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Questions about the Book of First Kings

First Kings is the eleven book of the bible. The books of First Kings and Second Kings were originally one book together. They record the principal events and the reigns of the kings of Judah and Israel from the death of David to the end of the kingdom of Judah and the fall of Jerusalem. First Kings covers the reign of Solomon, the extended account of the building of the Temple; the ministry of Elijah; and the reign of Ahab. The book of First Kings can be divided into six parts: 1) David’s last days, 2) The reign of Solomon, 3) The division of the Kingdom under Rehoboam and Jeroboam, 4) The Kings of Judah and Israel to the accession of Ahab, 5) The reign of Ahab, 6) The reigns of Jehoshaphat and Ahaziah. The author of this book is unknown. Listed below are questions on the book of II Samuel. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

First Kings Chapter 1

1) What was one of the practical provisions made for David in his old age? (I Kings 1:1-4)

2) When David was in a weakened condition, what did Adonijah decide to do? (I Kings 1:5)

3) What was at least one reason why Adonijah had grown up to be rebellious and ambitious? (I Kings 1:6)

4) Which of David’s officials supported Adonijah in verse seven? (I Kings 1:7)

5) Which of David’s officials did not join the rebellion? (I Kings 1:8)

6) What did Adonijah do in order to establish his influence and build support for his succession? (I Kings 1:9-10)

7) Which officials and relatives were conspicuously missing from Adonijah’s guest list? (I Kings 1:10)

8) What warning did Nathan the prophet carry to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother? (I Kings 1:11)

9) What advice did Nathan have for Bathsheba? (I Kings 1:12-14)

10) Of what promise did Bathsheba remind David? (I Kings 1:17)

11) What action did Bathsheba urge David to take before the decision was out of his hands? (I Kings 1:18-20)

12) What did Bathsheba fear if David were to die under the present circumstances? (I Kings 1:21)

13) Who came into the king’s chambers to corroborate Bathsheba’s story? (I Kings 1:22-23)

14) Of what activities in the court did Nathan give a thorough account to the king? (I Kings 1:24-26)

15) What question did Nathan ask of the king in light of what had transpired in the kingdom? (I Kings 1:27)

16) What did David command Zadok, Benaiah, and Nathan to do in these verses? (I Kings 1:32-34)

17) When did David intend Solomon’s reign to begin? (I Kings 1:35)

18) How did Benaiah express his approval and his gratitude to David? (I Kings 1:36-37)

19) What important ceremony was performed for Solomon that had not been done for the rebel, Adonijah? (I Kings 1:38-39)

20) What was the mood among the people when Solomon was crowned king? (I Kings 1:40)

21) Who brought the news to Adonijah and his supporters while they were still feasting? (I Kings 1:41-42)

22) How did Jonathan son of Abiathar explain what he had just seen and the noise that Adonijah could hear? (I Kings 1:43-45)

23) What circumstances made David’s provision for the succession more authoritative and final? (I Kings 1:46-48)

24) What did Adonijah’s guests do when they heard the news of Solomon’s coronation? (I Kings 1:49)

25) Why did Adonijah seek sanctuary at the altar of God? (I Kings 1:50-51)

26) How did Solomon respond to his brother’s plea for mercy? (I Kings 1:52)

27) How did Solomon show his authority over Adonijah? (I Kings 1:53)

First Kings Chapter 2

1) What did David feel it was important to do before he died in verse one? (I Kings 2:1)

2) With what words of encouragement did David begin his charge to Solomon? (I Kings 2:2-3)

3) In what sense was Solomon responsible for the continuation of God’s promise to David? (I Kings 2:3-4)

4) What actions from the past did David hold against Joab in verse five? (I Kings 2:5)

5) What did David tell Solomon to do with regard to Joab? (I Kings 2:6)

6) What did David want to make sure Solomon did for the sons of Barzillai of Gilead? (I Kings 2:7)

7) What wrong that David suffered did he want Solomon to settle after his death? (I Kings 2:8-9)

8) What expression does the writer of 1 Kings use to describe David’s death? (I Kings 2:10)

9) How long did David reign over Israel in verse eleven of this book? (I Kings 2:11)

10) How secure was Solomon’s kingship from the beginning in verse twelve? (I Kings 2:12)

11) After Solomon became king, who came to see his mother Bathsheba? (I Kings 2:13)

12) How did Adonijah present himself as a “hard luck” case? (I Kings 2:15-16)

