The Books of Kings

Introduction to the First Book of Kings From the New American Bible

Book of Kings By Isidore Singer, M. Seligsohn, Emil G. Hirsch and George A. Barton in The Jewish Encyclopedia

Kings iTanakh's collection of links, courtesy of R. Christopher Heard of Milligan College

The “Jezebel Spirit”: A Scholarly Inquiry By Trudie Stark and Hans J.M. van Deventer, Faculty of Humanities, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), South Africa, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2009

David, Solomon and Egypt By Paul S. Ash in The Bible and Interpretation

The Book of Kings: Religion Meets Geo-Politics, Ancient Style By Shawn Aster

Counterfeit Davids: Davidic Restoration and the Architecture of 1–2 Kings By Peter J. Leithart, New St. Andrews College, Idaho, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2005

Fact and Fiction in the Ancient Near East: The Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, the Babylonian Chronicles, and the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible By Jens Bruun Kofoed, SEE-J Hiphil, 2004

The Archaeological Sources Which Elucidate the History of the Northern Kingdom and Neighboring Lands: From Omri (876 BCE) to the Exile (721 BCE) Doctoral dissertation by Patricia Ruth Depew, University of South Africa, March 2004

'Trust in the Lord': Hezekiah, Kings and Isaiah By J.W. Olley, Baptist Theological College, Western Australia, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1999

The Prophet Elijah in Jewish Liturgy By Nello Pavoncello in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Gleanings - The Prophet Elijah By the editors of SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Elijah in Kabbalah and Mysticism By M. J. Stlassny in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Elijah - A Victorious, Persecuted, Discouraged Prophet - First of a Long Line (1 Judgs 17-19) By Michel De Goedt in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Elijah the Peacemaker - Jewish and Early Christian Interpretations of Malachi 3_23-24 By Lawrence Frizzell in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

Notes for Teachers: Elijah By Mary Travers in SIDIC Periodical, 1984

King By Emil G. Hirsch, Joseph Jacobs and Solomon Schechter in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906


1 Kings From the NIV Bible: title, author, sources and date, theme: kingship and covenant, chronology, content, and outline

Melachim I - I Kings The text of 1 Kings along with the commentary of the 11th-century rabbi, Rashi

1 Kings Resources from Early Jewish Writings

Issues in Text and Translation Technique in the Gamma-Gamma Section of 3 Reigns (1 Kings) By Andrzej Szymon Turkanik, Scholoss Mittersill, Austria, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2004

Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings By P. J. Williams in Tyndale Bulletin, 1998

Why Barzillai Of Gilead (1 Kings 2:7)?: Narrative Art and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion in 1 Kings 1-2 By Iain W. Provan, Lecturer in Old Testament, University of Edinburgh, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1995

Gender, Class, and Androcentric Compliance in the Rapes of Enslaved Women in the Hebrew Bible By Susanne Scholz, lectio dificilior, 2004. About 1 Kings 2:13-25

Solomon Gabriel Oussani, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

Solomon By Emil G. Hirsch, Ira Maurice Price, Wilhelm Bacher, M. Seligsohn, Mary W. Montgomery and Crawford Howell Toy in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Solomon in All His Glory Alan Millard, Vox Evangelica, 1981

Reconsidering the Composition of the Story of Solomon's Dream at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4-15) Article by Michael Avioz in the Journal of Biblical Studies, 2006

Big Dreams and Broken Promises: Solomon's Treaty with Hiram in Its International Context By Michael S. Moore, Fuller Theological Seminary Southwest, in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2004

The Dimensions and Capacity of the 'Molten Sea' in 1 Kgs 7,23.26 Article by George M. Hollenback in Biblica, 2000

Queen of Sheba Joseph Jacobs and Ludwig Blau in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Jeroboam By Emil G. Hirsch in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Jeroboam By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible

Rehoboam Emil G. Hirsch, Ira Maurice Price, Wilhelm Bacher and Jacob Zallel Lauterbach in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Samaritan Hospitality (I KINGS 13) By Stuart R. Jones, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

