God calls Jeremiah to be a prophet in the 13th year of Josiah's reign (Jer. 1:2). Jeremiah is about 29 years old.
Jeremiah Taken to Egypt
Jeremiah is taken to Egypt after Jerusalem's fall.
Events of the Judaean Kings
642 BC - 640 BC
Amon is assassinated after reigning only two years.
Manasseh dies and ends his 45 year reign.
640 BC - 609 BC
Josiah's Godly reign. He makes many reforms and sets the people back toward God. Josiah begins his reign at age 8.
Josiah Begins Reforms
Josiah begins reforms when he comes of age. He is about 22 years old when he begins reforms.
Jehoahaz reigns for just 3 months before being taken captive to Egypt.
609 BC - 598 BC
Jehoiakim's wicked reign.
Josiah dies in battle with Pharaoh Necho II of Egypt.
598 BC - 597 BC
Jehoiachin reigns a short time before being taken captive to Babylon.
597 BC - 587 BC
Zedekiah is Jehoiachin's uncle and Jehoiakim's brother. He is appointed ruler of Judah when Jehoiachin is taken captive. Nebuchadrezzar has Zedekiah and his family killed when he tries to flee Jerusalem during the siege.
Assyria Loses Control of Judah
629 BC - 620 BC
Assyria's control of Judah as it's vassal weakens.
The Scrolls are Found
The scrolls of the law of Moses are found in the temple.
Assyria Falls to Babylon
Assyria falls when the Medes ally with Babylon.
Egypt Controls Judah
609 BC - 605 BC
Egypt briefly rules Judah until King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon defeats Pharaoh Necho in battle.
Nebuchadrezzar Starts Reign
Nebuchadrezzar starts his reign in Babylon. He defeats Egypt and takes control of Judah.
1st Babylonian Exile
10,000 are taken to Babylon, including Jehoiachin and the royal family, as well as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.