This outline combines I and II Kings because they were originally one scroll. Early book making techniques required the one scroll to be split into two books. The story that is told in these books runs from the decline and death of David through the fall of the kingdom of Judah. The book begins with a power struggle during David's decline and Solomon's ascent to the throne. Solomon rules a united kingdom that is he height of Jewish power on the world stage.  

After Solomon the kingdom is divided into the northern kingdom called Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. The Northern kingdom is founded on paganism and the might of the human kings. They are eventually taken captive by Assyria. The Southern kingdom of Judah remains more faithful and lasts until the Babylonian captivity. 

I Kings 

I. David's decline and Solomon's ascention

A. The last days of David (1:1 to 2:11)

1. David is weak (1:1-4)
2. Adonijah, David's fourth but oldest living son, attempts to take over the throne (1:5-10)

a. Adonijah prepares his entourage (1:5)
b. David does not rebuke him (1:6)
c. Joab and Abiathar help Adonijah (1:7)
d. Zadok, Benaiah, Shimei, Rei, and Nathan opposed Adonijah (1:
e. Adonijah gives a feast (1:9)
f. Nathan, Benaiah, and Solomon were not invited to the feast (1:10)

3. Bathsheba and Nathan conspire to inform David (1:11-15)
4. Bathsheba reminds David of promise to make Solomon king (1:16-21) I Samuel 7:1-14 and I Chronicles 22:7-12
5. Nathan confirms to David the actions of Adonijah (1:22-27)
6. David appoints Solomon to be king after him (1:28-40)
7. Adonijah informed of Solomon's appointment as king (1:41-49)
8. Solomon grants amnesty to Adonijah (1:50-53)
9. David's charge to Solomon (2:1-9)
10 .Death and burial of David (2:10-11) "City of David" Jerusalem - II Kings 9:28, and II Kings 14:20. Zion is also called the "City of David" (the reason why will be given) II Samuel 5:7, I Kings 8:1, I Chronicles 11:5, II Chronicles 5:2. Zion was a mount II Kings 19:31. It was in Jerusalem Isaiah 10:32 and Psalms 51:18.

B. Reign of Solomon (2:12 to 11:43) 970-930 BC 40 years I Kings 11:42

1. Solomon's ascension (2:12 to 4:34)

a. Adonijah (Solomon's half-brother) is put to death (2:12-25)
b. Abiathar, the high-priest, banished to Anathoth (2:26-27)
c. Execution of Joab (2:28-34)
d. Benaiah made captain of the army; Zadok made high-priest (2:35)
e. Shemei put to death after 3 years (2:36-46)

2. Solomon marries Pharaoh's daughter (3:1)
3. Sacrifice of Solomon at Gibeon (3:2-4)

a. Solomon's request for wisdom (3:5-15)
b. Solomon's judgment between two harlots and to whom the live child belonged to (3:16-28)

4. The grandor of Solomon's court (4:1-34)

a. Solomon's princes and officers (4:1-21)
b. Solomon's provisions for one day (4:22-25)
c. Solomon's stables (4:26-28)
d. Solomon's wisdom (4:29-34) Proverbs 10:1, I Kings 5:7, II Chronicles 1:11, Matthew 12:42, and Luke 11:31.

5. Construction in Jerusalem (5:1 to 7:51)

a. Alliance with King Hiram of Tyre (5:1-6)
b. Hiram furnished material for building the Temple (5:7-12)
c. Solomon's workmen (5:13-18)
d. The building of Solomon's Temple (6:1-38) Took 7 years 6:38
e. The building of Solomon's palaces (7:1-12)
f. The vessels of the temple (7:13-51)

6. Dedication of the temple (8:1-66) God's presence and the people's praise to Him II Chronicles 5:11-147. Wisdom, reputation, and success (9:1 to 10:49)

a. God makes covenant with Solomon (9:1-9)
b. Presents exchanged between Solomon and Hiram (9:10-14)
c. A builder of cities (9:15-24)
d. Solomon Worships (9:25)
e. Solomon's navy (9:26-28)
f. Queen of Sheba visits Solomon (10:1-13)
g. Great wealth of Solomon (10:14-29)

