Timeline - Kings/Chronicles

Helene Gramsett

Books Written

Events (Pre Exilic)

Saul

1050 B.C.

David

1010 B.C.

Solomon

970 B.C.

Kingdom Divided

930 B.C.

Damascus Falls (Assyria)

732 B.C.

Samaria Falls (Assyria)

722 B.C.

Sennacherib Attack (Assyria)

701 B.C.

Ninevah/Assyria Falls (Babylon)

612 B.C.

1st Battle at Carchemish - Egypt takes Assyria

609 B.C.

2nd Battle at Carchemish - Babylon takes Egypt 1st Deportation (Daniel)

605 B.C.

2nd Deportation (Ezekiel)

597 B.C.

Fall of Jerusalem (Babylon)

586 B.C.

Wiping of the Dish (Babylon)

581 B.C.

Events (Post Exilic)

Fall of Babylon (Persia)

539 B.C.

Cyrus Decree

538 B.C.

1st Return, Foundation Laid (Zerubbabel)

536 B.C.

Building Resumed

520 B.C.

Temple Finished

516 B.C.

2nd Return (Ezra)

458 B.C.

3rd Return (Nehemiah)

444 B.C.

United Kingdom

Saul's reign

1050 B.C. - 1010 B.C.

David's reign

1010 B.C. - 970 B.C.

Solomon's Reign

970 B.C. - 930 B.C.

Northern Kingdom (Israel)

Jeroboam I

930 B.C. - 909 B.C.

2 calves(Bethel and Dan)

Nadab

909 B.C. - 908 B.C.

Murdered

Baasha

907 B.C - 884 B.C.

Tried to build Ramah against Asa (border dispute)

Elah

884 B.C. - 883 B.C.

Murdered by general while drunk

Zimri

883 B.C.

Reigned 7 days.

Omri

883 B.C. - 874 B.C.

Built Samaria; doorway to Baal worship

Ahab

874 B.C. - 853 B.C.

Married Jezebel ; Baal worship; Elijah's ministry

Ahaziah

853 B.C. - 852 B.C.

Wanted to inquire of Baalzebub; no son.

Jehoram

852 B.C. - 841 B.C.

fought Moab with Jehoshaphat; ELisha's ministry

Jehu

841 B.C. - 818 B.C.

wiped out Baal and Ahab's dynasty

Jehoahaz

818 B.C. - 802 B.C.

little army because of Aram

Jehoash

802 B.C. - 787 B.C.

3 arrows of victory (over Aram)

Jeroboam II

787 B.C. - 748 B.C.

restored borders; "golden age", prosperous

Zechariah

748 B.C. - 747 B.C.

4th generation of Jehu

Menahem

747 B.C. - 737 B.C.

1000 talents of silver to Pul

Shallum

747 B.C.

1 month; murdered

Pekahiah

738 B.C. - 737 B.C.

Murdered by Pekah

Pekah

737 B.C. - 732 B.C.

Galilee and Naphtali deported by Pul

Hoshea

732 B.C. - 722 B.C.

last king- prison

Southern Kingdom (Judah)

Rehoboam

930 B.C. - 913 B.C.

divided kingdom

Abidjam (Abijah)

913 B.C. - 910 B.C.

defeated Jeroboam I

Asa

910 B.C. - 869 B.C.

removed idols; alliance with Aram

Jehoshaphat

872 B.C. - 848 B.C.

righteous, yet alliance with Ahab

Jehoram

853 B.C. - 841 B.C.

married Athaliah; Baal worship

Athaliah

841 B.C. - 835 B.C.

queen mother, tried to usurp throne

Ahaziah

841 B.C.

killed by Jehu the "Baal killer"

Joash

835 B.C. - 796 B.C.

7 year old king; protected by aunt/priest

Amaziah

796 B.C. - 767 B.C.

defeated Edomites, not Israel (victory and defeat)

Uzziah (Azariah)

792 B.C. - 740 B.C.

"golden age"; pride led to leprosy

Jotham

750 B.C. - 732 B.C.

did right; Pekah/Rezin began to come against Judah

Ahaz

735 B.C. - 715 B.C.

trusted Assyria, not God; built Damascus altar

Hezekiah

715 B.C. - 686 B.C.

Angel struck 185,000 Assyrians

Mannaseh

696 B.C. - 642 B.C.

more evil than Canaanite nations; repented in Babylon

Amon

642 B.C. - 640 B.C.

not humbled; murdered

Josiah

640 B.C. - 609 B.C.

found law; wiped out idolatry

Jehoiakim

609 B.C. - 598 B.C.

rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar, "burial of a donkey"

Jehoahaz

609 B.C.

3 months; exiled to Egypt

Jehoiachin

598 B.C. - 597 B.C.

taken to Babylon; same time as Ezekiel

Zedekiah

597 B.C. - 586 B.C.

last king; eyes put out; taken to Babylon

Prophets

Elijah

874 B.C. - 852 B.C.

Elisha

852 B.C. - 800 B.C.

Joel

840 B.C. - 748 B.C.

Amos

793 B.C. - 753 B.C.

Jonah

787 B.C. - 740 B.C.

Hosea

784 B.C. - 723 B.C.

Isaiah

758 B.C. - 698 B.C.

Obadiah

748 B.C. - 715 B.C.

Jeremiah

627 B.C. - 586 B.C.

Daniel

605 B.C. - 562 B.C.

Ezekiel

595 B.C. - 573 B.C.

Zechariah

520 B.C. - 510 B.C.

Haggai

520 B.C. - 510 B.C.

Malachi

460 B.C. - 400 B.C.

World Empires

Syria/Aram

1040 B.C. - 640 B.C.

Never a huge empire, but a huge enemy.

Assyria

900 B.C. - 612 B.C.

Babylon

612 B.C. - 539 B.C.

Persia

539 B.C. - 330 B.C.

Kings of Syria

Ben-hadad I

900 B.C. - 841 B.C.

Hazael

841 B.C. - 800 B.C.

Ben-hadad II

800 B.C. - 750 B.C.

Kings of Assyria

Ashur-dan II

933 B.C. - 910 B.C.

Shalmaneser iV

783 B.C. - 773 B.C.

Tiglath-pileser III (Pul)

745 B.C. - 727 B.C.

Shalmaneser V

727 B.C. - 722 B.C.

Shargon II

722 B.C. - 705 B.C.

Ashurbanipal

681 B.C. - 669 B.C.

Esarhaddon

669 B.C. - 633 B.C.

Sinshurishkun

629 B.C. - 612 B.C.

Ashurballit III

612 B.C. - 609 B.C.

Kings of Babylon

Nabopolassar

626 B.C. - 605 B.C.

Nebuchadnezzar

605 B.C. - 561 B.C.

Evil-Merodach

561 B.C. - 559 B.C.

Nenglissar and Lubash-Marduk and Nabonidus

559 B.C. - 550 B.C.

Belshazzar

550 B.C. - 539 B.C.

King of Persia

Cyrus the Great

550 B.C. - 530 B.C.

Cambyses

530 B.C. - 522 B.C.

Darius I

522 B.C. - 486 B.C.

Bardiya

522 B.C.

Xerxes I

485 B.C. - 465 B.C.

Artaxeres I

465 B.C. - 424 B.C.

Xerxes II

424 B.C.

Darius II

423 B.C. - 404 B.C.

Artaxexes II

404 B.C. - 358 B.C.

Artaxexes III

358 B.C. - 338 B.C.

Artaxexes IV

338 B.C. - 336 B.C.

Darius III

336 B.C. - 330 B.C.

Artaxexes V

330 B.C. - 329 B.C.