13) What request did Adonijah want Bathsheba to make for him? (I Kings 2:17-18)

14) How did King Solomon show honor to his mother? (I Kings 2:19-20)

15) Why was Solomon outraged when his mother presented Adonijah’s request? (I Kings 2:21-22)

16) What oath did Solomon swear regarding Adonijah after Adonijah had revealed his true colors in making the request for Abishag? (I Kings 2:23-24)

17) What sentence was carried out against Adonijah? (I Kings 2:25)

18) Why did Solomon refrain from executing Abiathar although he had been one of the conspirators? (I Kings 2:26)

19) How did the removal of Abiathar from the priesthood fulfill a prophecy from long ago about Eli’s descendants? (I Kings 2:27)

20) How did Joab, the last conspirator, react to the news of what Solomon was doing? (I Kings 2:28)

21) Why was Benaiah forced to kill Joab in the tent of the Lord before the altar? (I Kings 2:31-32)

22) What order did Solomon give to Shimei “on pain of death”? (I Kings 2:36-37)

23) According to Solomon, who was most familiar with the wrongs that Shimei had done to David? (I Kings 2:44)

24) Who executed justice on behalf of King Solomon? (I Kings 2:46)

25) By the end of the chapter, what was the result of all of the decisions made by King Solomon? (I Kings 2:46)

First Kings Chapter 3

1) What country did Solomon make an alliance by marriage with in verse one? (I Kings 3:1)

2) What major projects did Solomon undertake in verse one of this book? (I Kings 3:1)

3) Where were the people of Israel making sacrifices at this time? (I Kings 3:2)

4) How did Solomon show that he loved God in verse three of this book? (I Kings 3:3)

5) What was one area in which Solomon did not entirely please God? (I Kings 3:3)

6) What impressive sacrifice did Solomon offer at Gibeon? (I Kings 3:4)

7) What did God say to Solomon in a dream while he was at Gibeon in this verse? (I Kings 3:5)

8) How did Solomon see his own place in the history of God and Israel? (I Kings 3:6)

9) What did Solomon find humbling about being king in these verses? (I Kings 3:7-8)

10) In Solomon’s view whose nation was Israel? (I Kings 3:8)

11) What request did Solomon make of God and for what purpose in verse nine? (I Kings 3:9)

12) How did God feel about what Solomon had chosen to request in verse ten? (I Kings 3:10)

13) What difference did it make that Solomon asked God for wisdom? (I Kings 3:10-14)

14) What other things might Solomon have asked for when God gave him one request? (I Kings 3:11)

15) What did God promise to Solomon in response to his request in verse twelve? (I Kings 3:12)

16) What did God promise to Solomon that he had not asked for in this verse? (I Kings 3:13)

17) What blessing did God offer to Solomon if he would walk in His ways as David had? (I Kings 3:14)

18) What did Solomon realize when he awoke from his sleep in verse fifteen? (I Kings 3:15)

19) How did Solomon offer his praise and thanksgiving to God in verse fifteen? (I Kings 3:15)

20) What series of events was described by one of two prostitutes who came to Solomon? (I Kings 3:17-21)

21) What version of events did Solomon hear from the second prostitute? (I Kings 3:22)

22) How did Solomon confirm his understanding of the situation before he proceeded? (I Kings 3:23)

23) How did Solomon propose to settle the argument in these verses? (I Kings 3:24-25)

24) How did Solomon settle the matter? (I Kings 3:24-27)

25) How did the two women react differently to the prospect of “dividing” the baby? (I Kings 3:26)

26) What was Solomon’s ruling in the case of the disputed child in this verse? (I Kings 3:27)

27) What was the reaction when word got out about Solomon’s ruling? (I Kings 3:28)

First Kings Chapter 4

1) What positions of leadership constituted the “chief officials” of Israel under Solomon? (I Kings 4:1-6)

2) What was Solomon’s system for keeping his household supplied throughout the year? (I Kings 4:7)

3) What were some of the measures of the prosperity of Israel and Judah? (I Kings 4:20-21)

4 What was one of the key national blessings during Solomon’s life time? (I Kings 4:25)

5) What was God’s primary gift to Solomon in verse twenty-nine of this book? (I Kings 4:29)

6) How did Solomon’s wisdom compare to that of the wisest men of his day? (I Kings 4:30-31)

7) What were some of Solomon’s intellectual accomplishments? (I Kings 4:32-33)