8. Solomon's apostasy (11:1) I Corinthians 10:12 and Luke 12:15-20

a. Solomon's many wives and concubines 700 wives and 300 concubines (11:1-3) (not so much about lust as polital alliences) 
b. Solomon's idolatry (11:4-9)
c. Jehovah is angry (11:10-13)
d. The enemies of Solomon (11:14-25)
e. Jeroboam among the enemies of Solomon (11:26-27)
f. Jeroboam put over the house of Joseph (11:28-29)
g. Jeroboam to become king over northern ten tribes of Israel (11:30-39)
h. Jeroboam's flight into Egypt (11:40)
i. Death and burial of Solomon (11:41-43)

II. The Divided Kingdom

A. Reign of Rehoboam, son of Solomon (12:1-24; 14:21-31) 930-913 BC Reigned 17 years I Kings 14:21 and II Chronicles 12:13

1. Rehoboam goes to Shechem to be made king (12:1)
2. Jeroboam recalled from Egypt to head delegation asking for relief (12:3-5)
3. Rehoboam answers Jeroboam and the people roughly (12:6-15)
4. The kingdom divided when the northern tribes rebelled (12:16-20)
5. Rehoboam forbidden to war with Israel (12:21-24)
6. Rehoboam did evil in the sight of God (14:21-30)
7. Rehoboam is succeed by his son, Abijam (14:31)

B. Reign of Jeroboam over the Northern kingdom of Israel (12:25 to 14:20) 930-908 BC Reigned 22 years I Kings 15:20

1. Jeroboam made king over Israel (12:20)
2. Shechem rebuilt and became the capital city of Israel (12:25)
3. Jeroboam makes false religion (12:26-33)
4. Jeroboam hand withered at the altar and restored (13:1-10)
5. The old prophet and the young prophet (13:11-32)
6. Jeroboam persists in his evil way (13:33)
7. Jeroboam's dynasty to end violently (14:1-18)
8. Death of Jeroboam (14:19-20)
9. Jeroboam succeeded by his son, Nadab (14:20)

C. Abijam reigns in Judah (15:1-8) 913-910 BC Reigned 3 years I Kings 15:1-2

1. Abijam was a wicked king (15:1-7)
2. Abijam is succeeded by his son, Asa (15:8)

D. Asa reigns in Judah (15:9-24) 910-869 BC Reigned 41 years II Chronicles 16:13

1. Asa was a good king (15:9-15)
2. Asa warred with Baasha, king of Israel (15:16-23)
3. Asa is succeeded by his son, Jehoshaphat (15:24)

E. Nadab reigns in Israel (15:25-31) 908-907 BC Reigned 2 years I Kings 15:25

1. Nadab was an evil king (15:25-26)
2. Nadab is assassinated and his family killed by Baasha (15:27-30)
3. Baasha succeeds to the throne of Israel (15:31-32)
4. Baasha of Israel wars with Asa of Judah (15:33-34)

F. Baasha reigns in Israel (16:1-7) 907-883 BCReigned 24 years I Kings 15:33

1. Baasha was an evil king and his dynasty would not last (16:1-5)
2. Baasha dies and is succeeded by his son, Elah (16:7)
3. Jehu foretells the destruction of the house of Baasha (16:7)

G. Elah reigns in Israel (16:8-14) 883-881 BC Reigned 2 years I Kings 16:8

1. Elah is wicked (16:8)
2. Elah is assassinated by Zimri (16:9-10)
3. Zimri kills all the house of Baasha (16:11-14)

H. Zimri reigns in Isarel (16:15-20) 881 BC Reigned 7 days I Kings 16:15

1. Zimri reigned seven days (16:15-16)
2. People made Omri king (16:16)
3. Zimri died in a fire (16:17-20)

I. Omri reigns in Israel (16:21-28) 881-869 BC Reigned 12 years I Kings 16:23

1. Omri puts down a rebellion (16:21-22)
2. Omri was a wicked king (16:23-26)
3. Omri dies and is succeeded by his son, Ahab (27-28)

