Kings Timeline

United Kingdom

Saul

1050 BC - 1010 BC

David

1010 BC - 970 BC

The standard

Solomon

970 BC - 930 BC

Built temple; 1000 wives

Northern Kingdom

Jeroboam

930 BC - 908 BC

Evil

2 calves (Bethel and Dan)

Nadab

908 BC - 906 BC

Evil

Murdered

Baasha

906 BC - 882 BC

Evil

Tried to build Ramah against Asa (border dispute)

Elah

887 BC - 885 BC

Evil

Murdered by General while drunk

Omri

886 BC - 874 BC

Evil

Built Samaria; doorway to Baal worship

Zimri

886 BC

Evil

Reigned 7 days

Ahab

875 BC - 853 BC

Evil

Married Jezebel; Baal worship; Elijah's ministry

Joram

853 BC - 841 BC

Evil

Fought Moab with Jehoshaphat; Elisha's ministry

Ahaziah

853 BC - 852 BC

Evil

Wanted to inquire of Baalzebub; no son

Jehu

842 BC - 814 BC

Evil

Wiped out Baal and Ahab's dynasty

Jehoahaz

809 BC - 792 BC

Evil

Little army because of Aram

Jehoash

798 BC - 782 BC

Evil

3 arrows of victory (over Aram)

Jeroboam II

793 BC - 752 BC

Evil

Restored borders; "golden age" - prosperous

Menahem

752 BC - 742 BC

Evil

1000 talents of silver to Pul

Zechariah

752 BC

Evil

4th generation of Jehu

Shallum

752 BC

Evil

Murdered after 1 month of reigning

Pekah

752 BC - 732 BC

Evil

Galilee and Naphtali deported by Pul

Pekahiah

742 BC - 740 BC

Evil

Murdered by Pekah

Hoshea

731 BC - 722 BC

Evil

Last king - prison

Southern Kingdom

Rehoboam

930 BC - 913 BC

Evil

Divided the kingdom

Abijah

913 BC - 910 BC

Evil

Defeated Jeroboam I

Asa

910 BC - 869 BC

Good

Removed idols; alliance with Aram

Jehoshaphat

872 BC - 848 BC

Good

Righteous; yet alliance w/ Ahab

Jehoram

849 BC - 841 BC

Evil

Married Athaliah; Baal worship

Ahaziah

841 BC

Evil

Killed by Jehu the "Baal Killer"

Athaliah

841 BC - 835 BC

Evil

Queen Mother; tried to usurp throne

Joash

835 BC - 795 BC

Good

7 year old king; protected by his aunt and the priest

Amaziah

795 BC - 766 BC

Good

Defeated the Edomites, not Israel (victory and defeat)

Uzziah (Azariah)

795 BC - 743 BC

Good

"Golden Age" - pride led to leprosy

Jotham

726 BC - 710 BC

Good

Did right; Pekah/Rezin began to come against Judah

Hezekiah

716 BC - 687 BC

Good

Angel struck 185,000 Assyrians

Ahaz

711 BC - 695 BC

Evil

Trusted Assyria - not God; build Damascus altar

Manasseh

687 BC - 632 BC

Evil

More evil than Canaanite nations; repented in Babylon

Amon

642 BC - 640 BC

Evil

Not humbled - murdered

Josiah

640 BC - 609 BC

Good

Found the Law; wiped out idolatry

Jehoahaz

609 BC

Evil

3 moths; exiled to Egypt

Jehoiakim

609 BC - 598 BC

Evil

Rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar, "burial of a donkey"

Jehoiachin

598 BC

Evil

Taken to Babylon; same time as Ezekiel

Zedekiah

597 BC - 586 BC

Evil

Last king; eyes gouged out; taken to Babylon

Prophets

Elijah

875 BC - 848 BC

Elisha

848 BC - 797 BC

Joel

837 BC - 800 BC

Hosea

796 BC - 768 BC

Amos

796 BC - 768 BC

Jonah

796 BC - 768 BC

Isaiah

739 BC - 681 BC

Obadiah

627 BC - 560 BC

Daniel

606 BC - 536 BC

Jeremiah

597 BC - 520 BC

Ezekiel

593 BC - 560 BC

Zechariah

520 BC - 488 BC

Haggai

520 BC - 504 BC

Malachi

432 BC - 425 BC

Major Events

Kingdom Divided

930 BC

Fall of Damascus

732 BC

Israel Falls

723 BC

Samaria, capital of the Northern Ten Tribes,
falls to Assyrian King Shalmaneser V.

The Israelites
go as captives to Assyria

Fall of Samaria

722 BC

Siege of Jerusalem

701 BC

Fall of Ninevah

612 BC

1st Battle at Carchemish

609 BC

2nd Battle at Carchemish

605 BC

Judah Falls

597 BC

Jerusalem falls at the hands of
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

Nebuchadnezzar captures
Judah's Jehoiachin, who,
as prisoner, goes to Babylon.

Nebuchadnezzar sets up
Zedekiah as the last king of Judah.

Fall of Jerusalem

586 BC

Jerusalem and Temple Destroyed

586 BC

Nebuchadnezzar lays siege to Jerusalem.
He destroys the city and burns its temple.

The destruction of the temple was started on the 9th of Ab (Hebrew month) and completed on the 10th. The 9th of Ab is also the day Jerusalem's SECOND temple (Herod's temple) is also completely destroyed in 70 A.D.

Wiping of Dish

581 BC

Fall of Babylon

539 BC

Jews Return to Jerusalem

538 BC

Temple Construction Begins

537 BC

Temple Finished

516 BC

2nd Return

458 BC

3rd Return

444 BC