8) What was the response of other kings when they heard of Solomon’s wisdom? (I Kings 4:34)

First Kings Chapter 5

1) Why did Hiram king of Tyre send envoys to King Solomon in verse one? (I Kings 5:1)

2) What intention did Solomon declare to Hiram in his return message? (I Kings 5:2-5)

3) What assistance did Solomon ask from Hiram in his project to build a temple for the Lord? (I Kings 5:6)

4) How did Hiram react to Solomon’s message and his plans for the future? (I Kings 5:7)

5) What did Hiram request in return when he agreed to supply all of David’s building materials? (I Kings 5:8-9)

6) What goods and resources changed hands between Israel and Tyre? (I Kings 5:10-11)

7) What promise did God fulfill for Solomon in verse twelve of this book? (I Kings 5:12)

8) What was the relationship between Tyre and Israel during the reigns of Hiram and Solomon? (I Kings 5:12)

9) Why were Solomon and Hiram able to help each other in verse twelve? (I Kings 5:12)

10) How did Solomon recruit and organize the workers from Israel in these verses? (I Kings 5:13-14)

11) How many workers of different sorts did Solomon have for the work on the temple? (I Kings 5:15-16)

12) What was prepared as the foundation for the temple in this verse? (I Kings 5:17)

13) What international partnership was involved in building the temple? (I Kings 5:18)

First Kings Chapter 6

1) What are the different ways of expressing the date that the temple was begun? (I Kings 6:1)

2) What was unusual about the building activity on the actual temple site? (I Kings 6:7)

3) Besides stone what was the chief building material for the temple? (I Kings 6:8-10)

4) What word did Solomon receive from God concerning the temple? (I Kings 6:11-13)

5) What was God’s promise to David, which He vowed to carry out if Solomon and Israel were obedient? (I Kings 6:12-13)

6) What was a unique characteristic of the inner sanctuary and its furnishings? (I Kings 6:20-22)

7) What impressive sculptures were to be found in the inner sanctuary? (I Kings 6:23-28)

8) What symbols appeared throughout the temple, carved into the wood? (I Kings 6:29-35)

9) How long did it take to complete the temple? (I Kings 6:37-38)

First Kings Chapter 7

1) How long did it take to complete Solomon’s palace in verse one? (I Kings 7:1)

2) What were some of the unique features of the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon? (I Kings 7:2-6)

3) What were three of the structures that Solomon had built? (I Kings 7:7-8)

4) What was notable about the man Solomon brought from Tyre as chief craftsman for his projects? (I Kings 7:13-14)

5) In what sense was Huram not a foreigner in Israel? (I Kings 7:14)

6) What material was used to make the pillars for the temple and their decorations? (I Kings 7:15-20)

7) What names were given to the pillars of the temple? (I Kings 7:21)

8) What were the impressive characteristics of the Sea that Huram made for the temple? (I Kings 7:23-26)

9) How does the passage describe the ten movable stands? (I Kings 7:27-37)

10) What other items were cast from bronze in these verses? (I Kings 7:38-40)

11) What method was used for making all of the objects of burnished bronze? (I Kings 7:45-46)

12) What amount of bronze was used in the construction of the temple? (I Kings 7:47)

13) What were some of the gold furnishings Solomon had made for the temple? (I Kings 7:48-50)

14) How were the items that King David had collected for the temple incorporated into the finished project? (I Kings 7:51)

First Kings Chapter 8

1) When did Israel bring the Ark of the Covenant into the newly completed temple? (I Kings 8:1-2)

2) What religious activity was taking place while the ark was being brought to the temple? (I Kings 8:3-5)

3) Where was the Ark of the Covenant placed in the new temple? (I Kings 8:6-8)

4) What did the ark contain in verse nine of this book? (I Kings 8:9)

5) What happened when the priests withdrew from the Holy Place in verse ten? (I Kings 8:10)

6) How did Solomon explain the significance of the event to the people? (I Kings 8:12-21)

7) What praises did Solomon offer at the beginning of his prayer in these verses? (I Kings 8:22-24)

8) How did Solomon express his awe and humility before the Lord in these verses? (I Kings 8:27-28)

9) How did Solomon ask God to regard the temple and the prayers offered there? (I Kings 8:29-30)

10) What sorts of prayers did Solomon envision being offered at the temple? (I Kings 8:31-40)

11) Why did Solomon pray that even the foreigner’s prayer would be answered? (I Kings 8:41-43)

