1 and 2 kings



First and Second Kings constitute a single book, just as 1 and 2 Samuel are a single unit. Their division into four books traces back to the translation of Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the Septuagint, which designated the books as the four books of Kingdoms. The currently accepted designations are attributed to Daniel Bomberg’s printed edition of the Hebrew Scriptures in 1518. The different titles used to designate the books have no bearing on the content. But since 1 and 2 Kings are a single unit, their introductory matters are treated together.

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ByJustus Musinguzi

Promoting the annual reading and study of the whole Bible, and teaching the treasures of God's truth that honors God, is saturated with grace, exalts Christ, and is driven by the gospel.