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The eleventh book of the Old Testament, also known as the third Book of Kings.

Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 |

Previous book: 2 Samuel | Next book: 2 Kings
Everything King James Bible

This is actually the 3rd book of Kings, continued in 2 Kings which contains the 4th book. Together they are called Melakhim in the Hebrew Bible. (The 1st and 2nd books are called 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel in Protestant bibles (like the King James).) Concludes the history of David. Includes the rise and fall of Solomon, excesses with the Queen of Sheba and the like. 1 Kings is actually hot stuff: "But king Solomon loved many strange women ... And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines." 1 Kings 11

Attributed to the Prophet Jeremias, likely written about the same time as the fall of Jerusalem (587 B.C.).

Errata: colonelmustard says re 1 Kings: Shmuel is not part of Melakhim. They are separate books, even in the Hebrew Bible.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: 1 Kings
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 ·

The history now before us accounts for the affairs of the
kingdoms of Judah and Israel, yet with special regard to the
Kingdom of God among them; for it is a sacred history. It is
earlier as to time, teaches much more, and is more interesting
than any common histories.

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