12) What cycle of sin and repentance did Solomon consider inevitable? (I Kings 8:46-51)

13) Of which of His own actions does Solomon remind God in asking Him to remember His people? (I Kings 8:52-53)

14) What were three aspects of Solomon’s blessing of the whole assembly? (I Kings 8:56-61)

15) How long did Israel celebrate the dedication of the temple in these verses? (I Kings 8:62-65)

16) What was the mood of the people as they returned to their homes? (I Kings 8:66)

First Kings Chapter 9

1) When did the Lord appear to Solomon a second time in verse one? (I Kings 9:1-2)

2) What positive response did God make to the prayers Solomon had offered at the dedication of the temple? (I Kings 9:3)

3) What “if” did God reiterate to Solomon concerning his relationship to God? (I Kings 9:4-5)

4) What did God promise to do if Solomon or his descendants failed to obey His commands? (I Kings 9:6-9)

5) During what time period was Solomon busy with building the temple and palace? (I Kings 9:10)

6) How did Hiram feel about the “gift” Solomon gave him in thanks for the raw materials for the temple? (I Kings 9:11-13)

7) For what sorts of projects did Solomon conscript laborers? (I Kings 9:15-19)

8) Who provided the slave labor in Solomon’s kingdom? (I Kings 9:20-21)

9) What sorts of positions were filled by Israelites in these verses? (I Kings 9:22-23)

10) How did Solomon go about fulfilling the temple obligations in verse nine? (I Kings 9:25)

11) What seafaring venture did Solomon and Hiram enter into together? (I Kings 9:26-28)

First Kings Chapter 10

1) Why did the queen of Sheba come to visit Solomon in verse one of this book? (I Kings 10:1)

2) What gifts did the queen of Sheba bring to Solomon in verse two? (I Kings 10:2)

3) What was the queen’s reaction to Solomon’s wisdom and his court? (I Kings 10:4-7)

4) Why did the queen of Sheba offer praise to God in verse nine? (I Kings 10:9)

5) What did the queen of Sheba receive from Solomon before she returned to her country? (I Kings 10:13)

6) What were some of the measures of Solomon’s wealth? (I Kings 10:14-17)

7) What unique piece of furniture was created specifically for Solomon? (I Kings 10:18-20)

8) What was the availability and value of precious metals in Solomon’s day? (I Kings 10:21-22)

9) In what two areas was Solomon graced with greater wealth than anyone else in the world? (I Kings 10:23)

10) Why did people continually come seeking an audience with Solomon? (I Kings 10:24-25)

First Kings Chapter 11

1) What was one of Solomon’s primary downfalls and areas of disobedience against God? (I Kings 11:1-2)

2) How many wives did Solomon marry in verse three? (I Kings 11:3)

3) What happened to Solomon’s devotion to God as he got older in verse four? (I Kings 11:4)

4) What gods did Solomon allow to be worshiped in Israel because of his foreign wives? (I Kings 11:5-8)

5) What reason did God have to be especially angry with Solomon? (I Kings 11:9-10)

6) What word did God speak in judgment of Solomon? (I Kings 11:11)

7) Why did God choose not to utterly destroy Solomon and remove the whole kingdom from him? (I Kings 11:12-13)

8) What was the history of the first enemy God raised up against Solomon? (I Kings 11:14-22)

9) To which of David’s battles did Rezon’s enmity hearken back? (I Kings 11:23-25)

10) Which of the rebels against Solomon came from the ranks of his own officials? (I Kings 11:26-28)

11) What prophecy did Ahijah reveal to Jeroboam when they were alone? (I Kings 11:29-33)

12) What conditions would Jeroboam have to meet in order for God to be with him? (I Kings 11:34-39)

13) How did Solomon respond to the presence of Jeroboam in this verse? (I Kings 11:40)

14) How long did Solomon reign over the combined tribes in this verse? (I Kings 11:42)

First Kings Chapter 12

1) Where did Solomon’s son Rehoboam go to be crowned king in verse one? (I Kings 12:1)

2) Where was Jeroboam when he heard the news of Solomon’s death in verse two? (I Kings 12:2)

3) What request did the people want Jeroboam to bring to Rehoboam on their behalf? (I Kings 12:3-4)

4) Initially, what did Rehoboam tell the people who came to him in verse five? (I Kings 12:5)

5) What did the elders of Israel, Solomon’s advisors, advice Rehoboam? (I Kings 12:7)

6) To whom did Rehoboam turn for a second opinion? (I Kings 12:8)

