Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 1 Kings: Synoptic Outline

The Parts of the book are:



I. The history of the intact Kingdom under Solomon, Chapters 1-10, in which are:

1. Solomon’s inauguration: chapter 1.

2. Things pertaining to David’s death: chapter 2.

3. Solomon’s wisdom, and a specimen of the same: chapter 3.

4. The administration of the Kingdom: chapters 4-10.

a. Economic and political: chapter 4.

b. Ecclesiastical in the building of the Temple: chapters 5-10: in which are:

α. The materials supplied by Hiram: chapter 5.

β. The form of the Temple: chapter 6.

γ. The house of Solomon; the vessels of the Temple: chapter 7.

δ. The consecration of the Temple: chapter 8.

ε. The apparition of God: chapter 9.

5. The authority of Solomon among foreigners, and the Queen of Sheba: chapter 10.

II. The history of the Kingdom divided under Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, and Jehoshaphat, Chapters 11-22: in which are:

1. The cause of the division, the sin of Solomon: chapter 11.

2. The history of four Kings:

a. Of Rehoboam: chapters 12-14: in which are:

α. The division of the Kingdom under him: chapter 12.

β. Punishment denounced against Jeroboam: chapter 13.

γ. The ruin of Jeroboam: chapter 14.

b. Of Abijah: chapter 15:1-8.

c. Of Asa: chapter 15:9-24.

d. Under Jehoshaphat: chapter 15:25-22:53.

α. The murder of Nadab: chapter 15:25-34.

β. Elah, Zimri, Omni, Ahab: chapter 16.

γ. The famine of Elijah; the widow of Zarephath: chapter 17.

δ. The slaughter of the Prophets of Baal: chapter 18.

ε. The retreat of Elijah; the anointing of Jehu: chapter 19.

ζ. Ahab and Ben-hadad waging war: chapter 20.

η. Naboth: chapter 21.

θ. The covenant of Ahab and Jehoshaphat: chapter 22.