign:    Name:                  Scripture
22 yrs. Jeroboam       I Ki. 11:26-14:20                      17 yrs.   Reoboam         I Ki. 11-14; II Chr.10-12
2 yrs.   Nadab            I Ki. 15:25-30                             3yrs.    Abijah(m)        I Ki. 14:31-15:8; II Ch. 13
24 yrs. Baasha           I Ki. 15:28-16:7                        41 yrs.   Asa                  I Ki. 15:9-24; II Ch. 14-16
2 yrs.   Elah               I Ki. 16:8-10 
7 days  Zimri             I Ki. 16:11-22
18 yrs. Omri              I Ki. 16:23-29
22 yrs. Ahab              I Ki. 16:29-22:40                      25 yrs.   Jehoshaphat     I Ki. 15:24-22:50; II Chr. 17-20
2 yrs.   Ahaziah          I Ki. 22:51-II Ki. 1:17                 8 yrs.  Jehoram          II Ki. 8:16-24; II Chr. 21
12 yrs. Joram             II Ki. 1:17-18:24                          1 yr.   Ahaziah           II Ki. 8:25-9:29; II Chr. 22
                                                                                       6 yrs.  Athaliah           II Ki. 11; II Chr. 22-23
28 yrs. Jehu               II Ki. 9-10                                  40 yrs.  Joash               II Ki. 12; II Chr. 24
                                                                                      29 yrs. Amaziah           II Ki. 14; II Chr. 25
17 yrs.  Jehoahaz       II Ki. 10:35-13:9                         52 yrs. Uzziah              II Ki. 14:21-15:32; II Chr. 26
16 yrs. Joash              II Ki. 13:10-13
41 yrs. Jeroboam        II Ki.  14:23-29 
6 mos.  Zachariah       II Ki.   15:8-10                            16 yrs. Jotham              II Ki. 15:32-38; II Chr. 27
1 month Shallum        II Ki.  15:13-15 
10 yrs. Mehahem        II Ki.  15:14-22
2 yrs.  Pekahiah           II Ki. 15:22-26                           16 yrs. Ahaz                 II Ki. 16; II Chr. 28
20 yrs. Pekah               II Ki.  15:27-31 
9 yrs.   Hoshea             II Ki.  17                                    29 yrs.    Hezekiah          II Ki.  18-20; II Chr. 29-32
ASSYRIAN CAPTIVITY  ~ II Kings 17                    55 yrs.    Manasseh        II Ki. 21:1-18;  II Chr. 33
                                                                                          2 yrs.    Amon              II Ki. 21:19-26; II Chr. 33
                                                                                        31 yrs.   Josiah               II Ki. 21:1- 22:30; II Chr. 34-35
                                                                                          3 mos. Jehoahaz         II Ki. 23:31-34;  II Chr. 36
                                                                                        11 yrs.  Jehoiakim         II Ki. 23:36- 24:6; II Chr. 36:5-8
                                                                            3 mos. 10days  Jehoiachin         II Ki. 24:8-16
                                                                                                (Coniah-I Chr. 3:16, or Jeconiah-Jer.22:24)   II Chr.36:9-10
                                                                                        11 yrs.  Zedekiah           II Ki. 24:18-25; II Chr. 36:11-13
                                                                                BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY~ II Chr. 36:14-21
 

Timeline(top)

