King

The Kings

  • 1050 BCE

    Saul is Anointed King

    Saul is Anointed King
    Saul's father's donkeys were lost and Saul was looking for them. Saul couldn't find the donkeys so he went to Samuel because he thought Samuel might be able to help him. Samuel told Saul that the donkeys were found and then he anointed Saul king.
  • Period: 1050 BCE to 1010 BCE

    Saul's Reign

    The Israelites defeated the Philistines and other enemy kingdoms during Saul's reign. Saul's reign started when he was looking for his father's donkeys. His reign ended when he committed suicide by falling on his sword.
  • 1042 BCE

    Saul Defeats the Ammonites

    Saul Defeats the Ammonites
    Nahash besieged Jabesh-Gilead. The people of Jabesh-Gilead asked Nahash if they could make a treaty. Nahash said they could only make a treaty if they let him gouge out their right eyes. Saul cut his oxen up in twelve pieces and sent them to the twelve tribes. Then they went to war against the Ammonites and won.
  • 1041 BCE

    Saul's Unlawful Sacrifice

    Saul's Unlawful Sacrifice
    Saul offered a sacrifice because he was tired of waiting on Samuel. As soon as Saul finished offering the sacrifice Samuel came to him. Samuel told Saul that his family wasn't going to be the ones ruling Israel after him.
  • 1025 BCE

    David in Saul's Service

    David in Saul's Service
    A harmful spirit came upon Saul. Saul asked his servants to find the best lyre player in the kingdom & someone recommended David. Saul sent his messengers to get David & take him to the palace. Whenever the harmful spirit came upon Saul David would play the lyre and Saul would calm down.
  • 1024 BCE

    David Kills Goliath

    David Kills Goliath
    Goliath challenged the Israelites to duel. One person would represent the Israelites and another would represent the Philistines. Whoever lost would have to be slaves to the winner. David heard all of this. David told his brothers he would defeat Goliath because God was on their side. His brothers said he was just a kid and couldn't do anything but someone heard them talking and told Saul. David went out and killed Goliath with one stone & chopped his head off.
  • 1024 BCE

    David is Anointed King

    David is Anointed King
    God tells Samuel to go to Bethlehem and if anyone asks him what he's doing he'll just say I'm going to Bethlehem to offer a sacrifice to the Lord. Samuel comes to Jesse and he goes through all of his sons till he comes to the youngest son a shepherd boy named David. God told Samuel that this was the one and Samuel anointed David as King.
  • Period: 1024 BCE to 1010 BCE

    David & Jonathan's Friendship

    David and Jonathan's friendship began when David killed Goliath. David and Jonathan's covenant was sealed when Jonathan gave David his armor, sword, belt, bow, and arrows. David and Jonathan had a very close friendship and they were very loyal to each other. Jonathan saved David from his father's rath.
  • 1010 BCE

    Saul and the Witch of Endor

    Saul and the Witch of Endor
    Samuel was dead but Samuel wanted Samuel to tell him if he would win the battle against the Philistines so he went to the witch of Endor. She raised Samuel's ghost. Samuel told Saul he would lose the battle and him and his sons would die in it to.
  • 1010 BCE

    David's Coronation

    David's Coronation
    David asked God if he should go up to the cities of Judah and God said yes. David took his wives and all his followers to Hebron. They made David king over Judah. David blessed the people of Jabesh-gilead because they buried Saul.
  • Period: 1010 BCE to 970 BCE

    David's Reign

    David was called a man after God's own heart and a faith hero in the Bible. David was a very humble man. David was a strong warrior and won many wars during his reign.
  • 1000 BCE

    The Ark is Brought to Jerusalem

    The Ark is Brought to Jerusalem
    David gathered together all his chosen men, which was thirty thousand men, to bring the ark to Jerusalem. The Israelites brought put the ark on an ox cart. The oxen had stumbled so Uzzah held out his hand to steady the ark. Uzzah died.
  • 993 BCE

