Bible History II - Lesson 2

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                The Kings of Israel

  1. JEROBOAM
    1. 1 Kings 12:25-14:20
    2. 22 years (931-910)
    3. First king of first dynasty
    4. Established false worship (1Kings 12:26-33)
    5. Condemned by prophet (1 Kings 13:1-3; 2 Kings 23:15-16)
  2. NADAB
    1. 1 Kings 15:25-31
    2. 2 years (910-909)
    3. Second king in Jeroboam’s dynasty
    4. Followed in his father’s sins (1 Kings 15:26)
    5. Killed by the conspirator Baasha (1 Kings 15:27-28)
  3. BAASHA
    1. 1 Kings 15:32-16:7; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6
    2. 24 years (909-886)
    3. First king of second dynasty
    4. Condemned by the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:1-7)
  4. ELAH
    1. 1 Kings 16:8-14
    2. 2 years (886-885)
    3. Second king in Baasha’s dynasty
    4. Killed by his captain, Zimri (1 Kings 16:9-10)
  5. ZIMRI
    1. 1 Kings 16:15-22
    2. 7 days (885)
    3. Only king in third dynasty
    4. Killed by Elah’s general Omri
  6. OMRI
    1. 1 Kings 16:23-28
    2. 12 years (885-874)
    3. First king in the fourth dynasty
    4. Established capital in Samaria (1 Kings 16:24)
  7. AHAB and JEZEBEL
    1. 1 Kings 16:28-34; 1 Kings 20:1-22:40)
    2. 21 years (874-853)
    3. Second king in Omri’s dynasty
    4. Introduced the worship of Baal (1 Kings 16:30-33)
    5. Defeated Syria on two occasions (1 Kings 20:1-34)
    6. Time of the prophet Elijah (1 Kings 17-19,21; 2 Kings 1:1-2:11)
  8. AHAZIAH
    1. 2 Kings 1:2-18
    2. 2 years (853-852)
    3. Third king in Omri’s dynasty
  9. JEHORAM
    1. 2 Kings 3
    2. 12 years (852-841)
    3. Fourth king in Omri’s dynasty
    4. Ahab’s son and Ahaziah’s brother
    5. Time of the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 2-13)
    6. Killed by Jehu
  10. JEHU
    1. 2 Kings 9:11-10:36
    2. 28 years (841-814)
    3. First king of fifth dynasty
    4. Slaughtered the house of Omri (2 Kings 9:11-10:17)
    5. Destroyed the worshippers of Baal (2 Kings 10:18-28)
    6. Israel begins to be cut short (2 Kings 10:31-33)
  11. JEHOAHAZ
    1. 2 Kings 13:1-9
    2. 17 years (814-798)
    3. Second king in Jehu’s dynasty
  12. JEHOASH
    1. 2 Kings 13:10-25; 2 Kings 14:15-16
    2. 16 years (798-782)
    3. Third king in Jehu’s dynasty
  13. JEROBOAM II
    1. 2 Kings 14:23-29
    2. 41 years (793-753)
    3. Fourth king in Jehu’s dynasty
    4. A strong king (2 Kings 14:25,28)
    5. Time of Jonah, Amos and Hosea
  14. ZACHARIAH
    1. 2 Kings 15:8-12
    2. 6 months (753)
    3. Fifth king in Jehu’s dynasty
    4. Killed by the conspirator Shallum (2 Kings 15:10)
  15. SHALLUM
    1. 2 Kings 15:13-15
    2. 1 month (752)
    3. Only king of sixth dynasty
    4. Killed by Menahem
  16. MENAHEM
    1. 2 Kings 15:16-22
    2. 10 years (752-742)
    3. First king of seventh dynasty
    4. Became a vassal to Assyria (2 Kings 15:19-20)
  17. PEKAHIAH
    1. 2 Kings 15:23-26
    2. 2 years (742-740)
    3. Second king of Menahem’s dynasty
    4. Killed by his captain Pekah (2 Kings 15:25)
  18. PEKAH
    1. 2 Kings 15:27-31
    2. 20 years (752-732)
    3. Only king of eighth dynasty
    4. Killed by the conspirator Hoshea (2 Kings 15:30)
  19. HOSHEA
    1. 2 Kings 17:1-6
    2. 9 years (732-722)
    3. Only king of ninth dynasty
    4. Rebelled against Assyria and lost (2 Kings 17:3-6)
    5. Israel incorporated as an Assyrian province (2 Kings 17:7-41)