J. Ahab reigns in Israel (16:29 to 22:30) 869-847 BCReigned 22 years I Kings 16:29

1. Ahab excessively wicked (16:29-30)
2. Ahab marries Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of Zidonians and priest of Baal (16:31-34)
3. Elijah and Elisha (17-19.21)

a. Elijah prophesies against Ahab and is sent to Cherith (17:1-7)
b. Elijah is sent to a widow in Zarephath of Zidon (17:8-16)
c. Elijah raises the widow's son (17:17-24)
d. Elijah meets Obadiah (18:1-16)
e. Elijah rebukes Ahab; proposes a contest at mount Carmel (18:17-40)
f. Famine lifted with abundance of rain (18:41-46)
g. Jezebel threatens Elijah and he runs away to Beersheba (19:1-3)
h. Elijah in a cave at Horeb (19:4-18)
i. The call of Elisha to succeed Elijah (19:19-21)

4. beginning of wars with Syria

a. Ben-hadad wars with Ahab of Israel (20:1-12)
b. Ahab prevails in the war with Ben-hadad (20:13-21)
c. Ban-hadad told that the God of Israel was a God of the hills (20:22-27)
d. Ahab wins the second battle (20:28-30)
e. Ahab releases Ben-hadad (20:31-34)

5. A wounded prophet foretells Ahab's destruction (20:35-43)
6. Naboth's vineyard (21:1-17)
7. Elijah meets Ahab in Naboth's vineyard and foretells Ahab and Jezebel's deaths (21:18-24)
8. Exceeding wickedness of Ahab (21:25-26)
9. Repentance of Ahab (21:27-29)
10. Alliance between Jehosaphat of Judah and Ahab of Israel to recover Ramoth-gilead (22:1-14)
11. Prophecy of Michaiah (22:15-28)
12. Ahab killed in the battle for Ramoth-gilead (22:29-39)
13. Ahab succeeded by his son, Ahaziah (22:40)

K. Jehoshaphat reigns in Judah (22:41-50) 869-847 BC (Obadiah prophesies during this period II Chronicles 17:3-7) Reigned at least 18 years II Kings 3:1

1. Jehoshaphat was a good king (22:41-43)
2. Jehoshaphat makes peace with Israel (22:44)
3. Jehoshaphat refuses to cooperate with the king of Israel (22:45-49)
4. Jehoshaphat dies and is succeeded by his son, Jehoram (22:50)

L. Ahaziah reigns in Israel (22:51-53) 847-845 BC Reigned 2 years I Kings 22:51

1. Ahaziah a wicked king (22:52)
2. Ahaziah worships Baal (22:53)

 II Kings

M. Ahaziah in Israel (1:1-18)

1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel reigned about two years (I Kings 22:51)
2. Followed mother's pagan influence (3:2)
3. Fell through lattice and was sick (1:2)
4. Inquired of Baal-zebub, idol god of Ekron (1:2) "Lord of the Flies"
5. Elijah prophesies the death of Ahaziah (1:3-17) v.14 Fire from Heaven also occured in (Genesis19:24, Leviticus 10:1-2, & Numbers 16:35). Note Hebrews 12:28-29!

N. Jehoram in Israel (2:1 to 8:15)

1. The translation of Elijah (2:1-17) Parting of the Jordan occured also in Joshua 3:14.
2. Elisha succeeds Elijah (2:18-25)

a. Curing foul water at Jericho (2:18-22)
b. The youth and the bears (2:23-25)

3. Puts down Moabite rebellion with the aid of Elisha (3:1-27)

a. Alliance with Jehosaphat of Judah (3:10)
b. Jeohsaphat insists on consulting a prophet of God (3:11-27)

4. Elisha helps prophet's widow pay debts (4:1-7) Selling of children was commom method of debt removal Exodus 21:7-8, Leviticus 25:39-41, and Leviticus 25:10.
5. The Shunammite woman (4:8-37)

a. Hospitality shown to Elisha by Shunammite woman (4:8-11)
b. Shunammite woman has a son (4:12-17)
c .The son dies and is restored (4:18-37)