Year (BC)     Israel King    Relation     Judah King    Relation
980                                     Jeroboam              Sol. servant                 Reoboam                     Sol. son
985 5th of Reoboam       Shishak, king of Egypt ransacks Jerusalem and takes shields of gold
963 18th of Jeroboam                                                                         Abijah                     Reoboam's son
960 20th of Jeroboam                                                                           Asa                        Abijah's son
958 2nd of Asa                      Nadab              Jeroboam's son
956 3rd of Asa                       Baasha             killed house of Jer.
932 26th of Asa                       Elah                Baasha's son
930 27th of Asa                       Zimri            killed house of Baasha
930 27th of Asa                       Tibni
929 31st of Asa                      Omri                 built Samaria
922 38th of Asa                      Ahab                  Omri's son
919 4th of Ahab                                                                               Jehoshaphat                  Asa's son
902 17th of Jehoshophat      Ahaziah                Ahab's son
901 18th of Jehoshophat      Jehoram                Ahab's son
894 5th of Johoram                                                                            Jehoram                 Jehoshaphat's son
886 12th of Jehoram                                                                           Ahaziah           Jehoram& Athaliah's son
886                                         Jehu  ---- killed both kings Jehoram and Ahaziah, Jezebel 
885                                                                                                      Athaliah                 Ahab's daughter
879 7th of Jehu                                                                                     Joash                      Ahaziah's son
856 23rd of Joash                Jehoahaz                Jehu's son
842 37th of Joash                   Joash                Jehoahaz's son
839 2nd of Joash                                                                                 Amaziah                     Joash's son
824 15th of Amaziah           Jeroboam                Joash's son
810 27th of Jeroboam                                                                           Azariah                    Amaziah's son
772 38th of Azariah             Zachariah              Jeroboam's son
771 39th of Azariah              Shallum         end of 4 Jehu generations
771 39th of Azariah             Menahem               killed Shallum
760 50th of Azariah              Pekahiah             Menahem's son
758 52nd of Azariah               Pekah                 killed Pekahiah
758 2nd of Pekah                                                                                   Jotham                    Azariah's son
758  During Pekah's reign, Tiglathpileser carried away Israelites to Assyria
742 17th of Pekah                                                                                   Ahaz                       Jotham's son
730 12th of Ahaz                  Hoshea                  killed Pekah
728  Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, carries Israel into captivity and repopulates Samaria with gentiles.
726 3rd of Hoshea                                                                               Hezekiah                      Ahaz's son
712 14th of Hezekiah -----Sennacherib of Assyria smote by Lord
697                                                                                                       Manasseh                  Hezekiah's son
642                                                                                                          Amon                      Manasseh's son
640                                                                                                          Josiah                       Amon's son
640                                                                                                         Jehoahaz                     Josiah's son
Pharoahnechoh enslaved Jehoahaz and made Eliakim (Jehoakim) his brother king; Jehoahaz died in Egypt!
609                                                                                                         Jehoakim                     Josiah's son
606 ----(1st captivity) Nebuchadnezzar comes in 4th year of Jehoakim and carries captives to Babylon
598                                                                                                         Jehoachin                  Jehoakim's son
      ----(2nd captivity) Nebuchadnezzar comes again and carried all temple gold away and Jehoachin
587                                                                                                Mattaniah(Zedekiah)            Josiah's son
578 ----(3rd captivity) Nebuchadnezzar burns temple and city, kills Zedekiah's sons and puts out Z's eyes.

Evilmerodach, king of Babylon restored Jehoichin to prominence.

Introduction(top)

    The books of Kings do not give a complete and detailed history of all Judah and Israel. They give only passing reference to powerful kings while giving great emphasis to Elijah and Elisha. Almost every king is introduced by a special formula: the year of ascension to the throne by reference to the year of the reign of the king of the other kingdom; in the case of the kings of the Judah, the age at ascension, and the name of the king's mother are given; the length of reign; and, most important, the writer evaluates the reign of each king. The theme of these books is that God blesses the king and the nation when they keep the covenant. His judgment falls with inevitable certainty upon those who disobey his law.

Outline

I. The United Kingdom.................................1:1-11:43
 A. Solomon's ascension to
            the throne........................................ 1:1-2:46
      1.  Adonijah's aspiration to the
            throne defeated................................1:1-53
       2.  David's last words and death.
      The crowned Solomon meters
       out justice!................................................2:1-46
 B. The wisdom and wealth
      of Solomon...............................................3:1-4:34
      1.  Marries Egyptian princess.
           He was religious. Prefers
            wisdom. Saves a baby....................3:1-28
      2.  His staff, dominion, daily
      provision, stables, and wisdom...........4:1-34
 C.  Solomon's building activity.................5:1-9:28
      1.  Preparation for building
           the temple........................................5:1-18
      2.  Construction of the
            temple.............................................6:1-38
      3.  Residences, and temple
           furnishings......................................7:1-51
     4.  The dedication of the Temple......8:1-66
     5.  Ratification of the Davidic
          Covenant, and the buildings........9:1-28
 D.  The Golden Age of Solomon........10:1-29
     1.  The visit of the Queen
           of Sheba.......................................10:1-13
 E.  Solomon's apostacy, decline
      and death............................................11:1-43
       1.  Solomon's unfaithfulness
             to God.......................................11:1-13
       2.  Adversaries and im-
  pending division.....................................11:14-40

