Smith's Bible DictionaryFirst and Second Books Of Kings
originally only one book in the Hebrew canon, from in the LXX. and the Vulgate the third and fourth books of Kings (the books of Samuel being the first and second). It must be remembered that the division between the books of Kings and Samuel is equally artificial, and that in point of fact the historical books commencing with Judges and ending with 2Kings present the appearance of one work, giving a continuous history of Israel from the time of Joshua to the death of jehoiachin. The books of Kings contain the history from David's death and Solomon's accession to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah and the desolation of Jerusalem, with a supplemental notice of an event that occurred after an interval of twenty-six years --viz., the liberation of Jehoiachin from his prison at Babylon --and a still further extension to Jehoiachin's death, the time of which is not known, but which was probably not long after his liberation. The history therefore comprehends the whole time of the Israelitish monarchy, exclusive of the reigns of Saul and David. As regards the affairs of foreign nations and the relation of Israel to them, the historical notices in these books, though in the earlier times scanty, are most valuable, and in striking accord with the latest additions to our knowledge of contemporary profane history. A most important aid to a right understanding of the history in these books, and to the filling up of its outline, is to be found in the prophets, and especially in Isaiah and Jeremiah. Time when written. --They were undoubtedly written during the period of the captivity, probably after the twenty-sixth year. Authorship. --As regards the authorship of the books, but little difficulty presents itself. The Jewish tradition which ascribes them to Jeremiah is borne out by the strongest internal evidence, in addition to that of the language. Sources of information. --There was a regular series of state annals for both the kingdom of Judah and that of Israel, which embraced the whole time comprehended in the books of Kings, or at least to the end of the reign of Jehoiakim. (2 Kings 24:5) These annals are constantly cited by name as "the book of the acts of Solomon," (1 Kings 11:41) and after Solomon "the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah" or "Israel," e.g. (1 Kings 14:29; 15:7; 16:5,14,20; 2 Kings 10:34; 24:5) etc.; and it is manifest that the author of Kings had them both before him while he drew up his history, in which the reigns of the two kingdoms are harmonized and these annals constantly appealed to. But in addition to these national annals, there, were also extant, at the time that the books of Kings were compiled, separate works of the several prophets who had lived in Judah and Israel. Authority. --Their canonical authority having never been disputed, it is needless to bring forward the testimonies to their authenticity which may be found in Josephus, Eusebius, jerome, Augustine, etc. They are reckoned among the prophets, in the threefold division of the Holy Scriptures; a position in accordance with the supposition that they were compiled by Jeremiah, and contain the narratives of the different prophets in succession. They are frequently cited by our Lord and by the apostles.
The Books of Samuel and Kings.
... serve as a "helmeted" introduction to all the books which we ... I have found to be Hebrew,
the second is Greek ... First read, then, my Samuel and Kings; mine, I say ...
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First and Second Samuel.
... It means "asked of God." The two were formerly one book and called the "First Book
of Kings," the two books of Kings being one book and called Second Kings. ...
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Concerning Scripture .
... For Ruth is joined on to Judges, and the Hebrews count them one book: the first
and second books of Kings are counted one: and so are the third and fourth ...
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First and Second Kings.
... THE BIBLE BOOK BY BOOK. A MANUAL. For the Outline Study of the Bible by Books. * *
* * Chapter IX. First and Second Kings. Chapter IX. ...
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Use of the Old Testament by the First Christian Writers, and by ...
... Judges, Ruth, Kings first and second, Samuel, Chronicles, come Ezra first and second,
Psalms, Proverbs ... 134) His view of the additions to the books of Daniel ...
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From Letter xxxix. --(For 367. ) of the Particular Books and their ...
... And again, after these four books of Kings, the first and second being reckoned
as one book, and so likewise the third and fourth as one book. ...
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The Historical Books.
... having called the books of Samuel, the former, First and Second of the Kingdoms,
the latter, First and Second of the Kings, designate these books as Third and ...
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These are all the Books of Old Testament Appointed to be Read...