6. Curing the pottage and multiplying food (4:38-44) Christ also multiplied food Matthew 14:15-21;15:31-39.
7. Naaman the Syrian Centurian (5:1-27)

a. Naaman recovered of his leporsy (5:1-14)
b. His gift refused (5:15-17)
c. Naaman in the house of Rimmon. (5:18-19)
d. Elisha's servant, Gehazi, sins and is punished (5:20-27)

8. Elisha makes iron float (6:1-7)
9. War with Syria (6:8 to 7:20)

a. King of Syria tries to kill Elisha at Dothan (6:8-23)
b. Syria afflicts Israel during a famine (6:24-33)
c. Elisha foretells sudden relief (7:1-2)
d. Four lepers discover the abandoned Syrian camp (7:3-20)

10. Shunnamite woman has lands restored to her (8:1-6)
11. Hazael assassinates Ben-hadad of Syria to be king of Syria (8:7-15)

O. Joram (Jehoram) in Judah (8:16 to 8:23)

1. Israel (Joram) and Judah (Jehoram) war with Syria (8:16)
2. Jehosaphat wicked king (married Ahab's daughter) (8:17-19)
3. Joram wars with Edom and Libnah (8:20-22)
4. Joram (Jehoram) of Judah dies and is buried in Jerusalem (8:23)

P. Ahaziah of Judah (8:24 to 9:10)

1. Ahaziah was an evil king (8:25)
2. Joined with Jehoram (Joram) of Israel to fight against Syria (8:26-28)
3. Jehoram of Israel wounded in the battle (8:29)
4. Elisha sends a servant to anoint Jehu to be king of Israel (9:1-10)

Q. Jehu of Israel (9:11 to 10:36)

1. Jehu kills Jehoram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah (9:11-29)
2. Jehu kills Jezebel in Jezereel (9:30-37)
3. Jehu kills 70 sons of Ahab and all his house (10:1-11)
4. Jehu kills 42 brethren of Ahaziah (10:12-17)
5. Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel (10:18-28) 
6. Jehu followed the sins of Jeroboam (10:29-31)
7. Jehu wars with Hazael of Syria (10:32-33)
8. Jehu dies and is buried in Samaria (10:34-36)

R. Athaliah, mother of Ahaziah, in Judah (11:1-20)

1. Athaliah destroyed all the seed royal, except the baby Joash (11:1)
2. Joash was hidden in the house of the Lord six years (11:2-3)
3. Jehoiada, the pirest, anoints Joash king over Judah (11:4-12)
4. Athaliah put to death (11:13-16)
5. Jehoiada tries to eliminate the worship of Baal in Judah (11:17-20)

S. Joash (Jehoash) in Judah (12:1-21)

1. Joash was a good king, reigning 40 years (12:1)
2. Restoration of the house of the Lord in Judah (12:2-16) Sin money Leviticus 5:15;18. The Lord sat against this chest Mark 12:41 and Luke 21:1.
3. Joash paid ransom to Hazael of Syria not to invade Judah (12:17-18)
4. Joash assassinated by his servants (12:19-21).

T. Ahaziah of Israel (13:1-9)

1. Ahaziah (Jehoahaz) of Israel was an evil king (13:2)
2. Ahaziah and Israel war with Hazael of Syria (13:3)
3. Ahaziah given relief but followed the way of Jeroboam (13:4-7)
4. Jehoahaz (Ahaziah) died and was buried in Samara (13:8-9)

U. Jehoash in Israel (13:10-25)

1. Jehoash was evil walking in the way of Jeroboam (13:11)
2. Jehoash died and was buried in Samaria (13:12-13)
3. Jehoash (Joash) of Israel and the prophet Elisha (13:14-19)
4. Elisha dies and is buried (13:20-21)
5. Jehoash and Hazael war all the days of Jehoash (13:22-24)
6. Jehoash smites Hazael three times, fulfilling Elisha's prophecy (13:25).
7. Jehoash dies and is buried in Samaria (14:15-16)
8. Jeroboam II, son of Jehoash, becomes king of Israel (14:16)

