How he conversed with him, and manifested himself to him 1 kings 19. The pressures placed on us are no different in principle from what god put elijah and jeremiah under. How his hands were strengthened, at his return out of banishment, by the joining of elisha with him, 1 kings 19. Some commentators assert that 1 kings 19 is a composite text containing awkward interpolations and repetitions.
He has made plenty out of the widow of zarephaths scarcity 1 kings 17. Now l ord, take my life, for i am no better than my fathers. A drunken driver wandered onto the wrong side of the interstate and struck the bus headon. He repeatedly bemoaned that he was alone among the true followers of god 1 kings 18. David guzik commentary on 1 kings 19, where elijah flees to the wilderness, where he falls into a. This includes the death of david to the death of jehoshaphat, or about 960 to 834 bc. Recognizing the structure of the text brings the purpose of the whole story into clearer focus and. 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. First kings covers about 126 years of israels history. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 kings 19 and more. Thiele, the mysterious numbers of the hebrew kings. The lord tells elijah to anoint elisha as prophet in his place 1 kings 19.
Introduction as brought out in the last lesson, the contrasts between 1 kings 18 and 1 kings 19 are sharp and startling. A commitment to discipleship requires an aboutface, a total turn away from the worlds values and toward gods. Read within the extended narrative of the books of kings, elijahs story and career hardly comes to an end here, the accession of the two kings, hazael and jehu. The new world translation of the holy scriptures is published by jehovahs witnesses. Book of 1 kings matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Elisha will later succeed to elijahs position and prophetic power 2 kgs 2. In one elijah is bold and courageous, victoriously facing all kinds of odds with the chapter concluding, the hand of the lord was on elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran ahab to jezreel. Read more share copy show footnotes a service of faithlife logos. Ahab succeeded his father omri, a king who did that which was evil in the sight of yahweh and who was wickedly above all who were before him 1 kings 16. Montgomery, a critical and exegetical commentary on the books of kings, pp. This both assured elijah that he was not alone and that his work as a prophet had indeed been fruitful. The insertion offers a divine warrant for elishas function as a prophet, one lacking in the real succession story in 2 kings 2. He presumes the outcome, focuses on the problem and himself, and becomes physically exhausted.
Reference is made for example to the book of the acts of solomon 1 kings 11. His situation reveals several problems that can fatigue and erode our attitudes. Of two of the kings of israel, nadab the son of jeroboam, and baasha the destroyer of jeroboams house, 1 kings 15. The book of kings is the ninth book of the hebrew bible or the eleventh and twelfth books of the christian old testament. Judahs babylonian captivity due to the book ending during these days. Nancy declaisse walford observed the connection between moses and elijah in her commentary on 1 kings 19. From the whole narrative of chronicles we gather that the character of asa deteriorated as he grew old, and that, while he maintained the worship of yahweh consistently from first to last, he failed to maintain the personal faith and piety which had been so conspicuous in his early youth. Later, moses requests a theophany so he could see the glory of god exodus 33. 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.
Elishas prompt response, destroying his plow and oxen, signifies a radical change from his former manner of living. While pitying himself, elijah asks for death, saying, it is enough. In this chapter we have an abstract of the history, i. It also elevates elishas handling of the anointing of hazael 2 kings 8. And gave unto the people that is, he made thereof a feast for his servants who. I am not better than my fathers, implying that he stood out. Their discouragement proves that, for a while, running back into the world seemed attractive to the.
A commitment to discipleship requires an aboutface, a. On may 14, 1988, near carrolton, kentucky, a church youth group and their sponsors were heading home from an outing. This showed elijah that his quiet ministry over the years actually bore more fruit than the spectacular ministry at mount carmel. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 kings 1 and more. Go, return on thy way the way by which thou camest. What are the most commonly asked questions about the book of 1 kings. Read 1 kings 19 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. While we so often struggle with the events and issues of the book of 1st kings, ralph davis helps us to see how it we can apply to the contemporary settings of the 21st century.
Read 1 kings 1 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Anoint hazael to be king over syria it seems, the word anoint must here be taken figuratively for appoint, or declare, which was done by elisha, 2 kings 8. Go, return it is a very solemn thought, that one sin may for ever, so far as this world is concerned, wreck our usefulness. Tremper longman iii gives this commentary 5 stars highest rating in his 5th edition of the old testament commentary survey. He meets with elisha, who becomes his servant, 1 kings 19.
To some readers this marks the end of elijahs career and a stunning replacement announcement to the prophet hiding in a cave in fear of reprisals after his victories on. Book of 1 kings bible survey why did david need abishag to keep him warm when he had wives and concubines. A drunken driver wandered onto the wrong side of the interstate and struck the bus head on. Wiersbe if you can locate the sixvolume edition of the expositors bible, buy it immediately. Both moses and elijah encounter god at mount horeb see exodus 3. Their examples leave no doubt about their humanity. How his hands were strengthened, at his return out of banishment, by the joining of elisha with him v. The book of 1 kings begins with the historical record of davids death and ends with ahaziahs two year reign over israel 970 to 844 bc. Besides that the record of the life of hezekiah or isaiah 36. Solomon has adonijah executed along with the rest of his enemies, and gets to work building an empire.
Half of 1 kings covers the rise and fall of solomon. His complaint and the vision by which god instructs him, 1 kings 19. Divine threatenings are not designed merely to terrify. Surprisingly, gods presence was not in the strong wind, not the earthquake, not the fire. In the eighteenth year of king jeroboam the son of nebat, abijam became king over judah. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills. Elijahs apology does not elicit reassurance but rather a new command. Home content index books of the bible 1 kings questions about 1 kings. Carnal hearts are hardened and enraged against god, by that which should convince and conquer them. Of two of the kings of judah, abijam, the days of whose reign were few and evil 1 kings 15. His mothers name was maachah the granddaughter of abishalom. The books of first and second kings were originally one book in the hebrew bible, but were later divided into two books.1572 349 583 802 1558 1228 671 496 678 267 784 635 121 1164 1551 93 208 1247 436 239 279 617 931 1014 489 1253 522 997 30 739 497 156 226 414 86 757