Prophet of Israel. Advised King Saul and anointed David as King.
The capital of Israel, Samaria, fell into the hands of Assyria.
The capital of Judah, Jerusalem, fell to the Babylonians.
First King of Israel.
Good: Fought against Philistines and Amalekites.
Bad: Didn't trust God or Samuel's leadership. Did not respect God's holiness. Put faith in man.
Rose up as king of Israel after being a prominent military leader.
Good: "A man after God's own heart", Brought the Ark back to Jerusalem, Dominated militarily, good religious example, respected God and His commands and holiness, line of Jesus
Bad: Bathsheba event and all ensuing incidents, began to trust might instead of God
Son of David.
Good: Began rule as God-fearing. Wisely sought God. Built the temple.
Bad: Became greedy and wrapped up in worldly possessions. Hundreds of concubines.
First king of the divided nation of Israel.
Good: Kept a lot of political reforms from Solomon's period
Bad: Rebellious against Solomon, worshiped false Gods.
Son of Jeroboam I
Bad: Sinful, fought against Israel
Killed during a drunken orgy.
Good: Successful as a warrior.
Bad: Did not follow the covenant.
Rules for 7 days.
Interacted much with Elijah and Elisha.
Bad: Wicked and sinful. Worshiped other gods. Married Jezebel as a political move. Did not listen to prophets.
Son of Ahab, followed in his evil ways.
Bad: Moabites rebelled against him.
Bad king that followed in the ways of Ahab.
Good: Got rid of Jehoram and Jezebel. Severed alliances with Judah and Phoenicia.
Wicked king of Israel.
Good: Respected Elisha
Bad: Worshiped false gods.
Good: Good king militarily
Bad: Led Israel into materialism and selfishness.
Violent and Oppressive king.
Rules for 1 month.
Ruled for 6 months.
Continued in the sins of Jeroboam.
Military leader that rose to kingship through violence.
Last king of Israel. Drove Israel into the ground and fell to the Assyrians.
First king of a divided Judah.
Waged war against Israel.
Good: Fought against idolatry and was a great military leader.
Good: Destroyed false gods and immorality, taught people the Old Testament law.
Bad king that abandoned YHWH and the law.
Brought back false idols into Judah
Established Baal worship in Judah.
Worshiped false gods and led Judah to Aramean oppression
Bad king that worshiped false gods.
Bad: Fought against Israel.
Fell away from the Lord and offered false worship in the temple. Was struck with leprosy as a result.
Fairly good king.
Good: Rebuilt the temple walls and defenses, defeated Ammonites in battle.
Bad: Did not have affect the people spiritually.
Bad: Gave himself up to a life of wickedness, introducing many pagan and idolatrous customs.
Restored the worship of YHWH in Judah
Did exactly the opposite of Hezekiah. Reinstated pagan worship and reversed religious reforms in Judah.
Instituted idolatrous worship which eventually led to a rebellion and his assassination.
One of the best kings of Judah.
Good: Brought back the book of the Law and read it to the people, instituted religious reform, destroyed idols, returned the Ark to the temple.
Opposed the work of the prophets.
Rules for 3 months.
Brought on Babylonian oppression.
Last king of Judah before its fall into exile at the hands of the Babylonians.