Nathan the prophet was held in high estimation by david and stood on the most intimate relations with the royal family 2 samuel 1225 shimei probably the person of this name who was afterward enrolled among solomons great officers 1 kings 418 rei supposed to be the same as ira 2 samuel 2026. Commentary on 1 kings 25 11 read 1 kings 25 11 these dying counsels concerning joab and shimei did not come from personal anger but for the security of solomons throne which was the murders he had committed but would readily repeat them to carry any purpose though long reprieved he shall be reckoned with at last. 1 and 2 chronicles if the deuteronomic law is the standard of judgment in 1 and 2 kings then the priests code is the standard in 1 and 2 chronicles chronicles history appears to have been written later than kings the date usually given is approximately 300 bc. David arranges for solomon to be anointed at gihon riding on a mule and accompanied by zadok nathan and other prominent figures adonijah fears the news and his guests are afraid adonijah submits to solomon and his life is spared 2 david advises solomon to maintain a deuteronomic obedience to the lord. 1 and 2 kings like 1 and 2 samuel and 1 and 2 chronicles are actually one literary work called in hebrew tradition simply kings the division of this work into two books was introduced by the translators of the septuagint the pre christian greek translation of the ot and subsequently followed in the latin vulgate c ad 400 and most modern versions
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