1 Kings

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Noun1.1 Kings - the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel1 Kings - the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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He covers the Books of Kings and "The Deuteronomistic History:" form and source criticism, the Books of Kings and History: Solomon to Omri, the Books of Kings and History: the Omride Dynasty and rulers to the fall of Samaria, the Books of Kings and History: from the fall of Samaria to the fall of Jerusalem, and the Books of Kings in hermeneutical perspective.
Dutch specialists in Bible translation Dyk and van Keulen present the results of the Computer Assisted Linguistic Analysis of the Peshitta project, in which a computer was used to help compare the Syriac Peshitta and the Hebrew Masoretic texts of the Books of Kings.
It takes up the old discussion about the precise meaning and background of the customary epilogue in the books of Kings at the end of a Judahite or Israelite king's life with the reference to his death ("and he lay with his fathers"), a notice of burial in the royal tombs, and the introduction of his successor.
According to the Books of Kings, Elijah raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and ascended into heaven in a chariot.