F I R S T K I N G S
This chapter relates wholly to the kingdom of
Israel, and the revolutions of that kingdom—many in a little time.
The utter ruin of Jeroboam's family, after it had been twenty-four
years a royal family, we read of in the foregoing chapter. In this
chapter we have, I. The ruin of Baasha's family, after it had been
but twenty-six years a royal family, foretold by a prophet
(ver. 1-7), and executed
by Zimri, one of his captains, ver.
8-14. II. The seven days' reign of Zimri, and his sudden
fall, ver. 15-20. III.
The struggle between Omri and Tibni, and Omri's prevalency, and his
reign, ver. 21-28. IV.
The beginning of the reign of Ahab, of whom we shall afterwards
read much, ver. 29-33.
V. The rebuilding of Jericho, ver.
34. All this while, in Judah, things went well.