A More Detailed View of the Contents
of the Books of Kings







I.
Solomon (First Kings 1-11)






A.
Prophetic Intervention: Choosing the New King (First Kings 1:1-2:11)

B.
Securing the Throne (First Kings 2:12-46)

C.
A Glorious Beginning (First Kings 3:1-15)

D.
Gods Gifts to Solomon: Discernment, Riches, Surpassing Honor (First Kings 3:16-5:14)

E.
The Jerusalem Temple (First Kings 5:15-9:25)

F.
Gods Gifts to Solomon: Discernment, Riches, Surpassing Honor (First Kings 9:26-10:29)

G.
A Tragic Ending (First Kings 11:1-13)





II.
The Divided Kingdom: Israel and Judah (First Kings 12-Second Kings 17)






A.
The Split (First Kings 12:1-19)






B.
Jeroboam of Israel (First Kings 12:20-14:20)






C.
Three Early Kings of Judah: Rehoboam, Abijam, Asa (First Kings 14:21-15:24)






D.
Six Early Kings of Israel: Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri, Ahab (First Kings 15:25-16:34)






E.
The Elijah Cycle: Elijah the Tishbite (First Kings 17-19)







1.
Elijah Opposes Ahab (First Kings 17-19







2.
The Downfall of Ahab (First Kings 20:1-22:40)







3.
Jehoshaphat of Judah: a Good, but not Great King (First Kings 22:41-50)







4.
Elijah Opposes Ahaziah of Israel (First Kings 22:51-Second Kings 1:18)






I.
The Elisha Cyle (Second Kings 2-8)







1.
Elisha Succeeds Elijah (Second Kings 2)







2.
Jehoram of Israel and the Moabite War (Second Kings 3)







3.
Ten Famous Stories about Elisha (Second Kings 4:1-8:15)







4,
Two More Kings of Judah: Jehoram and Ahaziah (8:16-29)






J.
Jehu of Israel (Second Kings 9:1-10:36)







1.
Annointing of Jehu of Israel (842 BCE) (9:1-13)







2.
Jehu's Purge (9:14-10:31)







3.
Death of Jehu (815 BCE) (10:32-36)






K.
From Jehu to the Fall of Israel (815-722/721 BCE) (Second Kings 11-17)










III.
The Judean Period (Second Kings 18-25)






A.
Hezekiah of Judah (c. 715-687 BCE) (Second Kings 11-20)






B.
Manasseh (c. 687-642 BCE) (Second Kings 21)






C.
Josiah (640-609 BCE) (Second Kings 22:1-23:30)






D.
The Last Days of Judah: Jehoahaz (609 BCE), Jehoiakim (609-598 BCE),  Jehoiachin (598-597 BCE) and Zedekiah (597-587 BCE) (Second Kings 23:31-24:30)



































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