This is the first chapter of a commentary on 1 Kings. The book of 1 Kings displays God’s faithfulness in the midst of the unfaithfulness of His people. This chapter discusses the subtleties of character portrayal, plot and dialogue in 1 Kings 1, and how these reveal God’s purposes for His people.
The biblical account of creation, as well as the manner in which the Bible shows the relationship between man and creation, warrants a biblical study on the theology of the environment. This article shows that the biblical teaching of creation and the role of man as the image of God in creation shapes this perspective on the environment.