    David & Bathsheba

    David & Bathsheba
    David remained in Jerusalem when he was supposed to be out fighting his enemies. When he was on the roof of his palace he saw Bathsheba bathing. He thought she looked beautiful so he asked his servants to go and get her. Then he slept with her. Later she told him she was pregnant. When she told him she was pregnant he tried to cover it up. In the end, Uriah got murdered.
  • 990 BCE

    Solomon is Born

    Solomon is Born
    After Bathsheba's first child died. David comforted her and went in and lay with her and she bore a son. They named him Solomon.
  • 990 BCE

    Amnon & Tamar

    Amnon & Tamar
    Amnon loved Tamar. Amnon asked David if Tamar could take care of him when he pretended to be sick. When she was taking care of him he raped her. After that he hated her. David didn't punish Amnon.
  • 972 BCE

    Rehoboam is Born

    Rehoboam is Born
    Rehoboam was the first king of Judah. He was the son of and the successor to Solomon. He was king for 17 years.
  • 970 BCE

    Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    Solomon Asks for Wisdom
    God came to Solomon and asked him what he wanted. Solomon asked God for wisdom. God gives him a great amount of wisdom.
  • 970 BCE

    David Dies

    David Dies
    In David's last days Adonijah crowned himself king. When David found this out he made Solomon king. David made Solomon promise that he would follow God.
  • 970 BCE

    Solomon's Coronation

    Solomon's Coronation
    Solomon was crowned king when his older brother rebelled and crowned himself king. Solomon was anointed by Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet. Solomon reigned for forty years.
  • Period: 970 BCE to 931 BCE

    Solomon's Reign

    During his reign, Solomon accomplished a lot. Solomon was the wisest king of Israel. During the reign of Solomon Israel lived in a golden age of Israel. Solomon is known for being the king of Israel who built the first Temple in Jerusalem. He was also the second (after his father, David) and last king of a unified Israel, which was at the height of its power during his reign.
  • 967 BCE

    King Hiram Helps With the Temple

    King Hiram Helps With the Temple
    Tyre was a coastal town that was very wealthy. King Hiram gave Solomon a lot of stuff for the temple. King Hiram was the person who helped Solomon build the temple the most.
  • 966 BCE

    The Building of Solomon's Temple

    The Building of Solomon's Temple
    King Hiram supplied the supplies for Solomon's temple. About 34 tons of gold were used to build the temple. The gold alone in Solomon's cost $194,404,500,000.
  • 946 BCE

    The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon

    The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon
    When the Queen of Sheba came to Solomon she brought him a lot of spices, gold, and precious stones. Whatever she asked Solomon answered. She gave Solomon 120 talents of gold.
  • Period: 939 BCE to 931 BCE

    Solomon's Fall

    Riches and power can make any good person a bad person. This is shown very clearly in Solomon's life. Solomon started out as a God-fearing man but then he turned away from God.
  • 931 BCE

    The Kingdom is Divided

    The Kingdom is Divided
    In 931 BC divided into two kingdoms the northern kingdom Israel and the southern kingdom Judah. The kingdom was divided when Jeroboam rebelled against Rehoboam because Rehoboam refused to lighten the taxes. The only tribes that remained to Rehoboam were Judah and Benjamin.
  • Period: 931 BCE to 913 BCE

    Rehoboam's Reign

    Jeroboam I was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel. The Hebrew Bible describes the reign of Jeroboam to have commenced following a revolt of the ten northern Israelite tribes against Rehoboam that put an end to the United Monarchy. Jeroboam reigned for 22 years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord. He listened to the young men instead of the old men.
  • Period: 931 BCE to 910 BCE

    Jeroboam's Reign

    Jeroboam was the first king of Israel (when it was split). He did evil in the sight of the Lord. Jeroboam was one of Solomon's officials. Jeroboam rebelled against Solomon from 931 BC to 913 BC. Jeroboam built two golden calves for the people to worship
  • 930 BCE

