Kings of Israel and Judah

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Date
Name
Years Ruled

1050 - 1010

Saul

40

1010 - 970 David40

970 - 930

Solomon

40

Date
Kings of Israel
Years Ruled
Good or Bad

930 - 909

Jeroboam I

22

Bad

909 - 908
Nadab
2
Bad

908 - 886

Baasha

24

Bad

886 - 885
Elah
2
Bad

885

Zimri

7 days

Bad

885 - 874
Omri
12
Extra Bad

874 - 853

22

Worst

853 - 852
Ahaziah
2
Bad

852 - 841

Joram

12

Bad mostly

841 - 814
Jehu
28
Bad mostly

814 - 798

Jehoahaz

17

Bad

798 - 782
Jehoash
16
Bad

793 - 753

Jeroboam II
(C.R. 793 - 782)

41

Bad

753
Zechariah
6 months
Bad

752

Shallum

1 month

Bad

752 - 742
Menahem
10
Bad

752 - 732

Pekah

20

Bad

742 - 740
Pekahiah
2
Bad

732 - 723

Hoshea

9

Bad

In 723 B.C. Samaria, capital of the
Northern Ten Tribes, falls to Assyrian King
Shalmaneser V. The Israelites go into
Assyrian captivity.

Date
Kings of Judah
Years Ruled
Good or Bad

930 - 913

Rehoboam

17
Bad mostly
913 - 910
Abijah
3
Bad mostly

910 - 869

Asa

41

Good

872 - 848
Jehoshaphat
(C.R. 872 - 869)
25
Good

853 - 841

Jehoram
(C.R. 853 - 848)

8

Bad

841
Ahaziah
1
Bad

841 - 835

Athaliah (Queen)

7

Devilish

835 - 796
Joash
40
Good mostly

796 - 767

Amaziah

29

Good mostly

792 - 740
Azariah (Uzziah)
(C.R. 792 - 767)
52
Good

750 - 732

Jotham
(C.R. 750 - 740)

16

Good

735 - 715
Ahaz
(C.R. 735 - 732)
16
Wicked

715 - 686

Hezekiah

29

Best

696 - 642
Manasseh
(C.R. 696 - 686)
55
Worst

642 - 640

Amon

2

Worst

640 - 609
Josiah
31
Best

609

Jehoahaz

3 months

Bad

609 - 598
Jehoiakim
11
Wicked

598 - 597

Jehoiachin

3 months

Bad

In 597 B.C. Jerusalem falls at the hands of
Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar
captures Judah's Jehoiachin and takes him as
prisoner to Babylon. Zedekiah is set up as
a puppet king over Judah

597 - 586

Zedekiah

11

Bad

In 586 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar lays siege to
Jerusalem. He destroys the city and burns its
temple. The destruction of the temple starts on
the 9th of Ab (Hebrew month) and completes on
the 10th. The 9th of Ab will also be the day
Jerusalem's SECOND temple (Herod's temple)
will be completely destroyed in 70 A.D.

Additional Study Materials
Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Map showing location of Old Testament events
Map of Ancient Jerusalem
Important People in the Old Testament
Location where Israelites taken captive

Notes

All dates are "B.C."
Dates and date ranges taken from
The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings
by Edwin R. Thiele.

C.R. stands for coregency, which is the
period of rule when a son sits
on the throne with his father.


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