OT325 Book Study: 1 & 2 Kings

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Learn how various literary, historical, and theological issues shape 1 & 2 Kings with Dr. David Lamb. Uncover the key themes of spiritual truth, obedience, idolatry, God’s promises, and prayer.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

5m

Introductory Issues

What Is Kings?

What Is Kings?

6m
Kings in the Canon

Kings in the Canon

8m
Confusion about Kings and Kingdoms

Confusion about Kings and Kingdoms

12m
Composition of Kings

Composition of Kings

4m

Literary Issues

Royal Annals

Royal Annals

6m
How the Royal Annals Were Used

How the Royal Annals Were Used

4m
Other Possible Sources

Other Possible Sources

2m
Deuteronomistic Redaction

Deuteronomistic Redaction

7m
Kings and Regnal Formulas: Israelite Regnal Formulas

Kings and Regnal Formulas: Israelite Regnal Formulas

10m
Kings and Regnal Formulas: Judaean Regnal Formulas

Kings and Regnal Formulas: Judaean Regnal Formulas

8m
Kings and Regnal Formulas: The Purpose of Regnal Formulas

Kings and Regnal Formulas: The Purpose of Regnal Formulas

2m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Terms

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Terms

5m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Figures

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Figures

8m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Speech

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Speech

4m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Deeds

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Deeds

5m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Narratives

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Narratives

7m
Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Sources

Prophets and Prophetic Narratives: Prophetic Sources

2m
Historiography and the Book of Kings

Historiography and the Book of Kings

4m
Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Egypt

Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Egypt

6m
Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Assyria

Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Assyria

10m
Judah’s Relationship with Babylon

Judah’s Relationship with Babylon

6m

Historical Issues

Israel and Judah’s Relationships with Ammon, Phoenicia, Moab, Edom, and Philistia

Israel and Judah’s Relationships with Ammon, Phoenicia, Moab, Edom, and Philistia

7m
Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Aram

Israel and Judah’s Relationship with Aram

4m
Rulers of Israel and Judah in External Sources

Rulers of Israel and Judah in External Sources

5m
Rulers in Seals and Seal Impressions

Rulers in Seals and Seal Impressions

9m
Chronology: Problems and Responses

Chronology: Problems and Responses

8m
Chronology: Dating Conventions

Chronology: Dating Conventions

7m
Chronology: Coregencies

Chronology: Coregencies

3m
Israel’s Early Story: Genesis and Exodus

Israel’s Early Story: Genesis and Exodus

7m
Israel’s Early Story: Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Samuel

Israel’s Early Story: Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Samuel

5m
Greed and Prophetic Disrespect

Greed and Prophetic Disrespect

6m
Intermarriage and Judgments Involving Lions

Intermarriage and Judgments Involving Lions

5m
Worship Practices: Idolatry and Reform

Worship Practices: Idolatry and Reform

7m
Dynastic Oracles

Dynastic Oracles

10m
Spiritual Leadership: Kings, Prophets, and Priests

Spiritual Leadership: Kings, Prophets, and Priests

8m
Spiritual Leadership: Women

Spiritual Leadership: Women

7m

Theological Issues

Solomon’s Rise

Solomon’s Rise

7m
Solomon’s Wisdom

Solomon’s Wisdom

10m
Solomon’s Wisdom: The Two Prostitutes

Solomon’s Wisdom: The Two Prostitutes

9m
Solomon’s Temple

Solomon’s Temple

13m
Solomon’s Dynastic Promises

Solomon’s Dynastic Promises

8m
Solomon’s Fall

Solomon’s Fall

8m

The United Monarchy under Solomon (1 Kings 1–11)

Few Leaders Finish Well

Few Leaders Finish Well

5m
Jeroboam I

Jeroboam I

11m
Early Kings of Judah and Israel

Early Kings of Judah and Israel

4m
Ahab, Elijah, and the Widow of Zarephath

Ahab, Elijah, and the Widow of Zarephath

7m
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

7m
Elijah, a Suicidal Prophet

Elijah, a Suicidal Prophet

7m
Ahab’s Battles with Aram

Ahab’s Battles with Aram

11m

The Divided Monarchy: The Early Years (1 Kings 12–16:28)

Elijah’s Final Days

Elijah’s Final Days

7m
Elisha, the Boys, and the Bears

Elisha, the Boys, and the Bears

14m

The Divided Monarchy: Elijah and Israel (1 Kings 16:29–2 Kings 2:12)

Mesha, Moab, and Miracles

Mesha, Moab, and Miracles

4m
Elisha and Naaman

Elisha and Naaman

9m
The Lost Axe Head, the Kings, and the Horses

The Lost Axe Head, the Kings, and the Horses

6m
Lepers, a Bad Marriage, and Elisha the Kingmaker

Lepers, a Bad Marriage, and Elisha the Kingmaker

9m
Israel: Righteous Jehu’s Bloody Revolution

Israel: Righteous Jehu’s Bloody Revolution

14m

The Divided Monarchy: Elisha and Israel (2 Kings 2:13–8:29)

Judah: Righteous Jehoash’s Temple Reparations

Judah: Righteous Jehoash’s Temple Reparations

4m
Israel: Jehu’s Heirs

Israel: Jehu’s Heirs

8m
Judah: A Series of Kings

Judah: A Series of Kings

5m
Israel: The Final Kings and Assyrian Exile

Israel: The Final Kings and Assyrian Exile

8m
Hezekiah and Sennacherib’s Campaign

Hezekiah and Sennacherib’s Campaign

7m

The Divided Monarchy: The Final Years (2 Kings 9–17)

Trash Talking and Hezekiah’s Prayer

Trash Talking and Hezekiah’s Prayer

7m
Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon

Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Amon

10m
Josiah’s Reformation

Josiah’s Reformation

5m
Josiah’s Sons and the Babylonian Conquest

Josiah’s Sons and the Babylonian Conquest

9m
Course Summary

Course Summary

7m