Outline of 1 Kings

General Structure of 1 Kings

 I.  The succession of David

 

The young beautiful girl for the old cold King David (1 Kings 1:1-1:4)

Adonijah wants to be king (1 Kings 1:5-1:8)

The meeting at En-rogel (1 Kings 1:9-1:10)

The intrigue of the prophet Nathan (1 Kings 1:11-1:14)

Bathsheba with King David (1 Kings 1:15-1:21)

The prophet Nathan and King David (1 Kings 1:22-1:27)

King David designates Solomon as the next king (1 Kings 1:28-1:31)

David sends Zadok and Nathan to anoint Solomon king (1 Kings 1:32-1:37)

The priest Zadok anoints Solomon as a sacred king (1 Kings 1:38-1:40)

Adonijah and his guests find out about King Solomon (1 Kings 1:41-1:48)

The fears of Adonijah (1 Kings 1:49-1:53)

King David’s last admonition to his son King Solomon (1 Kings 2:1-2:4)

The future of David’s followers (1 Kings 2:5-2:9)

Death of David (1 Kings 2:10-2:12)

Adonijah visits Bathsheba to plead his case to Solomon (1 Kings 2:13-2:18)

The death of Adonijah (1 Kings 2:19-2:25)

The expulsion of Abiathar (1 Kings 2:26-2:27)

The death of Joab (1 Kings 2:28-2:35)

King Solomon summons Shimei to live in Jerusalem (1 Kings 2:36-2:38)

Shimei retrieves his slaves from Gath (1 Kings 2:39-2:40)

Solomon meets with Shimei and has him killed (1 Kings 2:41-2:46)

The kingdom of Solomon is firmly established (1 Kings 2:46-2:46)

 

 II. The Story of Solomon the Magnificent

 

a)      Solomon the wise man

The marriage with Pharaoh’s daughter (1 Kings 3:1-3:1)

Sacrifices at the high places (1 Kings 3:2-3:4)

The dream of Solomon at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:5-3:9)

Yahweh grants Solomon wisdom like no other (1 Kings 3:10-3:14)

Solomon returned to Jerusalem (1 Kings 3:15-3:15)

The two prostitutes dispute the child before Solomon (1 Kings 3:16-3:22)

The wise decision of Solomon (1 Kings 3:23-3:28)

The grand officers of Solomon (1 Kings 4:1-4:6)

The twelve officials of Solomon (1 Kings 4:7-4:19)

Solomon’s rule (1 Kings 4:20-4:21)

Solomon’s daily provisions (1 Kings 4:22-4:23)

The power of Solomon (1 Kings 4:24-4:26)

The twelve officials supply Solomon with provisions (1 Kings 4:27-4:28)

The great wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings 4:29-4:34)

 

b)      Solomon the builder

Preparations for the construction of the Temple (1 Kings 5:1-5:6)

King Hiram of Tyre sends cypress and cedar wood (1 Kings 5:7-5:11)

The treaty with Hiram about the workers (1 Kings 5:12-5:18)

The historical setting of the Temple (1 Kings 6:1-6:1)

The size of the temple (1 Kings 6:2-6:3)

The style of the temple (1 Kings 6:4-6:10)

Yahweh speaks to Solomon (1 Kings 6:11-6:13)

The Holy of Holies (1 Kings 6:14-6:22)

The cherubim (1 Kings 6:23-6:30)

The doors (1 Kings 6:31-6:36)

The start and finish dates of the temple (1 Kings 6:37-6:38)

The palace of Solomon (1 Kings 7:1-7:5)

The auxiliary buildings around Solomon’s palace (1 Kings 7:6-7:8)

The stone materials of Solomon’s palace (1 Kings 7:9-7:12)

The bronze worker Hiram of Tyre (1 Kings 7:13-7:14)

The two bronze pillars (1 Kings 7:15-7:22)

The bronze sea (1 Kings 7:23-7:26)

The ten bronze basin stands (1 Kings 7:27-7:39)

Hiram completes his work (1 Kings 7:40-7:44)

King Solomon prepares to furnish the temple (1 Kings 7:45-7:50)

King Solomon furnishes the treasures for the temple (1 Kings 7:51-7:51)

The transfer of the Ark of the Covenant (1 Kings 8:1-8:9)

God takes possession of his Temple (1 Kings 8:10-8:13)

King Solomon’s prayer (1 Kings 8:14-8:16)

King Solomon’s discourse to the people (1 Kings 8:17-8:21)

The prayer of King Solomon about his father David (1 Kings 8:22-8:26)

The prayer of King Solomon for the new temple (1 Kings 8:27-8:30)

The prayer of King Solomon for sinners (1 Kings 8:31-8:32)

The prayer of King Solomon for the defeated Israelites (1 Kings 8:33-8:34)

The prayer of King Solomon for rain (1 Kings 8:35-8:36)

