The Book of 1 Kings does not specifically name its author but the tradition has the author as the Prophet Jeremiah. The Book of 1 Kings was likely written between 560 and 540 B.C. and this book is actually a sequel to 1 and 2 Samuel and begins by tracing Solomon’s rise to kingship after the death of King David. Both books are combined into one book in the Hebrew (Jewish) Bible. The story begins with the 12 tribes united into one kingdom, but ends with a nation divided into 2 kingdoms, or two houses, known as the House of Judah and the House of Israel.
Aleph/Tav את Used in 1 Kings: אֶת et 0 times, אֶת־ et- 385 times, אֵת eet 33 times, אֶת־ Et- 3 times, אֵת Eet 1 time, אָתְּ aat 0 times, אַתְּ at 3 times, אַתְּ־ at- 0 times, = Total 425
Vav/Aleph/Tav ואת Wa‘at וְאַתְּ 1 time, Wa‘eet וְאֵת 20 times, Wa‘et- וְאֶת־ 78 times = 99 Grand Total 524
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In 1 Kings 1:32-34 King David is commanding Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet to take את Solomon on a DONKEY ride to Gihon and anoint him with את oil and proclaimed him את King over Israel…sound familiar? Just listen to these manifestations of את Y’shua in 1 Kings 1:37 declares, and make greater את his throne than the throne of my adon King David…1 Kings 1:39 states, And took Zadok the priest את horn of oil out of the tent and anointed את Solomon…1 Kings 2:1-3 states, Now the days of David drew near that he should die; and he warned את Solomon his son, saying…3 And keep את charge of יהוה our Elohim and walk in His ways…that you may prosper in את all that you do…in 1 Kings 9:4-9 the promise of יהוה Father to Solomon states, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked…5 then I will establish את throne of your kingdom over Israel for ever…9 and they shall answer, because they forsook את יהוה their Elohim, who brought forth את their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore יהוה has brought upon them את all this evil…where does Solomon’s wisdom come from, in 1 Kings 10:8 it states, happy are these your servants, that stand continually before you and that hear את your wisdom…and the people sought after him as in 1 Kings 10:24 states, And all the earth sought את of Solomon, to hear את his wisdom, which Elohim had put in his heart…as Solomon turned his את heart from יהוה in 1 Kings 11:10 states, but he did not heed (observe) את that which יהוה commanded…clearly יהוה Father commanding His word through את Y’shua to man, the two (Yah-head) working together as ONE in ONE SPIRIT…Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by One Spirit unto the Father.
It is interesting to note that after Solomon dies and Rehoboam becomes king when he counsels with the את older men and rejects their advise he is actually rejecting advise of את…as Kings 12:8 states, But he forsook את counsel of the old men…and 1 Kings 12:13 states, and forsook את counsel of the old men which they had given him…but 1 Kings 12:15 explains that this matter was brought about by יהוה that He might establish את His word which יהוה spoke…talking about the prophecy from Ahijah the Prophet that because of Solomon’s sin the kingdom would be divided into two houses, as it is to this present day and Jeroboam would become king of the northern ten tribes as 1 Kings 12:31 states, and will give to you את ten tribes…the prophet Micaiah proclaims who speaks to him in 1 Kings 22:14 which states, And Micaiah said, as יהוה lives, what את says יהוה to me, that will I speak…this is repeated in 2 Chron 10 and clearly implies that יהוה Father’s words flow through את Y’shua by His Spirit, the TWO speaking together as ONE (Yah-head).