1 Kings Topical Outline

Chapter 1
A virgin is found to give David some heat 1:1-4
Adonijah tries to become king 1:5-10
Bathsheba makes Solomon king 1:11-43
Chapter 2
David's last words: Murder Joab and Shimei 2:1-9
Solomon kills his brother, Adonijah 2:10-25
Solomon kills Joab and Shimei 2:26-46
Chapter 3
Solomon "takes" the Pharaoh's daughter and sacrifices 1000 animals to God 3:1-4
God appears to Solomon in a dream 3:5-15
Two prostitutes and a baby 3:15-28
Chapter 4
All the king's men 4:1-19
Solomon was wiser than Heman 4:20-34
Chapter 5
Materials for God's house 5:1-18
Chapter 6
Solomon builds a house for God 6:1-38
Chapter 7
Solomon builds a much larger house for himself 7:1-51
Chapter 8
The ark is brought into the temple 8:1-11
Solomon's speech 8:12-61
Solomon's animal sacrfice 8:62-66
Chapter 9
God threatens Solomon 9:1-9
Hiram didn't like the cities Solomon gave him
(but he gave Solomon lots of gold anyway) 9:10-28
Chapter 10
The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon 10:1-13
King Solomon's stuff 10:14-29
Chapter 11
Solomon's strange wives and concubines 11:1-13
God stirred up two adversaries to Solomon, Hadad and Rezon 11:14-25
God gives ten tribes to Jeroboam 11:26-40
Solomon dies 11:41-43
Chapter 12
The people of Israel rebel against Rehoboam 12:1-20
God tells everyone to go home 12:21-24
Jeroboam's golden calves 12:25-33
Chapter 13
The man of God from Judah 13:1-10
A tale of two prophets 13:11-34
Chapter 14
God kills Jeroboam's son (and promises to kill his family and descendants) 14:1-19
Sodomites and groves under every tree in Judah 14:20-31
Chapter 15
Abijam wasn't perfect like David 15:1-8
Asa was intolerant (but perfect in the eyes of the Lord) 15:9-15
Asa's war with Baasha 15:16-22
Asa's foot disease 15:23-24-
Nadab did evil in the sight of the Lord 15:25-26
Baasha kills Nadab and becomes king of Israel 15:27-28
Baasha kills Jeroboam's family "according to the word of the Lord" 15:29-34
Chapter 16
God tells Jehu that he will kill Baasha's family 16:1-7
Baasha's son Elah becomes king, and is killed by Zimri 16:8-10
Zimri kills Baasha's family and friends 16:11-14
Zimri is king for a week. Then he burns to death. 16:15-20
Omri becomes king. 16:21-28
After Omri dies, his son Ahab becomes king. 16:29-34
Chapter 17
Elijah is fed by ravens 17:1-6
A widow provides for Elijah 17:7-16
Elijah and the widow's son 17:17-24
Chapter 18
Elijah talks to Obadiah about visiting Ahab 18:1-15
The light-my-fire contest (to determine whose god is God) 18:16-39
After winning the contest, Elijah kills the losers 18:40-46
Chapter 19
Jezebel threatens to kill Elijah 19:1-4
An angel visits Elijah 19:5-8
God visits Elijah 19:9-18
Elisha joins Elijah 19:19-21
Chapter 20
Benhadad threatens Ahab 20:1-11
Syria and Israel go to war 20:12-21
Syria and Israel go to war again 20:22-30
Benhadad and Ahab reach an agreement 20:31-34
A lion kills a man for refusing to smite a prophet 20:35-42
Chapter 21
Naboth's vineyard 21:1-6
Jezebel's plan 21:7-10
Naboth is stoned to death 21:11-16
Elijah tells Ahab what God says 21:17-29
Chapter 22
Ahab and Jehoshaphat ask God if they should attack Syria 22:1-18
God puts a lying spirit in the mouth of his prophets 22:19-28
King Ahab dies 22:29-53