... These are all the books of Old Testament appointed to be read: 1, Genesis ... son of
Nun; 7, Judges, Ruth; 8, Esther; 9, Of the Kings, First and Second; 10, Of ...
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The History Books
... All around great empires watched them with eager eyes; the powerful kings of Assyria,
Egypt, and Babylonia, the ... The first and second Books of Samuel have ...
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First and Second Chronicles.
... Chapter X. First and Second Chronicles. Name. ... Religious Purpose of the Narratives.
Several things show these books to have a religious purpose. ...
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First and Second Books Of Chronicles
First and Second Books Of Kings
First Epistle Of Peter
First Epistle To The Corinthians
First Epistle To The Thessalonians
First Fruits: As a Heave offering
First Fruits: Belonged to the Priests
First Fruits: Figurative
First Fruits: First Ripe of Fruits, Grain, Oil, Wine, and First of Fleece, Required As an offering
First Fruits: Freewill offerings of, Given to the Prophets
First Fruits: Offerings of, Must be Free from Blemish
First Fruits: Presented at the Tabernacle
First Fruits: To be offered As a Thank-Offering Upon Entrance Into the Land of Promise
First Fruits: Wave offering of
First Lady of the Church
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Antiquity of offering
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Could not be a Free-Will offering
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Flesh of, the Priest's Portion
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Law of Redemption For
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Not Shorn
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Not Taken from the Dam for Seven Days
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Not to Labour
The First Born of Clean Beasts: Offered in Sacrifice
The First Born of Clean Beasts: To be Redeemed
The First Born of Israel: Price of Redemption For
The First Born of Israel: Price of, Given to the Priests
The First Born of Israel: To be Redeemed
The First Born of Israel: Tribe of Levi Taken For
The First Born of Man and Beast Dedicated to God
The First Born of the Donkey to be Redeemed With Lamb or Its Neck Broken
The First Born: Dedicated to Commemorate the Sparing of the First Born of
The First Born: Laws Respecting, Observed at Christ's Birth
The First Born: Laws Respecting, Restored After the Captivity
The First Born: Objects of Special Love
The First Born: Precious and Valuable
The First Born: Privileges of a Double Portion of Inheritance
The First Born: Privileges of Authority Over the Younger Children
The First Born: Privileges of Could be Forfeited by Misconduct
The First Born: Privileges of Could be Sold
The First Born: Privileges of in Case of Death the Next Brother to Raise up Seed To
The First Born: Privileges of not to be Alienated by Parents Through Caprice
The First Born: Privileges of Precedence in the Family
The First Born: Privileges of Special Blessing by the Father
The First Born: Privileges of The Father's Title and Power
The First Born: Superseded: Aaron
The First Born: Superseded: Adonijah
The First Born: Superseded: Cain
The First Born: Superseded: David's Brothers
The First Born: Superseded: Esau
The First Born: Superseded: Ishmael
The First Born: Superseded: Japheth
The First Born: Superseded: Manasseh
The First Born: Superseded: Reuben
The First Born: The Beginning of Strength and Excellency of Power
The First Born: The Dignity of Christ
The First Born: The Dignity of the Church
The First Fruits: Allotted to the Priests
The First Fruits: Church of Christ
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of all Agricultural Produce
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Barley Harvest
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Fruit of New Trees in Fourth Year
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Honey
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Wheat Harvest
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Wine and Oil
The First Fruits: Different Kinds of Wool
The First Fruits: First Converts in Any Place
The First Fruits: God Honored by the offering of
The First Fruits: Holy to the Lord
The First Fruits: Law of, Restored After the Captivity
The First Fruits: Offering of, Consecrated the Whole
The First Fruits: Resurrection of Christ
The First Fruits: The Jewish Church
The First Fruits: To be Brought to God's House
The First Fruits: To be offered in a Basket
The First Fruits: To be offered with Thanksgiving
The First Fruits: To be offered without Delay
The First Fruits: To be the Very Best of Their Kind
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