Melakhim

ספר מלכים – Sefer Melakhim, The Book of Kings. Fourth section of Tanakh dealing with the early prophets, the Nevi’im.

Melakhim is traditionally separated into two books, commonly labelled I and II Kings, or 1 and 2 Kings.  Before the 16th century CE the book of Melakhim was considered volumes 3 and 4 of a broader book of Kings, begining with Sefer Shmu’el, which would have been listed as 1 and 2 Kings in the Septuagint translation.

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