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Introduction

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Exposition

I. THE REIGN OF SOLOMON chs. 111

A. Solomon's Succession to David's Throne 1:12:12

1. David's declining health 1:1-4

2. Adonijah's attempt to seize the throne 1:5-53

3. David's charge to Solomon 2:1-9

4. David's death 2:10-12 (cf. 1 Chron. 29:22b-30)

B. The Foundation of Solomon's Reign 2:134:34

1. Solomon's purges 2:13-46

Adonijah's execution 2:13-25

Abiathar's dismissal 2:26-27

Joab's execution 2:28-35

Shimei's execution 2:36-46

2. Solomon's wisdom from God ch. 3

Solomon's attitudes 3:1-3

Solomon's petition for wisdom 3:4-15 (cf. 2 Chron. 1:7-13)

God's provision of wisdom 3:16-28

3. Solomon's political strength ch. 4

Solomon's chief officials 4:1-6

Solomon's district governors 4:7-19

Solomon's prosperity 4:20-28 (cf. 2 Chron. 1:14-17)

Solomon's skill 4:29-34

C. Solomon's Greatest Contribution chs. 58

1. Preparations for building ch. 5

Solomon's request of Hiram 5:1-6

Solomon's treaty with Hiram 5:7-12

Solomon's conscription of laborers 5:13-18

2. Temple construction ch. 6 (cf. 2 Chron. 3:1-9)

The outside of the temple 6:1-10

God's promise to bless Solomon's obedience 6:11-13

The inside of the temple 6:14-36

Summary of the construction 6:37-38

3. Solomon's palace 7:1-12

4. The temple furnishings 7:13-51 (cf. 2 Chron. 3:10-22)

Furnishings outside the temple 7:13-47

Furnishings inside the temple 7:48-50

David's accessories 7:51

5. The temple dedication ch. 8 (cf. 2 Chron. 5:27:10)

The entrance of the ark 8:1-11

Solomon's address to the people 8:12-21

Solomon's prayer of dedication 8:22-53

Solomon's benediction on the people 8:54-61

Solomon's sacrifices 8:62-66

D. The Fruits of Solomon's Reign chs. 911

1. God's covenant with Solomon 9:1-9 (cf. 2 Chron. 7:11-22)

2. Further evidences of God's blessing 9:10-28 (cf. 2 Chron. 8)

Solomon's gifts to Hiram 9:10-14

Solomon's public works 9:15-19

Solomon's forced labor 9:20-23

Solomon's house for Pharaoh's daughter 9:24

Solomon's annual offerings 9:25

Solomon's navy 9:26-28

3. Solomon's greatness ch. 10

The Queen of Sheba's visit 10:1-13 (cf. 2 Chron. 9:1-12)

Solomon's wealth 10:14-29 (cf. 2 Chron. 9:13-28)

4. Solomon's apostasy ch. 11

Solomon's foreign wives 11:1-8

Solomon's sentence from God 11:9-13

Solomon's external adversaries 11:14-25

Solomon's internal adversary 11:26-40

Solomon's death 11:41-43 (cf. 2 Chron. 9:29-31)

II. THE DIVIDED KINGDOM 1 Kings 122 Kings 17

A. The First Period of Antagonism 12:116:28

1. The division of the kingdom 12:1-24

Rehoboam's dilemma 12:1-5

Rehoboam's decision 12:6-15

Israel's secession 12:16-20

Rehoboam's reprisal 12:21-24

2. Jeroboam's evil reign in Israel 12:2514:20

Jeroboam's idolatry 12:25-33

The prophecy of judgment on Jeroboam's religious system 13:1-32

Jeroboam's continued apostasy 13:33-34

The prophecy of judgment on Jeroboam's dynasty 14:1-18

Jeroboam's death 14:19-20

3. Rehoboam's evil reign in Judah 14:21-31 (cf. 2 Chron. 12)

4. Abijam's evil reign in Judah 15:1-8 (cf. 2 Chron. 13:1-2, 13:2214:1)

5. Asa's good reign in Judah 15:9-24 (cf. 2 Chron. 14:216:14)

Asa's godliness 15:9-15

Asa's victory over Israel 15:16-22

Asa's death 15:23-24

6. Nadab's evil reign in Israel 15:25-32

7. Baasha's evil reign in Israel 15:3316:7

8. Elah's evil reign in Israel 16:8-14

9. Zimri's evil reign in Israel 16:15-20

10. Omri's evil reign in Israel 16:21-28

B. The Period of Alliance 1 Kings 16:292 Kings 9:29

1. Ahab's evil reign in Israel 16:2922:40

Ahab's wickedness 16:29-34

Elijah's announcement of God's judgment 17:1-7

God's revelation of His power 17:8-24

God's revelation of His people 18:1-16

The vindication of Yahweh 18:17-40

The end of the drought 18:41-46

Elijah's disillusionment 19:1-8

God's revelation of His methods 19:9-21

God's deliverance of Samaria 20:1-25

God's deliverance of Israel 20:26-30

Ahab's unfaithfulness to Yahweh and his sentence 20:31-34

Ahab's disregard for Yahweh's authority 21:1-16

Ahab's judgment for his rebellion against Yahweh 21:17-29

Yahweh's plan to terminate Ahab 22:1-28 (cf. 2 Chron. 18:1-33)

Ahab's death 22:29-40 (cf. 2 Chron. 18:34)

2. Jehoshaphat's good reign in Judah 22:41-50 (cf. 2 Chron. 20:31-37)

3. Ahaziah's evil reign in Israel 1 Kings 22:512 Kings 1:18

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