Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kings, Books of, two historical books of the Old Testament, coming after the Books of Samuel, the four being called the Books of the Kingdom. They were probably compiled by several persons, who wrote successively on their own times, and were edited, with additions, by a writer of the 6th century B.C. They deal with the period from the close of David's reign to the death of Nebuchadnezzar during the Captivity.