V. Amaziah in Judah (14:1-20)

1. A good king, but not like David (14:3)
2. Idolatry continued (14:4)
3. Executed those who had killed his father (14:5-6)
4. Defeated Edom in war, killing 10,000 Edmoites (14:7)
5. Amaziah challenged Jehoash of Israel to war (14:8-10)
6. Amaziah defeated by Jehoash and Jerusalem plundered (14:11-14)
7. Amaziah is executed by the people and his son, Azariah, becomes king in Judah (14:15-16)

W. Jeroboam II in Israel (14:23-29)

1. Jeroboam reigns 41 years (14:23)
2. He was a wicked king (14:24)
3. Extended the border of Israel by military conquest (14:25-28)
4. Jeroboam died and was buried in Samaria (14:29)
5. Zechariah his son reigns in Israel (14:29)

X. Azariah (Uzziah), son of Amaziah, in Judah (15:1-7)

1. Reigned 52 years in Jerusalem (15:2)
2. Good king but allowed idolatry to continue (15:3-4)
3. Azariah smitten with leporsy and Jotham his son judged the people (15:5-7).
4. After the death of Azariah, Jotham became king (15:7)

Y. Zechariah in Israel (15:8-12)

1. An evil king who reigned only six months (15:8)
2. Shallum assassinated Zechariah and became king (15:9-10)
3. Zechariah last king in the dynasty that began with Jehu (15:11-12)

Z. Shallum in Israel (15:13-15)

1. Shallum reigned only one month (15:13)
2. Menahem assassinates Shallum and becomes king in Israel (15:14)

AA. Menahem in Israel (15:16-22)

1. Menahem's barbaric acts (15:16)
2. Menahem reigned 10 years in Israel (15:17)
3. Menahem was an evil king (15:18)
4. Menahem bought off an Assyrian invasion (15:19-20)
5. Menahem died and was buried in Samaria (15:21-22)
6. Menaham is succeeded by his son, Pekahiah (15:22)

AB. Reign of Pekihiah in Israel (15:23-26

1. Pekihiah reigned two years (15:23)
2. Pekihiah was an evil king (15:24)
3. Pekah assassinates Pekihiah and took the throne (15:25-26)

AC. Reign of Pekah in Israel (15:27-31)

1. Pekah reigned 20 years (15:27)
2. Pekah was an evil king (15:28)
3. Tiglathpilesser of Assyria invaded Israel and took some of its territory (15:29)
4. Pekah assassinated by Hoshea (15:30-31).

AD .Reign of Jotham in Judah (15:32-38)

1. Jotham reigned 16 years (15:33)
2. Jotham was a good king (15:34)
3. Idolatry was not removed (15:35)
4. Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel war with Jotham (15:37)
5. Jotham died and was buried in Jerusalem (15:38)

AE. Reign of Ahaz of Judah (16:1-20)

1. Ahaz reigned 16 years (16:2)
2. Ahaz was an evil king walking in the ways of the kings of Israel (16:3)
3. Rezin of Syria and Pekah of Israel make war on Ahaz (16:5-6)
4. Ahaz sends to Tiglathpileser of Assyria for help (16:7-9)
5. Ahaz visits Damascus and built an altar like the one he saw in Damascus (16:10-16)
6. Ahaz gave precious metal from the temple to the king of Assyria (16:17-19)
7. Ahaz died and was buried in Jerusalem (16:20)
8. Ahaz' son, Hezekiah, became king in Judah (16:20)

AF. Reign of Hoshea in Israel (17:1-41)

1. Hoshea reigned 9 years in Israel (17:1)
2. Hoshea was an evil king (17:2)
3. Shalmaneser of Assyria defeated Israel and took the people captive (17:3-6) 722 BC Assyrian Captivity begins for Israel.
4. Summary of Israel's wickedness (17:7-17)
5. Israel punished and removed out of Jehovah's sight (17:18-23).
6. Repopulating Samaria (17:24-40)
7. Samaritans feared Jehovah but served their own gods (17:33,41)

