For the month of July we will be reading the First Book of Kings, which takes place directly after the chronology in Second Samuel and First Chronicles. First Kings has twenty-two chapters, so one chapter can be read a day starting July 1st (with over a week leftover). The Book of First Kings covers a much larger amount of time than Second Samuel and First Chronicles, which only covered the reign of King David. The first half of this book covers the entire reign of Solomon (the succesor to David), including the construction of the Temple and the great wealth and prosperity under his rule. The second half of the book covers a very large period, including the reigns of Rehoboam, Jeroboam, Abijah, Asa, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri and Ahab. This book also covers the split of Israel into two kingdoms. Out of the kings after Solomon, the reign of Ahab is documented in the most detail.
In terms of the quality/quantity of information from Second Samuel and First Chronicles, efforts have fallen behind. So while you are more than welcome to write information about the events, people and places of First Kings we still have much work to cover on the two books we read before. If you would like to write about First Kings some major articles you can work on:
- Israel (Nation) (if you would like to write about the split of the kingdom message an Admin so we can plan the content accordingly)
- And of course the book itself!
As always if you have any thoughts or insights you would like to share from your study of this book please comment it on this thread. If you have any questions concerning article content, or the reading plan of this book please do not hesistate to ask.
Superdadsuper, Bible Wiki Administrator & Bureaucrat