CHAPTER 1 - CLOSE OF DAVIDS REIGN Jewish View of the History of David Amnons Crime Absaloms Vengeance Flight of Absalom The Wise Woman of Tekoah Absalom Returns to Jerusalem His Conspiracy Davids Flight
CHAPTER 2 Ahithophels Twofold Advice Hushai Prevents Imminent Danger David is Informed, and Crosses the Jordan The Battle in the Forest Death of Absalom Mourning of David Davids Measures Return to Gilgal Barzillai and Joab as Representative Men of their Period Federal Republican Rising under Sheba Murder of Amasa Death of Sheba.
CHAPTER 3 - APPENDIX TO THE HISTORY OF DAVID The Famine The Pestilence The Temple Arrangements Davids Last Hymn and Prophetic Utterance.
CHAPTER 4 - REIGN OF SOLOMON Adonijahs Attempt to Seize the Throne Anointing of Solomon Great Assembly of the Chiefs of the People Dying Charge of David Adonijahs Second Attempt and Punishment Execution of Joab and of Shimei.
CHAPTER 5 Solomon Marries the Daughter of Pharaoh His Sacrifice at Gibeon His Dream and Prayer Solomons Wisdom Solomons Officers and Court Prosperity of the Country Understanding and Knowledge of the King.
CHAPTER 6 The Building of Solomons Temple Preparations for it Plan and Structure of the Temple, Internal Fittings History of the Temple Jewish Traditions.
CHAPTER 7 Dedication of the Temple When it took Place Connection with the Feast of Tabernacles The Consecration Services The Kings Part in Them Symbolical Meaning of the Great Institutions in Israel The Prayer of Consecration Analogy to the Lords Prayer The Consecration Thanksgiving and Offerings.
CHAPTER 8 The Surroundings of the Temple Description of Jerusalem at the Time of Solomon The Palace of Solomon Solomons Fortified Cities External Relations of the Kingdom Internal State Trade Wealth Luxury The Visit of the Queen of Sheba.
CHAPTER 9 Solomons Court His Polygamy Spread of Foreign Ideas in the Country Imitation of Foreign Manners Growing Luxury Solomons Spiritual Decline Judgment Predicted Solomons Enemies: Hadad, Rezon, Jeroboam Causes of Popular Discontent Ahijahs Prediction of the Disruption Jeroboams Rebellion and Flight into Egypt Death of Solomon.
CHAPTER 10 - REHOBOAM FIRST KING OF JUDAH Family of Solomon Age of Rehoboam His Character Religious History of Israel and Judah The Assembly at Shechem Jeroboams Return from Egypt Rehoboams Answer to the Deputies in Shechem Revolt of the Ten Tribes The Reigns of Rehoboam and of Jeroboam Invasion of judah by Shishak Church and State in Israel Rehoboams Attempt to Recover Rule over the Ten Tribes His Family History Religious Decline in Israel, and its Consequences.
CHAPTER 11 - JEROBOAM, FIRST KING OF ISRAEL Political Measures of Jeroboam The Golden Calves The New Priesthood and the New Festival The Man of Elohim from Judah His Message and Sign Jeroboam Struck by Jehovah and Miraculously Restored Invitation to the Man of Elohim Heathen View of Miracles The Old Prophet Return of the Man of Elohim to Bethel Judgment on his Disobedience Character of the Old Prophet and of the Man of Elohim Sickness of the Pious Child of Jeroboam Mission of his Mother to Ahijah Predicted Judgment Death of the Child Remaining Notices of Jeroboam.
CHAPTER 12 - ABIJAH AND ASA, KINGS OF JUDAH Accession of Abijah His iIdolatry War Between Judah and Israel Abijahs Address to Israel and Victory Deaths of Jeroboam and of Abijah Accession of Asa Religious Reformation in Judah Invasion by Zerah the Ethiopian Victory of Zephathah Azariahs Message to the Army of Asa Great Sacrificial Feast at Jerusalem Renewal of the Covenant with Jehovah.
CHAPTER 13 - ASA, KING OF JUDAH HADAB, BAASHA, ELAH, ZIMRI, TIBNI, AND OMRI, KINGS OF ISRAEL Reign of Nadab His Murder by Baasha War Between Judah and Israel Baashas Alliance with Syria Asa Gains over Ben-Hadad Prophetic Message to Asa Resentment of the King Asas Religious Decline Death of Asa, Death of Baasha, Reign of Elah His Murder by Zimri Omri Dethrones Zimri War Between Omri and Tibni Rebuilding of Samaria.
CHAPTER 14 - ASA AND JEHOSHAPHAT, KINGS OF JUDAH - AHAB, KING OF ISRAEL Accession of Ahab Further Religious Decline in Israel Political Relations Between Israel and Judah Accession of Jehoshaphat Ahabs Marriage with Jezebel The Worship of Baal and Astarte Established in Israel Character of Ahab Religious Reforms in Judah Jehoshaphat Joins Affinity with Ahab Marriage of Jehoram with Athaliah, and Its Consequences.
CHAPTER 15 - AHAB, KING OF ISRAEL Rebuilding of Jericho The Mission of Elijah His Character and Life Elijahs First Appearance Parallelism with Noah, Moses, and John the Baptist Elijahs Message to King Ahab Sojourn by the Brook Cherith Elijah with the Widow of Sarepta The Barrel of Meal Wastes Not, Nor Does the Cruse of Oil Fail Lessons of His Sojourn Sickness and Death of the Widows Son He is Miraculously Restored to Life
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