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Kings of Israel and Judah

  • 1076 BCE

    Saul's birth

    Saul's birth
    Saul was born in Gibeah. He was the son of Kish the Benjamite.
  • 1043 BCE

    Saul anointed king

    Saul anointed king
    Samuel anointed Saul as king. He had received specific instructions from God.
  • 1042 BCE

    Jonathan and his armor-bearer attack

    Jonathan and his armor-bearer attack
    Jonathan and his armor-bearer attacked a Philistine garrison. He first asked a sign from God.
  • 1029 BCE

    David as a shepherd

    David as a shepherd
    David was a shepherd boy. Samuel anointed him king because God instructed him to. David didn't rule as king until much later.
  • 1026 BCE

    David plays for Saul

    David plays for Saul
    David played the harp for Saul. It was supposed to comfort Saul when he was troubled by an evil spirit.
  • 1025 BCE

    David and Goliath

    David and Goliath
    David hit Goliath with a stone from his sling. Goliath fell down and then David chopped Goliath's head off with a sword.
  • 1024 BCE

    Saul tries to kill David

    Saul tries to kill David
    Saul tried to kill David with a spear. David managed to escape.
  • 1024 BCE

    Jonathan and David

    Jonathan and David
    Jonathan became friends with David. They made a covenant and Jonathan gave his sword to David.
  • 1006 BCE

    Saul's death

    Saul's death
    Saul killed himself with his sword at the battle of Gilboa. He didn't want to be killed by the Philistines.
  • 1006 BCE

    Jonathan's death

    Jonathan's death
    Jonathan died in the battle of Gilboa. The Philistines defeated the Israelites.
  • 1003 BCE

    David becomes king

    David becomes king
    David became king over Israel and went on to reign for forty years. God chose him and said he was better than Saul.
  • 997 BCE

    David and Mephibosheth

    David and Mephibosheth
    David showed kindness to Mephibosheth, a cripple. Mephibosheth was part of Jonathan's family.
  • 992 BCE

    David and Bathsheba

    David and Bathsheba
    David sinned with Bathsheba. He eventually killed Uriah to get his wife.
  • 978 BCE

    David flees Jerusalem

    David flees Jerusalem
    David fled Jerusalem. He was in danger because of Absalom's revolt. Absalom turned many of the people against David.
  • 971 BCE

    Adonijah's conspiracy

    Adonijah's conspiracy
    Adonijah tried to take over David's kingdom. Solomon later had Adonijah killed.
  • 971 BCE

    Solomon becomes king

    Solomon becomes king
    Solomon became king after David. He was David's second son from Bathsheba. Solomon went on to reign forty years like David did.
  • 970 BCE

    David's death

    David's death
    David died and was buried in Jerusalem. Before he died, he instructed Solomon to build the temple.
  • 967 BCE

    Solomon receives wisdom

    Solomon receives wisdom
    Solomon received wisdom from God. God also gave him riches.
  • 966 BCE

    Temple construction begins

    Temple construction begins
    Solomon began construction of the temple. It took seven years to finish it.
  • 945 BCE

    Queen of Sheba visits Solomon

    Queen of Sheba visits Solomon
    The queen of Sheba came and tested Solomon's wisdom by asking him difficult questions. She was very impressed and gave him expensive gifts such as rare spices and jewels.
  • 931 BCE

    Rehoboam becomes king

    Rehoboam becomes king
    Rehoboam (a son of Solomon) became king when he was 41 years old. He ignored the counsel of old men, and eventually, the people turned against him. The kingdom was split and he was king over Judah and Benjamin in the South.
  • 931 BCE

    Jeroboam becomes king over 10 northern tribes

    Jeroboam becomes king over 10 northern tribes
    When ten northern tribes rebelled against Rehoboam, they made Jeroboam their king. Jeroboam made golden bull images and put them in temples for the people to worship. He reigned for 21 years.
  • 928 BCE

    Rehoboam leads Judah in doing evil

    Rehoboam leads Judah in doing evil
    Rehoboam allowed idol worship in Judah. Temples were built for pagan gods. Rehoboam disobeyed and did not destroy the pillars and groves of the Caananites.
  • 915 BCE

    Jeroboam's son Abijah dies

    Jeroboam's son Abijah dies
    Jeroboam sent his wife to Ahijah to ask if their sick son would die. He told her to disguise herself. But God had told Ahijah who was coming and gave a message that the son would die and harm would come to Jeroboam's house because of his disobedience.
  • 913 BCE

