Literature: Books of Kings
The 11th and 12th books of The Bible
1 Kings tells of Israel's Golden Age
under Solomon but he also sows the seeds of rebellion which leads the nation to divide into Northern Israel and Southern Judah.
2 Kings continues the history of the divided nations. Both go into a downward spiral until they are destroyed by foreign nations and their peoples sent into exile.
In Christian Bibles it is followed by 1 & 2 Chronicles, a Lighter and Softer
rehashing of Kings to inspire the Jews exiled to Babylon. Most of the Prophets preached during this period so they will be discussed here also. In the Jewish Tanakh it is followed by the Book of Isaiah.
These books contain the following tropes