    The Two Golden Calves

    The Two Golden Calves
    Jeroboam was afraid that the people would rebel against him since they had to go to Jerusalem, which was located in Judah, to worship at the temple. So he built two golden calves. Jeroboam told the people that the golden calf was the god that brought them out of Egypt and saved them. He made two golden calves so the people had no excuse not to worship the golden calf.
  • Period: 913 BCE to 910 BCE

    Abijah's Reign

    Abijah (Abijam) was the son of Rehoboam and Nebat. He reigned over Judah for three years. Abijah didn't follow God. Abijah was the fourth king of the House of David and the second of the Kingdom of Judah. He was the son of Rehoboam and the grandson of Solomon.
  • 910 BCE

    Asa's War Against the Ethiopians

    Asa's War Against the Ethiopians
    The Ethiopians came out against Asa with an army of one million men and three hundred chariots. Asa asked God to help them win the battle. They won the battle and carried away a lot of spoil.
  • Period: 910 BCE to 869 BCE

    Asa's Reign

    Asa reigned over Judah for forty-one years. During his reign, he got rid of all the idols of his ancestors and expelled all the male shrine prostitutes. Asa died from a disease in his feet.
  • Period: 910 BCE to 908 BCE

    Nadab's Reign

    Nadab reigned over Israel for two years. He was the second king of Israel and the son of Jeroboam. Nadab was killed by Baasha.
  • Period: 908 BCE to 884 BCE

    Baasha's Reign

    Baasha reigned over Israel for twenty-four years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord. Baasha killed Nadab and reigned in his place.
  • 895 BCE

    Asa's Religious Reforms

    Asa's Religious Reforms
    Asa got rid of his grandmother's idols and all her male shrine prostitutes. He killed all the people who didn't follow God. Asa encouraged everybody to worship God.
  • 894 BCE

    Asa's Sickness

    Asa's Sickness
    Asa died from sickness in his feet because he didn't trust God. God told Asa that he would have wars for the rest of his reign. Instead of turning to God to heal his sickness he went to the physicians.
  • 886 BCE

    Zimri's Reign

    Zimri's Reign
    Zimri reigned over Israel for seven days. Zimri did evil in the sight of the Lord. He committed suicide by burning his palace while he was in it.
  • Period: 886 BCE to 854 BCE

    Omri's Reign

    Omri reigned over Israel for twelve years. Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord. During his reign, Israel was divided into two but then Omri overcame Tibni and Israel was united again.
  • Period: 886 BCE to 884 BCE

    Elah's Reign

    Elah killed Baasha's whole family. Elah did evil in the sight of the Lord. He reigned for two years over Israel.
  • Period: 869 BCE to 844 BCE

    Jehoshaphat's Reign

    Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah for twenty-five years. Jehoshaphat obeyed God and did right in his eyes. He listened to the prophets of God and did what they told him to do.
  • 854 BCE

    Jehoshaphat's Battle

    Jehoshaphat's Battle
    The Israelites defeated the Moabites and the Ammonites by singing. The Moabites and the Ammonites started killing each other when they heard the Israelites singing. It took the Israelites three days to carry back the spoil.
  • Period: 854 BCE to 832 BCE

    Ahab's Reign

    Ahab reigned over Israel for twenty-two years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord and married Jezebel.
  • Period: 844 BCE to 833 BCE

    Jehoram Son of Jehoshaphat

    He was a bad king. He married Athaliah the daughter of Ahab. His son had the same name as his brother-in-law. Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat and king (c. 849–c. 842 bc) of Judah, married Athaliah, daughter of Ahab, and was thus brother-in-law of the Jehoram of Israel. On ascending the throne Jehoram massacred his kinsmen. He reigned for 11 years over Judah.
  • 843 BCE

    Elijah Fed by Ravens

    Elijah Fed by Ravens
    Elijah went and lived by the brook Cherith which is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. And after a while, the brook dried up, because there was no rain on the land.
  • 843 BCE

