The Old Testament's 1 & 2 Kings were originally one book. In the introduction to The Two Books of the Kings, Barnes elaborates on the history of the name of these two books of the Bible, as well as how they ended up being split into two books, rather than the one book they originally were. Traveling through the two books in outline form, the author then breaks 1 & 2 Kings into verse-by-verse segments, providing analytical notes for the text.
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