The prayer of King Solomon during bad times (1 Kings 8:37-8:40)

The prayer of King Solomon for foreigners (1 Kings 8:41-8:43)

The prayer of King Solomon in time of war (1 Kings 8:44-8:45)

The prayer of King Solomon for the exiled sinners (1 Kings 8:46-8:51)

Conclusion of the prayer of King Solomon (1 Kings 8:52-8:53)

King Solomon blesses the people (1 Kings 8:54-8:61)

The sacrifices at the feast of dedication (1 Kings 8:62-8:66)

New divine apparition to Solomon (1 Kings 9:1-9:5)

The divine warning about the destruction of the temple (1 Kings 9:6-9:9)

Hiram of Tyre is not pleased with Solomon (1 Kings 9:10-9:14)

King Solomon’s forced laborers or slaves (1 Kings 9:15-9:21)

The role of the Israelites with the slaves (1 Kings 9:22-9:23)

The house for Pharaoh’s daughter (1 Kings 9:24-9:24)

The service at the Temple (1 Kings 9:25-9:25)

 

c)      Solomon the trader

The ship builder Solomon and his mining expertise (1 Kings 9:26-9:28)

The visit of the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:1-10:5)

The praise and gifts of the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:6-10:10)

King Solomon and his precious almug wood (1 Kings 10:11-10:12)

King Solomon gives gifts to the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:13-10:13)

The golden shields of Solomon (1 Kings 10:14-10:17)

The golden ivory throne of Solomon with his lions (1 Kings 10:18-10:20)

The golden drinking cups of Solomon (1 Kings 10:21-10:21)

The fleet of King Solomon’s ships (1 Kings 10:22-10:22)

Gifts for the wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings 10:23-10:25)

The chariots of Solomon (1 Kings 10:26-10:29)

 

d)     The dark shadows over the kingdom

Solomon’s women (1 Kings 11:1-11:8)

The anger of Yahweh against Solomon (1 Kings 11:9-11:13)

Hadad, the Edomite, as an enemy of Solomon (1 Kings 11:14-11:22)

Rezon, son of Eliade as an enemy of Solomon (1 Kings 11:23-11:25)

Jeroboam, the rebel (1 Kings 11:26-11:28)

The prophet Ahijah and the call of Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:29-11:39)

Jeroboam flees to Egypt (1 Kings 11:40-11:40)

Conclusion of the reign of King Solomon (1 Kings 11:41-11:43)

 

 III. The political and religious schism

 

The meeting of Rehoboam and Jeroboam at Shechem (1 Kings 12:1-12:5)

The old and young advisors of Rehoboam at Shechem (1 Kings 12:6-12:11)

The decision of Rehoboam at Shechem (1 Kings 12:12-12:15)

The response of Israel is a complete permanent break (1 Kings 12:16-12:19)

Jeroboam is made king of Israel (1 Kings 12:20-12:20)

Rehoboam’s plan to put down the revolt fails (1 Kings 12:21-12:24)

The political and religious schism (1 Kings 12:25-12:33)

Condemnation of the altar at Bethel (1 Kings 13:1-13:10)

The old prophet at Bethel meets the man of God (1 Kings 13:11-13:19)

The man of God from Judah gets killed by a lion (1 Kings 13:20-13:25)

The Bethel prophet saves the body of the man of God (1 Kings 13:26-13:32)

Jeroboam did not turn away from his evil ways (1 Kings 13:33-13:34)

 

 IV. The two kingdoms

 

King Jeroboam sends his wife to the prophet Ahijah (1 Kings 14:1-14:3)

King Jeroboam’s wife goes to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh (1 Kings 14:4-14:5)

The meeting with the old prophet Ahijah (1 Kings 14:6-14:16)

King Jeroboam’s son dies (1 Kings 14:17-14:18)

The kingdom of King Jeroboam I (931-910 BCE) (1 Kings 14:19-14:20)

The sins of Judah under King Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21-14:24)

The invasion of King Shishak of Egypt (1 Kings 14:25-14:28)

The reign of King Rehoboam (931-913 BCE) (1 Kings 14:29-14:31)

The reign of King Abijam in Judah (913-911 BCE) (1 Kings 15:1-15:8)

The good King Asa in Judah (1 Kings 15:9-15:15)

The continual war between King Asa of Judah and King Baasha of Israel (1 Kings 15:16-15:22)

The long reign of King Asa in Judah (911-870 BCE) (1 Kings 15:23-15:24)

The evil ways of King Nadab in Israel (1 Kings 15:25-15:26)

The assassination of King Nadab by Baasha (1 Kings 15:27-15:30)

The short reign of King Nadab in Israel (910-909 BCE) (1 Kings 15:31-15:32)

King Baasha of Israel walks in evil ways (1 Kings 15:33-15:34)

The condemnation of King Baasha in Israel (1 Kings 16:1-16:4)