    The Widow of Zarephath

    The Widow of Zarephath
    God told Elijah that he had told a widow to feed him. When Elijah came to Zarephath the widow was outside picking up sticks. When Elijah asked her to give him bread and water she told him it was their last meal. Elijah told the widow that she would never run out of oil and flour during the drought.
  • 843 BCE

    Mount Carmel

    Mount Carmel
    Elijah called the people to come to Mount Carmel. The people cried to Baal while Elijah was teasing them. When God prayed to God for fire God sent down fire and it consumed the water, sacrifice, stones, and some of the dust.
  • 843 BCE

    The Mountain of God

    The Mountain of God
    Elijah asked God to kill him because Jezebel wanted to kill him. He fell asleep and when he woke up there was an angel who gave him food. After that, he went forty days without eating or sleeping. Elijah came to Mount Horeb. God sent wind, earthquake, and fire. But God wasn't in them. God came to Elijah in a low whisper.
  • 842 BCE

    Elijah Kills the Soldiers

    Elijah Kills the Soldiers
    Ahaziah tried to kill Elijah but Elijah burnt his soldiers to a crisp. Ahaziah tried this three times but each time they died except for the last time. On Ahaziah's last try the commander pleaded with Elijah to spare his life and the lives of his men. Elijah came with the last commander and went to Ahaziah.
  • 838 BCE

    The Call of Elisha

    The Call of Elisha
    Elijah found Elisha and put his cloak on Elisha. Immediately afterward Elijah left and Elisha chased him. Elisha asked if he could tell his family goodbye. He sacrificed his oxen and followed Elijah.
  • 837 BCE

    Ahab's War with Ben-hadad

    Ahab's War with Ben-hadad
    Ben-hadad asked Ahab for his gold, silver, wives, and children. Ahab responded, "Sure as long as you don't kill me." Then Ben-hadad told Ahab that everything his servants wanted in the city they could have. But Ahab said, "No, you can't." Ben-hadad called God a wimp and God makes Ben-hadad look like a wimp.
  • 835 BCE

    Naboth's Vineyard

    Naboth's Vineyard
    Ahab saw Naboth's vineyard. He asked Naboth for the vineyard but Naboth refused. Ahab went home and pouted. Jezebel told some criminals to kill Naboth. When Ahab was walking through the vineyard Elijah came to him and cursed him. Ahab repented. Elijah told him that it wasn't going to happen during Ahab's reign.
  • Period: 833 BCE to 821 BCE

    Ahaziah Son of Jehoram the Son Jehoshaphat

    He was a bad king. Like his father and mother, Ahaziah continued to worship Baal and fight against Elijah. His father had the same name as his uncle Jehoram the son of Ahab. He was named after his uncle Ahaziah the son of Ahab. Jehoram began to reign in Israel in the 18th year of Jehoshaphat of Judah and ruled for 12 years.
  • 832 BCE

    Ahab's Death

    Ahab's Death
    Ahab went into battle disguised as a regular soldier. Ahab was killed by a bowman who was randomly shooting arrows into the air. When the soldiers were cleaning out Ahab's chariot the city dogs were lapping up his blood.
  • Period: 832 BCE to 830 BCE

    Ahaziah's Reign

    Ahaziah was king over Israel for two years. He was the son of Ahab. Ahaziah was the eighth king of Israel. He did evil in the sight of the Lord.
  • 831 BCE

    Elijah is Taken to Heaven

    Elijah is Taken to Heaven
    Elisha became Elijah’s helper. Elijah asked Elisha what he wanted and Elisha replied that he wanted to have double of the power that Elijah had. When Elijah’s work as a prophet came to an end, a chariot and horses of fire appeared and Elijah was taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elijah’s special gifts were passed on to Elisha to continue the work of the prophets.
  • 831 BCE

    The Boys and the Bears

    The Boys and the Bears
    When Elisha was mourning some young boys came to him and made fun of him because he was mourning. He cursed the boys. Two bears came out and tore the boys to pieces.
  • Period: 830 BCE to 822 BCE