    Abijam becomes king of Judah

    Abijam becomes king of Judah
    Abijam (also written Abijah) was the son of Rehoboam. Abijam reigned over Judah for three years and continued the sins of his father.
  • 911 BCE

    Asa becomes king of Judah

    Asa becomes king of Judah
    Asa reigned for 41 years. He obeyed God and destroyed idols. He defeated the Ethiopian army with God's help. At the end of his reign, he put his trust in a foreign king and rejected God's message to him.
  • 910 BCE

    Nadab becomes king of Israel

    Nadab becomes king of Israel
    Nadab reigned for less than two years. He was wicked like his father Jeroboam. He was killed by Baasha, who wanted the throne.
  • 909 BCE

    Baasha becomes king of Israel

    Baasha becomes king of Israel
    Baasha usurped Nadab's throne and reigned for 24 years. He led Israel in idolatry. God told Jehu that Baasha's whole house would be destroyed because of the sin.
  • 886 BCE

    Elah becomes king of Israel

    Elah becomes king of Israel
    Elah (son of Baasha) reigned for about two years. He was killed by Zimri, one of his officials, who had plotted against him to get the throne. it was the fulfillment of the prophecy that Baasha's house would be destroyed.
  • 885 BCE

    Zimri becomes king of Israel

    Zimri becomes king of Israel
    Zimri reigned for only seven days. He was the commander of half of Elah's chariot forces. He killed Elah to get the throne, and when people found out, they made Omri king instead. Zimri was wicked and rebellious.
  • 885 BCE

    Omri becomes king of Israel

    Omri becomes king of Israel
    Israel made Omri king instead of Zimri. Omri had been the commander of the army. He reigned for about 44 years and led Israel in idol worship.
  • 874 BCE

    Ahab becomes king of Israel

    Ahab becomes king of Israel
    Ahab reigned for 22 years. He married Jezebel and built an altar for Baal. Elijah rebuked him for it.
  • 872 BCE

    Jehosaphat becomes king of Judah

    Jehosaphat becomes king of Judah
    Jehosaphat reigned over Judah for 25 years. He did not worship foreign gods, but the pagan temples in high places were not destroyed.
  • 869 BCE

    Three and a half years of no rain begins

    Three and a half years of no rain begins
    During Ahab's reign, Elijah came with a message from God that He was sending a drought. It was judgment on Israel for worshipping Baal. Elijah fled into the wilderness. Later he spoke to the people at Mt. Carmel. God sent fire from heaven and the people turned away from Baal. The drought ended.
  • 869 BCE

    Jehoshaphat sends out Levites to teach the God's Law

    Jehoshaphat sends out Levites to teach the God's Law
    Jehoshaphat sent Levites, priests, and princes to teach the Law of God throughout the kingdom of Judah. God blessed him for it. The kingdom prospered and some Philistine and Arabian rulers brought gifts to Jehoshaphat.
  • 855 BCE

    Ahab and Naboth's Vineyard

    Ahab and Naboth's Vineyard
    Ahab coveted Naboth's vineyard. When Naboth refused to give it to him, Ahab had Naboth stoned. Elijah met Ahab in the vineyard and told him that his family would be destroyed and cut off.
  • 853 BCE

    Ahab and Ben-Hadad's army

    Ahab and Ben-Hadad's army
    Ahab defeated the Syrian army of Ben-Hadad. Ahab foolishly spared Ben-Hadad's life. A prophet condemned him for releasing the man that God wanted him to kill.
  • 853 BCE

    Ahab's death

    Ahab's death
    Ahab made a military alliance with Jehosaphat. Together they went to battle against Syrians. Ahab was in disguise, but he was shot and killed by an arrow. Micaiah's prophecy was fulfilled.
  • 853 BCE

    Jehoshaphat fights with Ahab against Syria

    Jehoshaphat fights with Ahab against Syria
    Jehoshaphat allied with Ahab to fight the Syrians, even though Micaiah had prophesied that it would end in disaster. The Syrians won the battle, and Ahab was killed. Later, God (through Jehu) rebuked Jehosaphat for the bad decision he made.
  • 853 BCE

    Ahaziah king of Israel

    Ahaziah king of Israel
    Ahaziah reigned for less than 2 years. He did evil in God's sight. One day he fell through a lattice and was severely injured. He sent messengers to inquire of Baal whether he would recover. Elijah stopped them. He told them to return to Ahaziah and tell him he would die.
  • 850 BCE