7) What advice did the young men give Rehoboam? (I Kings 12:10-11)

8) What did Rehoboam ultimately decide to tell the people? (I Kings 12:12-15)

9) How did Jeroboam and the people respond to Rehoboam’s harshness? (I Kings 12:16)

10) What happened when the king tried to conscript forced labor from among the Israelites? (I Kings 12:18-19)

11) Whom did the people of Israel proclaim king? (I Kings 12:20)

12) What part of the kingdom was loyal to Rehoboam? (I Kings 12:21)

13) Why was Rehoboam preparing for war? (I Kings 12:21)

14) What word did Shemaiah bring to Rehoboam from the Lord? (I Kings 12:22-24)

15) Why did God instruct Judah not to fight in this verse? (I Kings 12:24)

16) Where did Jeroboam consolidate his power as king of Israel in this verse? (I Kings 12:25)

17) Why did Jeroboam see traditional religious practices as a threat to his power and an advantage for Rehoboam? (I Kings 12:26-27)

18) What prompted Jeroboam to make two golden calves? (I Kings 12:28)

19) To what human vice did Jeroboam appeal in offering Israel alternate sites for worship? (I Kings 12:28)

20) What became of the moral and spiritual climate of Israel when worship was instituted at Bethel and Dan? (I Kings 12:29-30)

21) Where did Jeroboam build shrines at? (I Kings 12:31)

22) Who were the priests who served at Jeroboam’s command? (I Kings 12:31)

23) What practice of Judah did Jeroboam imitate by creating a new festival? (I Kings 12:32-33)

24) What role did Jeroboam play in the worship at the festival? (I Kings 12:33)

First Kings Chapter 13

1) Where did the prophet come from who met Jeroboam making sacrifices at the altar? (I Kings 13:1)

2) What did the man of God say would happen to the altar at Bethel? (I Kings 13:2)

3) What sign did the man of God claim would confirm the prophecy in verse three? (I Kings 13:3)

4) What did Jeroboam try to do when he heard the prophecy in verse four? (I Kings 13:4)

5) What happened to Jeroboam when he tried to capture the man of God? (I Kings 13:4)

6) What happened at Bethel to confirm the truth of God’s Word through the prophet? (I Kings 13:5)

7) What did the man of God do at Jeroboam’s request? (I Kings 13:6)

8) What did God do in answer to prayer in verse six? (I Kings 13:6)

9) What invitation did the king extend after he had been healed? (I Kings 13:7)

10) How did the man of God respond to the king’s invitation in these verses? (I Kings 13:8-10)

11) Where did the second prophet catch up to the man of God in these verses? (I Kings 13:11-14)

12) How did the man of God respond to the old prophet’s invitation to come back and eat and drink? (I Kings 13:15-17)

13) What deception did the old prophet use to get the man of God to come back with him? (I Kings 13:18-19)

14) What revelation came to the old prophet while he was eating with the man of God? (I Kings 13:20-22)

15) What happened to the man of God when he left the home of the old prophet? (I Kings 13:23-24)

16) What did the old prophet know immediately when he heard about a lion standing beside a body on the road? (I Kings 13:25-26)

17) What did the old prophet do for his brother prophet whom he had tricked? (I Kings 13:27-30)

18) What special instructions did the old prophet give his sons and why? (I Kings 13:31-32)

19) What sinful practices did Jeroboam continue in these verses? (I Kings 13:33-34)

First Kings Chapter 14

1) What misfortune drove Jeroboam to consult with a prophet in these verses? (I Kings 14:1-2)

2) What elaborate scheme did Jeroboam concoct for his wife to carry out? (I Kings 14:2-4)

3) What was the physical condition of the prophet Ahijah in verse four? (I Kings 14:4)

4) How did Ahijah know the identity of his visitor in verse five? (I Kings 14:5)

5) When Jeroboam’s wife arrived, what kind of news did Ahijah have for her? (I Kings 14:6)

6) How did God’s evaluation of Jeroboam’s reign that was communicated through the prophet? (I Kings 14:7-9)

7) What did God decree concerning Jeroboam’s descendants in these verses? (I Kings 14:10-11)

8) What was to become of the son about whom Jeroboam had initially inquired? (I Kings 14:12-13)

9) Whom was God going to use to “cut off” the family of Jeroboam? (I Kings 14:14)

10) For what sins did God hold the people of Israel accountable? (I Kings 14:15-16)