    Jehoram's Reign

    Moab rebelled because they didn't want to pay the tribute anymore. Jehoram went to stop the rebellion. They marched through the desert and didn't drink any water for three days. Elisha prophesies that they will win the battle and they will have a lot of water. He did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. Jehoram reigned over Israel for 8 years. To secure his position Jehoram killed all of his brothers.
  • Period: 830 BCE to 818 BCE

    Jehoram Son of Ahab

    He was a bad king. Jehoram reigned over Israel for 12 years. Jehoram, the son of Ahab and Jezebel and king of Israel, maintained close relations with Judah. Together with Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, Jehoram unsuccessfully attempted to subdue a revolt of Moab against Israel. Jehu executed Jehoram by shooting him in the back with an arrow and had his body thrown into the field of Naboth, as punishment for his parent's sin of stealing Naboth's land.
  • 829 BCE

    Elisha and the Shunammite Woman

    Elisha and the Shunammite Woman
    Elisha prophecies that the Shunammite Woman will have a son. About a year later she had a son. The son went out to the field with his father and he said he had a headache. He died in her arms. She set him down on the bed. Elisha tells Gehazi to lay his staff on the boy's head. Elisha lays on the boy and then he started pacing around the room. After that, he lays beside the boy and the boy sneezes seven times.
  • 829 BCE

    The Widow's Oil

    The Widow's Oil
    One of the sons of the prophet died and his wife was in debt. So she went to Elisha and Elisha said to gather all the pots that she had and her neighbors had. When she poured out her oil it didn't run out of oil.
  • 827 BCE

    Elisha and Naaman

    Elisha and Naaman
    Naaman had leprosy. Naaman's servant girl tells Naaman's wife that she knows someone who could heal Naaman. Elisha tells Naaman to bathe in the Jordan River but Naaman doesn't want to so he storms off. His servant tells him to Jordan River so he does. When comes up the seventh time he has the skin of a baby. Gehazi heard that Naaman had money so chased Naaman and asked him for gold, silver, and clothing. Gehazi got leprosy because he got gold, silver, and clothing from Naaman.
  • 826 BCE

    Elisha and the Fiery Chariots

    Elisha and the Fiery Chariots
    The Syrian king told his commanders to come. He asked the commanders who the spy is. One of the commanders says "There's a man in Israel his name is Elisha he can hear what you say to your wife in your bed." The king told them to kill Elisha. The army comes. Elisha's servant comes to Elisha and tells him there's an army outside and Elisha was like oh.
  • 826 BCE

    Elisha Feeds the Syrians Dinner

    Elisha Feeds the Syrians Dinner
    When the Syrians came home the king asked them if they killed Elisha. "Uh no we didn't instead we lost our eyesight then a random man led us to a city. After that, we were surrounded and all of our weapons were taken away. After that our eyesight came back and they fed us dinner. Then they let us go. So yeah." the commanders told king.
  • Period: 821 BCE to 815 BCE

    Athaliah's Reign

    Athaliah reigned over Judah for six years. Athaliah was the daughter of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. She was the only queen of Judah. She was a bad queen.
  • Period: 818 BCE to 790 BCE

    Jehu's Reign

    Jehu killed Ahab's whole family. He was one of the rare kings in the Bible that God speaks good and bad about him. He killed all Baal worshippers. Jehu was the tenth king of the northern Kingdom of Israel since Jeroboam I, noted for exterminating the house of Ahab. He was the son of Jehoshaphat, grandson of Nimshi, and possibly great-grandson of Omri, although the latter notion is not supported by the biblical text. He reigned over Israel for 28 years.
  • Period: 815 BCE to 799 BCE

    Jehoash

    He reigned over Israel for 16 years. He continued to worship the golden calves. He was a bad king. Jehoash, whose name means "Yahweh has given," was the twelfth king of the ancient northern Kingdom of Israel and the son of Jehoahaz. He was the 12th king of Israel and reigned for 16 years.
  • Period: 799 BCE to 770 BCE