    Elijah goes to heaven, Elisha becomes his successor

    Elijah goes to heaven, Elisha becomes his successor
    Elisha and Elijah were walking together when suddenly they saw chariots and horses of fire. Elijah was taken up into heaven. Elisha became the prophet after him.
  • 849 BCE

    Widow's oil multiplied

    Widow's oil multiplied
    Elisha helped a poor widow who had nothing except a pot of oil. He told her to gather as many vessels as she could. The little bit of oil she had filled all the jars and provided for her family.
  • 848 BCE

    Jehoram king of Judah

    Jehoram king of Judah
    Jehoram reigned for less than eight years. His wife was Athaliah, a daughter of Ahab. He followed her in Baal worship. Jehoram also made high places of idol worship in Judah.
  • 847 BCE

    Jehoram of Judah receives letter from Elijah

    Jehoram of Judah receives letter from Elijah
    Elijah the prophet sent Jehoram a letter with a message from God. The letter warned of punishments because Jehoram had led Judah in evil. The punishments came years later. The Philistines plundered Judah and Jehoram died of a bowel disease.
  • 841 BCE

    Ahaziah king of Judah

    Ahaziah king of Judah
    Ahaziah became king of Judah after Jehoram (Judah). He was 22 when he started to reign, and he reigned for less than a year. He went to visit Jehoram of Israel but ended up being killed during Jehu's revolt.
  • 841 BCE

    Jehu becomes king of Israel

    Jehu becomes king of Israel
    Jehu killed Jehoram so that he could be king of Israel after him. Jehu killed Jezebel and all of Ahab's family in Israel. Jehu also killed Ahaziah (Judah) who was visiting Jehoram. Jehu then killed all the Baal worshippers but did not stop the calf worship. Jehu reigned for 28 years.
  • 841 BCE

    Athaliah queen of Judah

    Athaliah queen of Judah
    Athaliah was the wife of Jehoram and the mother of Ahaziah. When Jehu killed Ahaziah, Athaliah usurped the throne by executing all of Ahaziah's offspring. What she didn't know was that someone had hidden Joash, preserving the family line.
  • 835 BCE

    Joash becomes king of Judah

    Joash becomes king of Judah
    Joash became king when he was about 7 and reigned for 40 years. He had been hidden when he was a baby because Athaliah wanted to kill all of Ahaziah's sons. Joash became king and Athaliah was overthrown and executed. Joash restored the temple and worship with the help of Jehoiada.
  • 830 BCE

    Naaman's leprosy healed

    Naaman's leprosy healed
    Naaman was a leper of Syria. His servant (a captive girl from Israel) told him of a prophet. Elisha told Naaman to wash in the Jordan 7 times. Naaman's leprosy was healed, and Elisha refused any gifts.
  • 814 BCE

    Jehoahaz becomes king of Israel

    Jehoahaz becomes king of Israel
    Jehoahaz was king of Israel after Jehu and reigned for 17 years. He led Israel in evil but eventually cried out to God when they were oppressed by the Syrians.
  • 800 BCE

    Jehoiada's death, Judah worships idols

    Jehoiada's death, Judah worships idols
    While Jehoida (high priest and Joash's uncle) was living, Joash followed God. But after Jehoiada's death, Joash allowed Judah to worship idols. Jehoida's son cried out against it, but Joash had him stoned.
  • 798 BCE

    Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel

    Jehoash (Joash) king of Israel
    Jehoash reigned for 16 years. He continued the sins of Jeroboam (calf worship). Jeroboam II became king of Israel after him.
  • 796 BCE

    Amaziah becomes king of Judah

    Amaziah becomes king of Judah
    Amaziah ruled over Judah for 29 years. He was faithful to God at the beginning of his reign. Then, after a victory over Edom, he brought back Edomite gods and worshipped them. a prophet rebuked him and said he would be destroyed. Amaziah challenged Joash of Israel to battle but was defeated.
  • 793 BCE

    Jeroboam II becomes king of Israel

    Jeroboam II becomes king of Israel
    Jeroboam II reigned for 41 years. He got back Israel's territory on the coasts. He worshipped idols like Jeroboam I.
  • 767 BCE

    Uzziah/Azariah becomes king of Judah

    Uzziah/Azariah becomes king of Judah
    Uzziah was a followed God at the beginning of his reign. He built cities and towers and strengthened Judah's army. But then he got proud. He went into the temple to offer incense. (only priests were supposed to do that). he was struck with leprosy as punishment.
  • 753 BCE

