Book: 1 Kings
Author: possibly Jeremiah or a group of prophets
Date: 562 B.C.
Genre: Narrative
Summary: In 1 Kings, David's reign ends and his son Solomon becomes king. God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom and the blessing of building the Temple. By the end of his reign, the kingdom was in an agitated state of unrest due to the excessive taxes for all of his building projects. The book ends after Solomon's son Rehoboam takes the throne, which leads to the division of the kingdom.