    Amaziah's Reign

    Amaziah of Judah was the ninth king of Judah and the son and successor of Joash. He took the throne at the age of 25, after the assassination of his father, and reigned for 29 years, 24 years of which were with the co-regency of his son. He was a good king. The first thing he did when he became king was to execute the people who assassinated his father. He was a really dumb king. He lost a lot of wars.
  • Period: 790 BCE to 773 BCE

    Jehoahaz

    Jehoahaz was an evil king. He continued to worship the golden calves. Jehoahaz of Israel was the eleventh king of Israel and the son of Jehu. He reigned for seventeen years.
  • Period: 779 BCE to 772 BCE

    Joash in Hiding

    When Athaliah received word that her son was dead, she seized the opportunity to eradicate the entire royal family so she could take the throne. Unbeknownst to Athaliah, one grandchild escaped the massacre. Jehosheba, the baby’s aunt and the wife of the high priest Jehoiada, took the infant Joash and hid him and his nurse in a bedroom. Joash was later smuggled out of the castle and taken to the temple, where he remained hidden for six years while Queen Athaliah reigned over the land.
  • Period: 772 BCE to 733 BCE

    Joash's Reign

    Joash was crowned king when he was 7 years old. He reigned for 40 years over Judah. He followed the Lord while Jehoida was alive. After Jehoida died Joash didn't follow the Lord. Jehoash, also known as Joash, Joas or Joás, was the eighth king of Judah, and the sole surviving son of Ahaziah after the massacre of the royal family ordered by his grandmother, Athaliah. His mother was Zibiah of Beersheba. Jehoash was 7 years old when his reign began, and he reigned for 40 years.
  • Period: 770 BCE to 718 BCE

    Uzziah's Reign

    Uzziah was the tenth king of the ancient Kingdom of Judah. He was 16 when he became king of Judah and reigned for 52 years. He conquered the Philistines and the Arabians and received tribute from the Ammonites. He fortified the country, organized and equipped the army, and personally engaged in agricultural pursuits. He invented many things. When he was strong he grew proud which led to his downfall. When he offered incense he became angry at the priests. When he became angry he got leprosy.
  • Period: 770 BCE to 598 BCE

    Isaiah

    Isaiah was the 8th-century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named. Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and the actual prophet Isaiah is complicated. He was born in Judah. His father was Amoz.
  • Period: 767 BCE to 715 BCE

    Azariah's Reign

    Azariah was the tenth king of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, and one of Amaziah's sons. Azariah was 16 when he became king of Judah and reigned for 52 years. The first 24 years of his reign were as co-regent with his father, Amaziah. He was a bad king.
  • Period: 733 BCE to 692 BCE

    Jeroboam II

    Jeroboam II was the son and successor of Jehoash and the thirteenth king of the ancient Kingdom of Israel, over which he ruled for forty-one years in the eighth century BC. His reign was contemporary with those of Amaziah and Uzziah, kings of Judah. He was a bad king. Jonah was alive during his reign. He worshipped idols.
  • 728 BCE

    Uzziah Gets Leprosy

    Uzziah Gets Leprosy
    Uzziah's strength caused him to become proud, which led to his destruction. He attempted to burn incense in the Temple, an act restricted to priests. When the priests attempted to send him from the Temple, the king became angry and was immediately stricken with leprosy. He had leprosy until he died. He lived in a separate house for the leprous. He was also banned from the temple of the LORD. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
  • Period: 718 BCE to 702 BCE

    Jotham's Reign

    Jotham was the eleventh king of Judah. Jotham was 25 crowned king. He reigned for 16 years. Jotham inherited a strong government, well officered and administered. He built the Upper Gate of the Temple of Jerusalem. He built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests, he built castles and towers. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike him, he did not enter the temple. The people, however, continued their corrupt practices.
  • Period: 702 BCE to 682 BCE

    Ahaz's Reign

    Ahaz was an evil king of Judah who became king at the age of 20 and reigned for 4 years with his father, Jotham, and 16 years on his own. In total, he reigned for 20 years. Some of King Ahaz’s destructive practices were idol worship and sacrilege against the temple of the Lord. The actions of Ahaz contributed to the downfall of the kingdom of Judah.
  • 692 BCE