The reign of King Baasha in Israel (909-886 BCE) (1 Kings 16:5-16:7)

The reign of King Elah in Israel (886-885 BCE) (1 Kings 16:8-16:8)

The bloody revolt of Zimri (1 Kings 16:9-16:14)

The short seven day reign of King Zimri in Israel (885 BCE) (1 Kings 16:15-16:20)

The civil war in Israel (885 BCE) (1 Kings 16:21-16:22)

King Omri establishes the city of Samaria (1 Kings 16:23-16:24)

The reign of King Omri in Israel (885-874 BCE) (1 Kings 16:25-16:28)

King Ahab of Israel (874-853 BCE) (1 Kings 16:29-16:30)

King Ahab and his wife Jezebel with Baal worship (1 Kings 16:31-16:33)

The rebuilding of Jericho (1 Kings 16:34-16:34)

 

 IV. The Elijah cycle

 

a)      The great drought

Elijah announces the curse of the drought (1 Kings 17:1-17:1)

The Wadi Cherith (1 Kings 17:2-17:7)

The miracle of bread and oil (1 Kings 17:8-17:16)

The revival of the son of the widow (1 Kings 17:17-17:24)

Yahweh calls Elijah to visit King Ahab (1 Kings 18:1-18:2)

King Ahab and Obadiah go their different ways (1 Kings 18:2-18:6)

Meeting of Elijah and Obadiah (1 Kings 18:7-18:15)

Elijah and King Ahab meet (1 Kings 18:16-18:19)

Elijah proposes the sacrifice contest at Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:20-18:25)

The unsuccessful sacrifice of the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:26-18:29)

Elijah prepares the sacrifice at Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:30-18:35)

The successful sacrifice at Mount Carmel by Elijah (1 Kings 18:36-18:39)

The killing of the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:40-18:40)

The end of the drought (1 Kings 18:41-18:46)

 

b)      Elijah at Mount Horeb

Jezebel wants to kill Elijah (1 Kings 19:1-19:3)

The journey towards Horeb (1 Kings 19:4-19:8)

Elijah encounters Yahweh (1 Kings 19:9-19:10)

The response of Yahweh (1 Kings 19:11-19:14)

The message from Yahweh (1 Kings 19:15-19:18)

The call of Elisha (1 Kings 19:19-19:21)

 

c)      War with the Arameans

The first demand of King Ben-hadad (1 Kings 20:1-20:4)

The second demand of King Ben-hadad (1 Kings 20:5-20:6)

The meeting of the Israelites (1 Kings 20:7-20:9)

The siege of Samaria (1 Kings 20:10-20:12)

A prophet appears to King Ahab (1 Kings 20:13-20:14)

King Ahab prepares for battle (1 Kings 20:15-20:18)

The Israelite victory (1 Kings 20:19-20:21)

The prophet appears again (1 Kings 20:22-20:22)

The king of Aram prepares for the Israelites (1 Kings 20:23-20:25)

The Israelite victory at Aphek (1 Kings 20:26-20:30)

The flight of King Ben-hadad (1 Kings 20:30-20:34)

The prophet condemns the conduct of King Ahab (1 Kings 20:35-20:43)

 

d)     The vineyard of Naboth

Naboth refuses to give up his vineyard to the king (1 Kings 21:1-21:3)

King Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 21:4-21:7)

The plan of Jezebel (1 Kings 21:8-21:10)

The accusation and stoning murder of Naboth (1 Kings 21:11-21:14)

King Ahab takes possession of the vineyard (1 Kings 21:15-21:16)

Yahweh appears to Elijah about the death of Naboth (1 Kings 21:17-21:19)

Elijah issues a divine condemnation to King Ahab (1 Kings 21:20-21:24)

The evil ways of King Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 21:25-21:26)

The repentance of King Ahab (1 Kings 21:27-21:29)

 

e)      New war with the Arameans

King Ahab and King Jehoshaphat plan to attack Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 22:1-22:4)

The prophets of Jezebel (1 Kings 22:5-22:9)

The four hundred prophets prophesize about success (1 Kings 22:10-22:12)

The messenger tells Micaiah what to say (1 Kings 22:13-22:14)

The prophet Micaiah reports to King Ahab (1 Kings 22:15-22:18)

Micaiah prophesizes the fall of King Ahab (1 Kings 22:19-22:23)

The confrontation with Micaiah (1 Kings 22:24-22:28)

The death of King Ahab at Ramoth-gilead (1 Kings 22:29-22:36)

The burial of King Ahab (1 Kings 22:37-22:38)

 

f)       After the death of KIng Ahab

Conclusion of the reign of King Ahab (874-853 BCE) (1 Kings 22:39-21:40)

The reign of King Jehoshaphat in Judah (870-848 BCE) (1 Kings 22:41-22:44)

The death of King Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:45-22:51)

King Ahaziah of Israel (853-852 BCE) (1 Kings 22:51-22:53)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.