III. From the Captivity of Isreal to the Babylonian Captivity for Judah (18:1) to (25:30)

A. Reign of Hezekiah of Judah (18:1 TO 20:21)

1. Hezekiah was a good king and reigned 29 years (18:1-2)
2.Hezekiah removed the idols of Judah (18:4)
3. Hezekiah faithfully followed Jehovah (18:5-12)
4. Sennacherib's invasion of Judah (18:13-16)
5. Rabshakeh's hateful message (18:17-37).
6. Hezekiah's fear and Isaiah's assurance of deliverance (19:1-7).
7. Irreverent letter from Rabshakeh and Hezekiah's prayer (19:8-19)
8. Isaiah gives Hezekiah Jehovah's answer to his prayer (19:20-34)
9. An angel of Jehovah kills 185,000 Assyrian soldiers (19:35-37)
10. Hezekiah's sickness and recovery (20:1-11)
11. Hezekiah shows wealth of Jerusalem to representatives of Babylon (20:12-19).
12. Hezekiah died and Manasseh, his son, reigned in Judah (20:20-21).

B. Reign of Manasseh in Judah (21:1-18)

1. Manasseh reigned 55 years in Jerusalem (21:1)
2. Manasseh was a wicked king who rebuilt the idol altars his father had destroyed (21:2-9)
3. Jehovah threatens punishment because of the sins of Manasseh (21:10-16)
4. Manasseh died and was buried in Jerusalem (21:17-18)
5. Amon, Manasseh's son, succeeds him (21:18)

C. Reign of Amon in Judah (21:19-26)

1. Amon an evil king (21:19-22)
2. Amon died and was buried in Jerusalem (21:23-26)
3. Amon's son, Josiah, became king in Jerusalem (21:26)

D. Reign of Josiah (22:1 to 23:30)

1. Josiah reigned 31 years in Jerusalem (22:1-2)
2. Josiah was good king who restored the temple (22:3-7)
3. Book of the law found in the temple (22:8-13)
4. Inquiry made of Huldah the prophetess (22:14-20)
5. Idolatry obliterated from Jerusalem and Judah (23:1-20)
6. The Passover observed (23:21-23)
7. Soothsayers banned (23:24-25)
8. Jehovah renews his threat to destroy Judah (23:26-27)
9. Josiah is killed by Pharaoh-necho and buried in Jerusalem (23:29-30)
10. Jehoahaz, son of Josiah, reigns as king in Judah (23:30)

E. Reign of Jehoahaz (23:31-34)

1. Jehoahaz reigned 3 months (23:31)
2. Jehoahaz was an evil king (23:32)
3. Jehoahaz is replaced by Pharaoh-necho by his brother Jehoiakim (23:33)
4. Jehoahaz died in Egypt (23:34)

F. Reign of Jehoiakim (23:35 to 24:7)

1. Jehoiakim submits to Pharaoh-necho (23:35)
2. Jehoiakim reigned eleven years in Jerusalem (23:36)
3. Jehoiakim did evil in God sight (23:36)
4. Jehoiakim became the vassal of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (24:1)
5. Jehoiakim rebels against Nebuchadnezzar (24:1)
6. Many enemies punish Judah (24:2-5)
7. Jehoiakim died and his son, Jehoiachin became king (24:6-7)

G. Reigns of Jehoiachin (Jeconiah) and Mattaniah (Zedekiah) (24:8 to 25:30)

1. Jehoiachin reigned three months in Judah (24:8)
2. Jehoiachin was an evil king (24:9)
3. Jehoiachin and ten thousand captives carried to Babylon (24:10-16)
4. Nebuchadnezzar made Jehoiachin's uncle, Mattaniah, king in Judah while Jehoiachin was prisoner in Babylon. Mattaniah's name was changed to Zedekiah (24:17)
5. Zedekiah ruled in Judah eleven years (24:18)
6. Zedekiah was an evil king (24:19-20)
7. Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar (25:1)
8. Nebuchadnezzar defeated Zedekiah (25:2-6)
9. Zedekiah's sons killed in his presence and his eyes were put out (25:7)
10. The Temple and Jerusalem were utterly destroyed and burned to ashes (25:8-12)
11. The valuables, including the sacred vessels in the Temple, were carried to Babylon (25:13-17)
12. Chief-priest and other nobles were put to death (25:18-21)
13. Judah carried captive to Babylon (25:22-16) 586 BC Babylonian Captivity
14. Jehoiachin continued to be regarded as king of Judah while in Babylon (25:27-30)

 

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