Much like the book of samuel, the book of kings is split into two parts, 1 kings and 2 kings. Probably this was a seasonal brook that flowed during the rainy season but dried up when the weather turned hot. Next chapter of 1 kings the book of 1 kings, chapter 17 we hope that you find the content of the book of 1 kings, chapter 17 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. May 24, 2011 elijah 1 kings 1722 summary of 1 kings. Then jezebel sent a messenger unto elijah, saying, so let the gods do to me, and more also, if i make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. The book of james credits elijahs prayers with having caused the. For the next 15 chapters 1 kings 17 2 kings 9, the prophets elijah and. And he did evil in the sight of the lord, but not as the kings of israel who were before him. The book of kings is the ninth book of the hebrew bible or the eleventh and twelfth books of the christian old testament. As the illustrious life of king david draws to a close, only some quick thinking by the prophet nathan and solomons mom bathsheba prevents adonijah from stealing the throne from solomon, the rightful king. The first 11 chapters deal with king solomon, who ruled over the united kingdom, and chapters. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Elijahs message to ahab concerning the three years drought, 1 kings 17. Besides that the record of the life of hezekiah or isaiah 36.
And ahab told jezebel all that elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. And elijah the tishbite, of the inhabitants of gilead, said to ahab, as the lord god of israel lives, before whom i stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word. This bible commentary is indepth but uses plain english that everyone can understand. Book of 1 kings matthew henrys bible commentary concise. This chapter and the following two chapters make up what is called the elijah cycle. When that failed, by the widow at zarephath, who received him in the name of a prophet and had a prophets reward. The first part 12 tells about the last years of king davids life and how his son solomon became the king.
As we may judge from the appearance of elijah along with moses on the mount of transfiguration with our lord jesus christ matthew 17. Rain the chapter begins with a declaration of an absence of rain for an undisclosed number of years 1 kings 17. In the midst of the narratives of israels kingship, the books of 1 and 2 kings contain numerous accounts outside of the royal elite sphere. This chapter begins with a prophecy of elijah, that there should be want of rain for some years to come, and he is directed to go first to the brook cherith, where he should be fed by ravens, 1 kings 17. Faith, to be faith, must center around something that is not known. He afterwards goes to a widows house at zarephath, and miraculously multiplies her meal and oil, 1 kings 17. Near the time of davids death he appointed solomon to be the next king. Wherefore his servants said unto him, let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin.
Elijah appears as the protagonist in four stories in the books of kings. But jeroboam drew israel away from following the lord and made them commit a great sin. Solomon has adonijah executed along with the rest of his enemies, and gets to work building an empire. He also worships false gods, building altars and high places for them. The first 11 chapters deal with king solomon, who ruled over the united kingdom, and chapters 1216 deal with the kings of israel and judah. Reference is made for example to the book of the acts of solomon 1 kings 11. There were already others wanting to take the kingdom from david and solomon, however the priests anointed solomon as the next king. So bad was the character, both of the israelites and their princes, as represented in the foregoing chapter, that one would have expected god should have cast off a people that had so cast him off. Packer of the quorum of the twelve apostles explained faith in a way that can help give understanding to the faith that the widow of zarephath demonstrated in 1 kings 17. He is supposed to be called the tishbite from tisbeh, a place east of jordan. Next chapter of 1 kings the book of 1 kings, chapter 17 we hope that you find the content of the book of 1 kings, chapter 17 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you.
The first story begins as elijah tells king ahab, as the lord the god of israel lives, before whom i stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain. As the lord, the god of israel, lives, whom i serve, during these years there shall be no dew or rain except at my word. Welcome to s chapter summary series, do you need a quick summary of a chapter in the bible, join us for the journey and learn a lot in our chapter summary series. The literary shifts that bring us to chapter 17 in the book of kings make elijah the central character of this narrative. The chapter interrupts the flow of the royal narratives allowing elijah to literarily and literally crash ahabs time in the sun. He also has many horses in direct disobedience of deuteronomy 17.
But a time came when the brook dried up, and god led his man to the widow in zarephath. This passage centers on a few key themes as follows. There is nothing about jeremiah in the books of 1 kings and 2 kings. This chapter and the following two chapters make up. But here, another important element is added to the scenario of elijahs life as it is recorded for us in scripture. It concludes the deuteronomistic history, a history of israel also comprising the books of joshua and judges and the book of samuel, which biblical commentators believe was written to provide a theological explanation for the destruction of. Elijah prays for drought and experiences gods provision. He lived just before jerusalems enemies overcame the city.
David guzik commentary on 1 kings 17 describes the early ministry of the prophet elija. Elijah the tishbitethis prophet is introduced as abruptly as melchisedekhis birth, parents, and call to the prophetic office being alike unrecorded. The first kings is the first half of a single book that was divided into two parts, 1 and 2 kings because together they were too long to fit on one scroll. Melachim i i kings chapter 1 tanakh online torah bible. Both books tell a history of ancient israel and judah from the death of david to the release of his successor jehoiachin from imprisonment in babylon. Study 1 kings using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The testing and needs of the prophet became a means of. Such a chapter occurs in 1 kings 17 about a disenfranchised prophet and a foreign widow in the midst of national calamity. Yet you followed in jeroboams footsteps 3 and encouraged my people israel to sin. Elijah the tishbitethis prophet is introduced as abruptly as. It concludes the deuteronomistic history, a history of israel also comprising the books of joshua and judges and the book of samuel, which biblical commentators believe was written to provide a theological explanation for the destruction of the kingdom of judah by babylon in.18 945 1259 111 501 779 97 143 1475 590 1171 1541 447 1407 1646 356 64 882 1024 811 1054 31 507 773 583 1451 466 298 1071