II. The divided kingdom..........................12:1-22:53
 A. Rehoboam spawns Jeroboam.........12:1-33
 B. A true prophet deceived..................13:1-34
 C. Abijah, Jeroboam, and wife,
      Ahijah, Nadab, Rehoboam
      Shishak, Abijam................................14:1-31
 D.  Bad and good kings.........................15:1-34
 E.  Jehu, Baasha, Zimri, Omri,
       Tibni, Samaria, Ahab, Hiel.............16:1-34
 F.  Elijah and a widow............................17:1-24
 G. Ahab, false prophets, rain.................18:1-46
 H. Elijah, Jezebel, Hazael,
      Jehu, Elisha.........................................19:1-21
 I.  Benhadad, his Syrians,
     Ahab, a prophet...................................20:1-43
 J.  Naboth, Ahab, Jezebel, Elijah.............21:1-29
 K. Ahab, Micaiah, dogs, Ahaziah,
      Jehoshaphat, Jehoram.........................22:1-53
 

Chapter 1(top)
1.  Who ministered to David in his old age?
2.  Which one of David's sons tried to seize the throne?
3.  Who was for Adonijah and who was against him?
4.  What was Nathan and Bathsheba's plan?
5.  What did David promise Bathsheba?
6.  Who was anointed king?
7.  What did Adonijah do because he was afraid?

Chapter 2(top)

8.  What did David tell Solomon. Who did he warn him about?
9.  How many years was David's reign?
10. What did Adonijah ask Bathsheba for?
11.  Did this please Solomon? What did he do?
12.  What did Solomon do to Abiathar?
13.  What did Solomon do to Joab?
14. After Solomon "cleaned house" who became his priest and who became the captain of
      the host?
15.  What did Solomon command Shimei to do? Did he do it? What happened to Shimei?

Chapter 3(top)

16.  Who did Solomon marry?
17.  How many burnt offerings did Solomon offer to God?
18.  What did God say to Solomon?
19.  What did Solomon request? Did God give it to him?
20.  Paraphrase the story of the two women who came to Solomon?
Chapter 4(top)
Chapter 5(top)
21. What agreement did Hiram king of Tyre and Solomon make?
22.  What did Solomon pay Hiram each year?

Chapter 6(top)
23.  How long after the children came out of Egypt did Solomon begin building the temple?
24. What was the ark kept in until now?

Chapter 7(top)

25. Blueprints for the temple:
length:
width:
height:
porch length:
porch width:
1st chamber width:
2nd chamber width:
3rd chamber width:
wall material:
wall paneling material:
floor covering material:
overlay material:
length of cherub wing:
oracle doors material:
temple door post material:
temple door material:
Length of completion of temple:

26. What other buildings did Solomon build?
27. Describe the furnishings of the temple?

Chapter 8(top)

28.  What did the COI put into the temple?
29.  What was in the ark?
30.  After Solomon's prayer what did he sacrifice?

Chapter 9(top)

31.  What did God tell Solomon?
32.  What had Solomon given Hiram in return for wood?
33.  Were they good cities?

Chapter 10(top)

34.  Who came to visit Solomon?
35.  What did she think of Solomon?
36.  What did she give Solomon?
37.  Write out an inventory list of Solomon's riches:

Chapter 11(top)

38.  What was Solomon's downfall?
39.  How many wives and concubines died Solomon have?
40.  What did they cause Solomon to do?
41.  How did God say he would punish Solomon?
42.  When would the kingdom be taken away?
43. What tribe would Solomon be able to keep?
44.  What demonstration did the prophet Ahijah do for Jeroboam, Solomon's servant?
45.  What did it mean?
46.  How long did Solomon reign?
47.  Who reigned in place of Solomon?

