1 and 2 Kings

The Book of 1 Kings begins with the latter days of David’s life and presents the reign of Solomon as Israel’s third king. Solomon’s reign as king is highlighted by the construction of the temple in Jerusalem. His rule began with great power and wealth, but it ended in dishonor. Marrying foreign women led to his demise and eventually contributed to the downfall of God’s people.

The Book of 2 Kings continues with the account of Israel’s disobedience to God. Elijah’s prophetic ministry draws to a close and Elisha’s ministry begins. Israel’s downward spiral and unfaithfulness to God led to her defeat by the Assyrians. God used the Babylonians to punish His people, which ultimately led to the destruction of the temple and the city of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

Note: The study text for this course is First and Second Kings, a Living Word Commentary. This text is used temporarily by permission from ACU Press and will be replaced by a Truth for Today Commentary soon.

What comes with the course?

This 50-day course comes with everything you need. Should you need more time to complete this course, you can extend your course an additional 30 days. Click here to view some sample course materials.

Digital Book

A digital copy of the book First and Second Kings by Clyde M. Miller will be your teacher for the course, and it will be yours to keep after the course is over.

Five Study Guides

These will help you prepare for your tests by providing you with the key terms, concepts, people, and places to pay close attention to as you read.

Six Tests

Designed to help you rather than hinder you, each test consists of fifty questions taken from the assigned reading to ensure you understand what is being taught. The last test is comprehensive.

Reading Pace Guide

Stay on top of your reading schedule with your reading pace guide. This guide tells you which pages you need to read each day to finish the course in the desired time.