    Zechariah becomes king of Israel

    Zechariah becomes king of Israel
    Zechariah was an evil king and followed in the idol worship of the kings before him. He reigned for about 6 months and then was assassinated by Shallum.
  • 752 BCE

    Shallum becomes king of Israel

    Shallum becomes king of Israel
    Shallum assassinated Zechariah and reigned for a month Then he was murdered by Menahem.
  • 752 BCE

    Menahem becomes king of Israel

    Menahem becomes king of Israel
    After killing Shallum, Menahem reigned over Israel for 10 years. He taxed Israel so he could pay tribute to Assyria and gain their support. Menahem killed people in Tiphsah because they didn't want him to be king.
  • 742 BCE

    Pekahiah becomes king of Israel

    Pekahiah becomes king of Israel
    Pekahiah reigned for two years and was an evil king. He led Israel in calf worship. He was killed by Pekah,
  • 740 BCE

    Pekah becomes king of Israel

    Pekah becomes king of Israel
    Pekah was king of Israel after Pekahiah. Pekah was an evil king. he allied with Rezin of Damascus.
  • 740 BCE

    Jotham becomes king of Judah

    Jotham becomes king of Judah
    Jotham was a good king but he didn't destroy all the high places of idol worship. Jotham defeated the Ammonites. He also built a gate for the temple and repaired part of the wall.
  • 732 BCE

    Hoshea becomes king of Israel

    Hoshea becomes king of Israel
    Hoshea was the last king of Israel (northern kingdom). He killed Pekah to become king. He paid tribute to Assyria, but then made an alliance with Egypt. Shalmaneser (Assyria) got angry and besieged Samaria. Israel was exiled because of their sin. (722 BC)
  • 732 BCE

    Ahaz becomes king of Judah

    Ahaz becomes king of Judah
    Ahaz was Jotham's son and a wicked king of Judah. He made images of Baal and sacrificed his sons to idols.
  • 715 BCE

    Hezekiah becomes king of Judah

    Hezekiah becomes king of Judah
    Hezekiah was a good king. He removed high places and pillars of idols. He repaired the temple and restored temple worship. Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked Judah, but God delivered them.
  • 702 BCE

    Hezekiah recovers from sickness

    Hezekiah recovers from sickness
    Hezekiah was deathly ill, but when he prayed to God, God promised him 15 more years to live. Hezekiah asked for a sign. The sundial moved backward 10 degrees.
  • 697 BCE

    Manassah becomes king of Judah

    Manassah becomes king of Judah
    Manasseh led Judah in evil. He rebuilt the high places of idols that his father had torn down. He erected altars for Baal. He ignored the warnings of prophets. As a punishment, he was captured by Assyrian kings. When Manasseh repented, God brought him back to Jerusalem.
  • 642 BCE

    Amon becomes king of Judah

    Amon becomes king of Judah
    Amon became king when he was 22, and reigned for 2 years. He served idols and abandoned God. Some people conspired against him and killed him in his house. The people of Judah struck down the conspirators and made Josiah king instead.
  • 640 BCE

    Josiah becomes king of Judah

    Josiah becomes king of Judah
    Josiah was 8 when he became king, and he reigned for 31 years. During his reign, he destroyed idols and had God's temple repaired. Hilkiah found the law in the temple. (622 BC) Josiah began to restore true worship and they kept the Passover.
  • 609 BCE

    Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah

    Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah
    Jehoahaz was Josiah's son but he did not follow God like his father. Jehoahaz practiced idolatry. After reigning for 3 months, Jehoahaz was captured by Pharoah Necho and taken to Egypt. He died there.
  • 609 BCE

    Jehoiakim becomes king of Judah

    Jehoiakim becomes king of Judah
    When his brother Josiah was taken to Egypt, Jehoiakim became king. He basically undid everything his father had accomplished in the religious reforms. He burned the prophecy of Jeremiah that Judah was doomed.
  • 598 BCE

    Jehoiachin becomes king of Judah

    Jehoiachin becomes king of Judah
    Jehoiachin was the son of Jehoiakim. Jehoiachin was captured by Nebuchadnezzar. Ten thousand other captives were taken, including Ezekiel the prophet.
  • 597 BCE

    Zedekiah becomes king of Judah

    Zedekiah becomes king of Judah
    Zedekiah was the last king of Judah. Nebuchadnezzar invaded and destroyed Jerusalem. They were deported to Babylon.