11) What happened when Jeroboam’s wife returned home in these verses? (I Kings 14:17-18)

12) What was the nationality of Rehoboam’s mother (Solomon’s wife)? (I Kings 14:21)

13) What was the spiritual condition of Judah under Rehoboam in these verses? (I Kings 14:22-24)

14) How did God use the king of Egypt to punish Judah in these verses? (I Kings 14:25-26)

15) How did Rehoboam choose to carry on a pretense of wealth and power? (I Kings 14:27-28)

16) What was the relationship between Jeroboam of Israel and Rehoboam of Judah? (I Kings 14:30)

17) What was the name of the son that succeeded Rehoboam in Judah? (I Kings 14:31)

First Kings Chapter 15

1) How long did Rehoboam’s son reign when he succeeded his father in these verses? (I Kings 15:1-2)

2) What way was Abijah like his father in verse three of this book? (I Kings 15:3)

3) Why did God strengthen Jerusalem in spite of Abijah’s disobedience? (I Kings 15:4)

4) What was the chief instance in which David failed to keep God’s commands? (I Kings 15:5)

5) How long was Abijah’s son Asa in power in Jerusalem in verse ten? (I Kings 15:10)

6) What were some of the righteous actions taken by Asa in these verses? (I Kings 15:11-14)

7) What was the relationship between Judah and Israel during the time of Asa? (I Kings 15:16)

8) What did Israel’s fortification of the city of Ramah do to Judah? (I Kings 15:17)

9) Where did Asa seek help for Judah’s predicament in verse eighteen? (I Kings 15:18)

10) How did the king of Aram help Asa, king of Judah in these verses? (I Kings 15:20-21)

11) What did Asa do with the abandoned building materials at Ramah in this verse? (I Kings 15:22)

First Kings Chapter 16

1) Who was the prophet that God sent to pronounce judgment on Baasha, king of Israel? (I Kings 16:1)

2) What was Baasha’s problem in these verses of this book? (I Kings 16:2-4)

3) Who was Baasha’s successor in verse six of this book? (I Kings 16:6)

4) Of what deed was Baasha considered guilty although he had been God’s tool to punish Jeroboam? (I Kings 16:7)

5) Who led the revolt against Baasha’s son named Elah in these verses? (I Kings 16:8-10)

6) How did Zimri treat Baasha’s family once he became king? (I Kings 16:11-12)

7) For what actions did God hold Baasha and his family accountable? (I Kings 16:13)

8) How long did Zimri manage to hold on to power in Israel? (I Kings 16:15)

9) To whom did the Israelites turn for leadership when Elah was dead? (I Kings 16:16-17)

10) What became of the rebel Zimri in verse eighteen of this book? (I Kings 16:18)

11) Which of the two factions was successful in replacing Zimri? (I Kings 16:21-22)

12) What kind of a major project did Omri undertake as king in these verses? (I Kings 16:23-24)

13) Who was the first king of Israel to rule from the city of Samaria? (I Kings 16:24)

14) How did Omri compare to his predecessors in these verses of this book? (I Kings 16:25-26)

15) What was God’s assessment of idols in verse twenty-six of this book? (I Kings 16:26)

16) How did Ahab compare to the kings of Israel before him? (I Kings 16:30)

17) What new form of worship did Ahab add to Israel’s idolatry? (I Kings 16:31)

First Kings Chapter 17

1) Where did the prophet Elijah come from in verse one of this book? (I Kings 17:1)

2) What was the prophecy that Elijah took to Ahab, king of Israel? (I Kings 17:1)

3) After speaking with Ahab, why did God direct Elijah to hide? (I Kings 17:2-3)

4) How were Elijah’s needs met while he was alone in the desert? (I Kings 17:5-6)

5) Where did God send Elijah after the brook dried up in these verses? (I Kings 17:7-9)

6) What two requests did Elijah make of the widow at Zarephath? (I Kings 17:10-11)

7) What did the widow consider inevitable for herself and her son during the drought in Israel? (I Kings 17:12)

8) What step did Elijah ask the widow to take in faith in verse thirteen? (I Kings 17:13)

9) What promise did Elijah make if the widow would be obedient to God? (I Kings 17:14)

10) What did the Lord do for Elijah, the widow, and her son in these verses? (I Kings 17:15-16)

11) What did the woman of Zarephath assume when her son became ill and died? (I Kings 17:17-18)

12) When Elijah took the son from his mother, what question did he have for God? (I Kings 17:19-20)