    Zechariah's Reign

    Zechariah's Reign
    He was a bad king. He was killed by Shallum. He worshipped idols. He reigned over Israel. Zechariah was the fourteenth king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel, and son of Jeroboam II. Zechariah became king of Israel in Samaria in the thirty-eighth year of Azariah, king of Judah.
  • 692 BCE

    Shallum's Reign

    Shallum's Reign
    He only reigned for a month over Israel. He was killed by Menahem. He was a bad king. He conspired against Zachariah, smote him before the people, slew him, and reigned in his stead. He reigned for only a month of days in Samaria. Menahem rose up against Shallum and put him to death, and became king in his stead.
  • Period: 692 BCE to 682 BCE

    Menahem

    He was a bad king. He reigned over Israel for ten years. He cut into pregnant ladies and then tore out their babies from the cities that rebelled. Menahem or Menachem was the sixteenth king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel. He was the son of Gadi, and the founder of the dynasty known as the House of Gadi or House of Menahem.
  • Period: 682 BCE to 680 BCE

    Pekahiah's Reign

    He reigned over Israel for 2 years. Pekah killed him. He was a bad king. Pekahiah was the seventeenth and antepenultimate king of Israel and the son of Menahem, whom he succeeded, and the second and last king of Israel from the House of Gadi. He ruled from the capital of Samaria. Pekahiah became king in the fiftieth year of the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah.
  • Period: 682 BCE to 653 BCE

    Hezekiah's Reign

    Hezekiah, the twelfth king of Judah after the partition of the United Monarchy, was one of the greatest Judean kings. At the age of 25, he succeeded his father, Ahaz, on the throne. He reigned for 29 years and died at the age of 54. His mother was Abi, the daughter of Zechariah. His wife was Hephzibah. Judah, during the entire reign of Hezekiah, was a shrunken state and a vassal to Assyria.
  • 681 BCE

    Hezekiah Restores the Passover

    Hezekiah Restores the Passover
    Upon purifying the Temple in his first year as king, Hezekiah delays the celebration of Passover until the 14th of Iyar, “Second Passover.” Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah; he also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh to come to the house of God in Jerusalem to keep the Passover for God. The king and his officers and the congregation in Jerusalem had agreed to keep the Passover in the second month. A great crowd assembled at Jerusalem to keep the Passover.
  • Period: 680 BCE to 660 BCE

    Pekah's Reign

    He lost to the Assyrians. Then he was assassinated. He was a bad king. Pekah reigned over Israel for 20 years. Pekah was the eighteenth and penultimate king of Israel. He was a captain in the army of king Pekahiah of Israel, whom he killed to become king. Pekah was the son of Remaliah. Pekah became king in the fifty-second and last year of Uzziah, king of Judah, and he reigned for twenty years.
  • 678 BCE

    Hezekiah's Sickness

    Hezekiah's Sickness
    Hezekiah's dangerous illness (probably leprosy) was caused by the discord between him and Isaiah, each of whom desired that the other should pay him the first visit. God made Hezekiah sick and told Isaiah to visit Hezekiah to reconcile them. Isaiah 38:8 says, "Behold, I will cause the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down on the sundial of Ahaz with the sun, to return backward ten steps.” So the sun returned ten steps on the sundial on which it had gone down."
  • 678 BCE

    The Babylonian Envoy Comes to Hezekiah

    The Babylonian Envoy Comes to Hezekiah
    The Babylonians were so impressed that the God of Israel could move the sun back that they wanted to see Israel's king. Hezekiah received the envoys gladly and showed them what was in his storehouses, his entire armory, and everything found among his treasures. There was nothing in his palace or in all his kingdom that Hezekiah did not show them.
  • 677 BCE