A Case of Spousal Abuse: A Study of the Marriage of Jeroboam I (1 Kings 14:1–18) By Robin Gallaher Branch, Crichton College, in Psychology and Biblical Studies, November 2008

Elijah By Emil G. Hirsch, Eduard König, Solomon Schechter, Louis Ginzberg, M. Seligsohn and Kaufmann Kohler in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Elijah By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible

Elijah & Elisha By Anne-Marie Belinfante

Elijah's Sleeping Baal By H. Jacobson in Biblica, 1998

The Motif of the Sleeping Divinity By A. Mrozek and S. Votto in Biblica, 1999

Exodus 18:1-39 By Menachem Leibtag, in Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag. From The Tanach Study Center. This week's Haftara describes the famous 'showdown' between Eliyahu and the prophets of Ba'al on Har Carmel. This week's shiur discusses both the prophetic and 'political' background of this event

A Note on Ellijah's “Fire from Yahweh” By Jon Ruthven, B.D., M.A., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Spring 1969

Jezebel's Oath (1 Kgs 19,2) By Robert J. Merecz in Biblica, 2009

Life for Land (I Kings 21:1-29) By Stuart R. Jones, in Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary


Melachim II - II Kings The text of 2 Kings along with the commentary by the 11th=century rabbi, Rashi

2 Kings From the NIV Bible: outline

2 Kings Resources from Early Jewish Writings

The Elisha Narratives and Coherence of 2 Kings 2-8 By Philip E. Satterthwaite, Research Fellow in Hebrew and Aramaic, Tyndale House, Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1998

Elisha By Solomon Schechter, Emil G. Hirsch and Eduard König in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Beware the Angry Prophet: 2 Kings 2:23-25 By Jim West in The Journal of Biblical Studies, 2001

2 Kings 3: History or Historical Fiction? By Joe M. Sprinkle, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1999

The Elisha Stories as Saint's Legends By Yael Shemesh in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2008

Elisha and The Miraculous Jug of Oil (2 Kgs 4:1-7) By Yael Shemesh in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2008

Naaman and the Wild God of Israel By Michael A. King in Spirituality Today, 1986

A brief moment for a one-person remnant - 2 Kings 5:2-3 By Walter Brueggemann in Biblical Theology Bulletin, Summer, 2001

The Embarrassing Footnote By Walter Brueggemann in Theology Today, 1987. At the beginning of the narrative [II Kings 6:8-23], Syria is a great threat. At the end of the narrative, Syria has gone home in peace. The intervention of Elisha which changed everything is unlikely. His decisive action consisted in a prayer and a feast

Death Formulae and the Burial Place of the Kings of the House of David BY Nadav Na'aman in Biblica, 2004

Assyrian Downfall through Isaiah's Eyes (2 Kings 15–23): The Historiography of Representation By Peter Dubovský, Biblica, 2008

Hezekiah By Emil G. Hirsch, M. Seligsohn, Executive Committee of the Editorial Board and Joseph Jacobs in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Hezekiah By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible

New Light on Hezekiah's Second Prophetic Story (2 Kgs 19,9b-35) By Nadav Na'aman in Biblica, 2000

Hezekiah's boil - biblical anecdote By Schneir Levin in Judaism, Spring 1993

A Note on the Personal Name Amon (2 Kings 21,19-26 || 2 Chr 33,21-25) By Dominic Rudman in Biblica, 2000

This Found Book'(2Kgs 22:13): Lessons in Biblical Renewal from Josiah By Fr. Chris Ciccarino, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Newark,

Exploring the Garden of Uzza: Death, Burial and Ideologies of Kingship By Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Biblica, 2006

Found But Not Lost: A Skeptical Note on the Document Discovered in the Temple Under Josiah By David Henige in The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2007

"Jehoiakim Slept with his Fathers..." (II Kings 24:6) - Did He? By Oded Lipschits in Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 4 (2002)

When Was the First Temple Destroyed, According to the Bible? By Michael Avioz, Biblica, 2003. About Jer 52,12-13 and 2 Kgs 25,8-9

Nebuchadnezzar By David Mandel, from Who's Who in the Hebrew Bible