13) How did Elijah go about petitioning God for the boy’s life in these verses? (I Kings 17:21-22)

14) How did the widow react when her son was returned to her alive? (I Kings 17:23-24)

First Kings Chapter 18

1) What did God tell Elijah to do after almost three years of drought? (I Kings 18:1-2)

2) What was Obadiah’s story in these verses of this book? (I Kings 18:3-4)

3) What were Ahab and Obadiah looking for as they traveled through the land? (I Kings 18:5-6)

4) Whom did Obadiah meet in the course of his journey in verse seven? (I Kings 18:7)

5) What attitude did Obadiah have toward Elijah in verse seven? (I Kings 18:7)

6) Why was Obadiah dismayed by Elijah’s orders in these verses of this book? (I Kings 18:8-12)

7) What did Obadiah assume about Elijah’s ability to escape the king? (I Kings 18:12)

8) Why did Obadiah feel he didn’t deserve to die at the hands of an angry Ahab? (I Kings 18:12-14)

9) What promise did Elijah make to allay Obadiah’s fears? (I kings 18:15)

10) Whom did Elijah hold accountable for Israel’s troubles? (I Kings 18:18)

11) What groups did Elijah want to assemble in these verses of this book? (I Kings 18:19-20)

12) How did the people respond when Elijah confronted them with their double-mindedness? (I Kings 18:21)

13) How did the people respond to the confrontation Elijah proposed between Baal and God? (I Kings 18:22-24)

14) How did Elijah taunt the prophets of Baal when their god did not ignite the sacrifice? (I Kings 18:27-29)

15) What preparations did Elijah make in the sight of the people before he prayed to God? (I Kings 18:30-35)

16) How did Elijah address God in prayer in these verses of this book? (I Kings 18:36-37)

17) What happened to the altar of the Lord when Elijah prayed? (I Kings 18:38)

18) How did the people react when they saw fire burn up Elijah’s offering? (I Kings 18:39)

19) What vengeance did Elijah exact against the prophets of Baal? (I Kings 18:40)

20) What prediction did Elijah make to Ahab concerning the drought? (I Kings 18:41)

21) In what attitude did Elijah wait for the Lord’s answer? (I Kings 18:42-44)

22) What happened when the power of the Lord came upon Elijah? (I Kings 18:46)

First Kings Chapter 19

1) Why was Queen Jezebel determined to kill Elijah the prophet in these verses? (I Kings 19:1-2)

2) What did Elijah pray for when he had fled to a lonely place? (I Kings 19:3-5)

3) How did God miraculously care for Elijah in the desert in these verses? (I Kings 19:6-9)

4) What did God say to Elijah when the prophet had taken refuge in a cave? (I Kings 19:9)

5) How did Elijah express his despair about his circumstances? (I Kings 19:10)

6) What did God command Elijah to do? (I Kings 19:11)

7) What disturbances of nature did Elijah witness from inside the cave? (I Kings 19:11-13)

8) In which of the manifestations that Elijah saw was God present? (I Kings 19:11-13)

9) What question did God repeat in the “gentle whisper”? (I Kings 19:13)

10) What was Elijah’s reply after seeing the demonstrations of God’s power? (I Kings 19:14)

11) What “marching orders” did Elijah receive from God in these verses? (I Kings 19:15-17)

12) How many faithful worshipers did God report to be in Israel? (I Kings 19:18)

13) Where was Elisha when Elijah found him in this verse of this book? (I Kings 19:19)

14) What symbolic action did Elijah perform when he found Elisha? (I Kings 19:19)

15) What did Elisha call his family together to do before he left to follow Elijah? (I Kings 19:20-21)

First Kings Chapter 20

1) What was Ahab’s predicament when Ben-Hadad besieged Samaria in these verses? (I Kings 20:1-3)

2) After Ahab had agreed to be subservient to the king of Aram, what more was demanded of him? (I Kings 20:4-6)

3) How did the elders of Israel advice Ahab to respond to the latest demand from Aram? (I Kings 20:7-9)

4) What did Ben-Hadad swear to do to Ahab and Israel in verse ten? (I Kings 20:10)

5) Why did Ahab say, “One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off”? (I Kings 20:11)

6) What did one of God’s prophets tell Ahab about the outcome of the ensuing battle? (I Kings 20:13)

7) How did Ahab develop the specific battle plan in these verses of this book? (I Kings 20:14-17)