    Sennacherib Attacks Jerusalem

    Sennacherib Attacks Jerusalem
    Sennacherib surrounded Jerusalem and told them that they were going to lose and their king sucked. He did this in their own language so that everyone who heard him would be afraid. Sennacherib set up blockades against Hezekiah. Jerusalem would surely fall and Sennacherib claimed that he made Hezekiah submit at my feet, but during the night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down one hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp.
  • Period: 660 BCE to 651 BCE

    Hoshea's Reign

    He reigned over Israel for 9 years. He was a bad king. Hoshea was the nineteenth and last king of the Israelite Kingdom of Israel and the son of Elah. He rebelled against Assyria. Assyria decimated Israel when they found out that Israel wanted to rebel.
  • Period: 653 BCE to 598 BCE

    Manasseh's Reign

    He was the worst king of Judah. He reigned over Judah for 55 years. He became king at the age of 12. He became king at the age of 12 and reigned for 55 years. His full name was Menasheh ben Hizqiyah. He sacrificed his children and did witchcraft. He did everything bad you could do. When he was a slave in Assyria he repented and cried out to the Lord. In the last years of his reign, he was a good king and tore down all the altars for false gods and began to worship God.
  • Period: 598 BCE to 596 BCE

    Amon's Reign

    Amon began his reign of Judah at the age of 22 and reigned for two years. He was a bad king. He was assassinated by his servants.
  • Period: 596 BCE to 565 BCE

    Josiah's Reign

    Josiah began his good reign over Judah when he was 8 years old. Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for 31 years In the eighth year of his reign, he sought after God. During the eighteenth year of his reign, Hilkiah found the book of the law. Huldah prophesied disaster. When he heard this Josiah tore his clothes in front of the people. The Passover during Josiah's reign was like no other than the ones kept during Samuel's day. Josiah was killed in battle.
  • 588 BCE

    Josiah Seeks God

    Josiah Seeks God
    In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David. Josiah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.
  • 584 BCE

    Josiah Purges Judah

    Josiah Purges Judah
    Josiah purged Judah of high places, Asherah poles, and idols. Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them and smashed the Asherah poles and the idols. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. He tore down the altars and the Asherah poles, made the idols to powder, and cut to pieces all the incense altars in Israel.
  • 578 BCE

    The Book of the Law is Found

    The Book of the Law is Found
    Josiah sent Shaphan, Maaseiah, and Joah to repair the temple. While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law. Hilkiah told Shaphan, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” Shaphan told Josiah, “Hilkiah has given me a book.” Shaphan read it to Josiah, when he heard this Josiah tore his clothes.
  • 578 BCE

    The Passover is Restored

    The Passover is Restored
    The Passover was like none that had been kept in Israel since the days of Samuel. The streets of Jerusalem were bathed in blood since so many animals were sacrificed.
  • 565 BCE

    Jehoahaz's Reign

    Jehoahaz's Reign
    Jehoahaz only reigned over Israel for 3 months. He was a bad king. He did evil in the sight of the Lord.
  • Period: 565 BCE to 554 BCE

    Jehoiakim

    Jehoiakim reigned over Judah for 11 years. He was a bad king. Jehoiakim was the eighteenth and antepenultimate king of Judah from 609 to 598 BC. He was the second son of King Josiah and Zebidah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. His birth name was Eliakim.
  • 554 BCE

    Jehoiachin's Reign

    Jehoiachin's Reign
    He only reigned for 3 months over Judah. He was a bad king. Jeconiah, also known as Coniah and as Jehoiachin, was the nineteenth and penultimate king of Judah who was dethroned by the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II in the 6th century BCE and was taken into captivity. He was the son and successor of King Jehoiakim and the grandson of King Josiah.
  • Period: 554 BCE to 543 BCE

    Zedekiah's Reign

    He reigned over Judah for 11 years. He was a bad king. Zedekiah also known as Tzidkiyahu originally called Mattanyahu or Mattaniah, was the 20th and last king of Judah before the destruction of the kingdom by King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. During his reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded. Jehoiakim swore allegiance to him and continued as a vassal king. He also did evil in the Lord’s sight (by not removing all of the idols from the land) and then rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar.