The book of Kings is a documentary, taking us from the death of David through the reign of Solomon and on to the splitting of the kingdom into two separate nations, with their many kings and rulers. With the kingdom divided, Jeroboam (king of the northern tribes) creates a new religion and erects two golden calves in a bid to rival worship at Jerusalem.
This illustration for the first book of Kings is one of sixty commissioned by Lion Hudson for 'Simply the Bible'. For anyone who finds the Bible a bit daunting, or simply wants a brief overview, 'Simply the Bible' (published in June 2013) provides a clear and simple introduction to each book.
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