Chapter 12(top)

48.  What did Jeroboam ask Rehoboam?
49. What was the advice that was given on the matter? Which did Rehoboam take?
50.  What tribe followed Rehoboam and who followed Jeroboam in the divided kingdom?
51.  Jeroboam made two what?
52.  What was his purpose for doing this?
53.  Where did he put these two objects?
54.  What also did Jeroboam do?

Chapter 13(top)

55.  Who did the prophet warn Jeroboam about?
56. What was the sign that this would come to pass?
57.  How did the old prophet trick the other prophet?
58.  How did the prophet die?

Chapter 14(top)

59. What did Jeroboam tell his wife to do?
60.  What did Ahijah prophesy?

Chapter 15(top)

61.  How long did Jeroboam reign? Who reigned next?
62.  What happened in Rehoboam's 5th year?
63.  Who succeeded Rehoboam as king?
64.  What year did Abijam take over?
65.  How long did he reign?
66.  Who succeeded Abijam as king?
67.  What year did he become king?
68.  How long did he reign?
69. What did Asa do?
70. Who was king of Israel?
71.  Who succeeded Asa as king of Judah?
72.  Who succeeded Jeroboam and what year did he begin? How long?
73.  What happened to Nadab?
74.  When did Baasha begin to reign? How long?

Chapter 16(top)

75.  Who succeeded Baasha?
76.  What year did he begin to reign? For how long?
77.  What happened to Elah?
78.  Who became king? What year?
79. What did Zimri do?
80.  How long he was king?
81. Who succeeded Zimri as king? How did Zimri die?
82.  What year did Omri take over? How long did he reign?
83.  What city did Omri build?
84.  Who succeeded Omri? what year? For how long?
85.  Who did Ahab marry?

Chapter 17(top)

86.  What did the prophet Elijah tell Ahab?
87.  What did God send to feed Elijah?
88.  What was the miracle of the widow woman?
89.  What was the second miracle Elijah performed for the woman?

Chapter 18(top)

90.  Who did Elijah tell Ahab to meet him on Mt. Carmel?
91.  What was the competition?
92.  How did Elijah mock the false prophets?
93.  How did Elijah win the competition?
94.  What did Elijah do to the prophets of Baal?
95.  What did Elijah predict was coming? How many times did the servant look to the sea?
96.  What did he see coming?

Chapter 19(top)

97.  What did Ahab tell Jezebel?
98.  What was Jezebel's threat?
99.   What was Elijah complaining about to God?
100.  What four things did God send to Elijah?
101.  What two men were to be anointed by Elijah?
102.  Was Elijah right in saying he was the only one left? (vs. 18)
103.  What did Elijah put on Elisha?

Chapter 20(top)

104.  Who goes to war against Ahab and the COI?
105.  Who wins?  How were 27,000 men killed?
106.  Paraphrase the prophets's whole demonstration to Ahab?

Chapter 21(top)

107.  What did Naboth own and wear was it located?
108.  What did Ahab ask for and what was Naboth's response?
109.  What was Jezebel's plan to get Naboth's vineyard?
110.  What did Elijah prophesy would happen to Ahab?
111.  What did God decide because of Ahab's repentance?

Chapter 22(top)

112.  What did Ahab ask Jehoshaphat?
113.  What did Jehoshaphat say they should do?
114.  Why didn't Ahab want Micaiah's prophecy?
115.  What was Micaiah's prophecy?
116.  How did Micaiah explain what the other prophets were saying?
117.  What did Ahab do to Micaiah?
118.  What happened to Ahab in the battle?
119. Who succeeded Ahab as king?
120.  When did Jehosaphat begin to reign? How long?
121. Who succeeded Jehoshophat?
122.  Who succeeded Ahab? When did he start? For how long?