Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 1 Kings: Argument of the Book
3. The argument of the book is the matters conducted under five Kings of Judah, and eight Kings of Israel.
Now, the first book of Kings contains the affairs of five Kings of Judah, Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, and Jehoshaphat, and also of eight Kings of Israel, Jeroboam, Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Tibni, Omri, and Ahab. The glory of Solomon above all others is depicted, and is perspicuously shown; and how easily illustrious Kingdoms were falling, unless they were secured by the study of piety, righteousness, and concord.