8) What did Ben-Hadad assume about his ability to subdue Israel? (I Kings 20:18)

9) What was the result of the battle between the young officers and the Syrian’s army? (I Kings 20:19-21)

10) What warning did Ahab receive from the prophet after his victory? (I Kings 20:22)

11) What false conclusion did the Syrians draw from their defeat in the first encounter? (I Kings 20:23-27)

12) Why did God determine that He would cause the small army of Israel to defeat the large army of Syrians on the plains? (I Kings 20:28)

13) What was the extent of the disaster that came upon the Syrians in these verses? (I Kings 20:29-30)

14) What plan did Ben-Hadad’s official come up with to save his life? (I Kings 20:31-32)

15) What did Ahab do when he had Ben-Hadad at his mercy? (I Kings 20:33-34)

16) What dramatic action did the prophet take in order to have an illustration when he confronted Ahab? (I Kings 20:35-38)

17) What “parable” did the prophet tell to get Ahab to condemn himself? (I Kings 20:39-40)

18) What sentence did the prophet pronounce on Ahab for not killing Ben-Hadad? (I Kings 20:42)

First Kings Chapter 21

1) What did Ahab want from Naboth the Jezreelite in these verses of this book? (I Kings 21:1-2)

2) What grounds did Naboth refuse to sell his vineyard on in verse three? (I Kings 21:3)

3) What was Ahab’s mood when he didn’t get what he wanted? (I Kings 21:3-4)

4) What did Ahab’s wife Jezebel do to end his unkindly sulking? (I Kings 21:5-10)

5) What conspiracy took place in Naboth’s city in response to Jezebel’s letters? (I Kings 21:11-14)

6) What news did Jezebel take back to Ahab in these verses of this book? (I Kings 21:15-16)

7) What did God command Elijah to do in these verses? (I Kings 21:17-19)

8) How did Ahab greet Elijah when they met? (I Kings 21:20)

9) What was the judgment Elijah pronounced on Ahab and his house? (I Kings 21:20-24)

10) What additional information did the author of the story give us about Ahab? (I Kings 21:25-26)

11) How did Ahab react to Elijah’s words in verse twenty-seven of this book? (I Kings 21:27)

12) What was God’s response to Ahab’s penitence? (I Kings 21:28-29)

First Kings Chapter 22

1) How had affairs changed between the rival kingdoms of Israel and Judah? (I Kings 22:1-3)

2) What was bothering the king of Israel in verse three of this book? (I Kings 22:3)

3) What favor did the king of Israel ask of the king of Judah in verse four? (I Kings 22:4)

4) What one condition did Jehoshaphat impose before he went into battle with Ahab? (I Kings 22:4-5)

5) What was the unanimous counsel of the four hundred prophets in verse six? (I Kings 22:6)

6) What did Jehoshaphat find lacking in the advice of the prophets? (I Kings 22:7)

7) What did Ahab tell Jehoshaphat about the one remaining prophet of the Lord? (I Kings 22:8)

8) Where were the two kings when Micaiah was summoned before them in these verses? (I Kings 22:10-12)

9) How did the messenger who summoned Micaiah advise him to counsel the kings? (I Kings 22:13)

10) What one criterion did Micaiah use to determine what he would say? (I Kings 22:14)

11) What was the first answer that Micaiah gave to Ahab in verse fifteen? (I Kings 22:15)

12) How did Micaiah’s message change when the king insisted he wanted the truth? (I Kings 22:16-17)

13) What story did Micaiah tell about a consultation in heaven? (I Kings 22:19-23)

14) What did Ahab decide to do with Micaiah while he went to war? (I Kings 22:26-27)

15) How did the two kings dress when they went into battle against Ramoth Gilead? (I Kings 22:29-30)

16) Why did Jehoshaphat narrowly miss being killed in battle? (I Kings 22:31-33)

17) How was Ahab wounded in spite of the fact that he had concealed his identity? (I Kings 22:34)

18) How did the armies of Israel and Judah react when they heard of Ahab’s death? (I Kings 22:36)

19) Although Ahab was given a king’s burial, how was the prophecy against him fulfilled anyway? (I Kings 22:37-38)

20) What kind of king was Jehoshaphat in verses forty-one through forty-four of this book? (I Kings 22:41-44)

21) What were some of Jehoshaphat’s accomplishments and failures? (I Kings 22:43-50)

22) How was Ahaziah like his father Ahab? (I Kings 22:51-53)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose