"He slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall ... according to the word
of the LORD." -- 1 Kings 16:11-12
First Kings for Skeptics
God, I love the way First Kings starts!
Old king David could get no heat (and David was used to getting a lot of heat), so they
searched through the kingdom for a young virgin that could do the trick for him. They found one, too, (Abishag) and "the damsel
was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not." Shucks! 1:1-4
It gets boring toward the middle with the construction of the temple, but it picks up toward the end. See chapter 20 for five of God's killings,
more than any other chapter in the Bible.
Here are some highlights.
Old King David tries to get some heat by having a beautiful virgin minister unto him.
In David's last words, he commands his son Solomon to murder Joab and Shimei. 2:1-9