The Kings of Judah

  1. REHOBOAM
    1. 1 Kings 14:21-31; 2 Chronicles 10-12
    2. 17 years (931-913)
    3. Solomon’s son; David’s grandson
    4. Caused the kingdom to split (1 Kings 12:1-24)
    5. Led towards idolatry (1 Kings 14:23-24)
    6. Defeated by Shishak of Egypt (1 Kings 14:25-27; 2 Chronicles 12:2-12)
  2. ABIJAM
    1. 1 Kings 15:1-8; 2 Chronicles 13:1-22
    2. 3 years (913-911)
    3. Won major battle against Jeroboam
  3. ASA
    1. 1 Kings 15:9-24; 2 Chronicles 14-16
    2. 41 years (911-870)
    3. Several good acts (1 Kings 15:11-15; 2 Chronicles 14:2-5; 15:8-18)
    4. Became proud in later years (2 Chronicles 16:7-12)
  4. JEHOSHAPHAT
    1. 1 Kings 22:41-50; 2 Chronicles 17-20
    2. 25 years (873-848)
    3. Good works (1 Kings 22:43,46; 2 Chronicles 17:3-9; 20:3-33)
    4. Made alliance with Israel (1 Kings 22:44,48-49; 2 Kings 3:4-27; 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:3; 2 Chronicles 20:35-37)
    5. Married his son Jehoram to Ahab’s daughter Athaliah (2 Kings 8:16-24)
  5. JEHORAM
    1. 2 Kings 8:16-24; 2 Chronicles 21
    2. 8 years (853-841)
    3. Killed his six brothers (2 Chronicles 21:2-4)
    4. Died of a terrible disease (2 Chronicles 21:12-15,18-20)
  6. AHAZIAH
    1. 2 Kings 8:25-29; 2 Kings 9:27-29; 2 Chronicles 22:1-9
    2. 1 year (841)
    3. Influenced by his mother Athaliah (2 Chronicles 22:3)
    4. Killed by Jehu
  7. ATHALIAH
    1. 2 Kings 11:1-3; 2 Chronicles 22:10-12
    2. 6 years (841-835)
    3. Not a descendant of David but the wicked daughter of Jezebel
    4. Installed the Baal cult in Judah (2 Kings 8:18,27; 2 Kings 11:18)
    5. Killed her grandchildren so she could seize the throne.  Failed to kill Joash.
    6. Killed by followers of the high priest Jehoiada who put Joash on the throne (2 Kings 11:4-16; 2 Chronicles 23:1-15)
  8. JOASH
    1. 2 Kings 12; 2 Chronicles 23:16-24:27
    2. 40 years (835-796)
    3. Under Jehoida’s leadership led a revival (2 Kings 12:2-16; 2 Chronicles 23:16-24:14)
    4. In later years, fell from God (2 Kings 12:17-21; 2 Chronicles 24:15-27)
    5. Had Jehoida’s son, Zechariah, stoned to death for rebuking him (2 Kings 12:19-21; 2 Chronicles 24:25-27)
  9. AMAZIAH
    1. 2 Kings 14:1-20; 2 Chronicles 25
    2. 29 years (796-767)
    3. A generally good king
  10. UZZIAH (AZARIAH)
    1. 2 Kings 14:21-22; 2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Chronicles 26
    2. 52 years (791-739)
    3. Expanded Judah’s territory (2 Chronicles 26:6-16)
    4. Punished with leprosy for intruding into the priest’s office (2 Chronicles 26:16-21)
  11. JOTHAM
    1. 2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 27
    2. 20 years (750-731)
    3. The fourth good king in a row
    4. Judah continued to prosper
  12. AHAZ
    1. 2 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 28
    2. 28 years (743-715)
    3. Did evil in the sight of God (2 Kings 16:2-4,10-18; 2 Chronicles 28:1-4,22-25)
    4. Military loses (2 Chronicles 28:16-19)
  13. HEZEKIAH
    1. 2 Kings 18-20; 2 Chronicles 29-32
    2. 42 years (728-686)
    3. Approved of God (2 Kings 18:4-7; 2 Chronicles 29:2-31:21)
    4. Sennacherib’s invasion (2 Kings 18:13-19:37; 2 Chronicles 32:9-21; Isaiah 36-37)
    5. Fifteen extra years (2 Kings 20:1-11)
    6. Hezekiah’s hospitality to the Babylonians (2 Kings 20:12-19; 2 Chronicles 32:30-31)
  14. MANASSEH
    1. 2 Kings 21:1-18; 2 Chronicles 33:1-20
    2. 55 years (697-642)
    3. Growth of idolatry (2 Kings 21:2-16; 2 Chronicles 33:2-10)
    4. Captured by the Assyrians (2 Chronicles 33:11-20)
  15. AMON
    1. 2 Kings 21:19-26; 2 Chronicles 33:21-25
    2. 2 years (642-640)
    3. Killed by his servants
  16. JOSIAH
    1. 2 Kings 22:1-23:30; 2 Chronicles 34-35
    2. 31 years (640-609)
    3. Latter day revival (2 Kings 22:3-23:25; 2 Chronicles 34:8-35)
    4. Died in battle with Egypt (2 Kings 23:28-30; 2 Chronicles 35:20-27)
    5. Time of Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Nahum and Habakkuk
  17. JEHOAHAZ
    1. 2 Kings 23:31-33; 2 Chronicles 36:1-3
    2. 3 months (609)
    3. Replaced by his brother at the command of Necho, Pharaoh of Egypt
  18. JEHOIAKIM
    1. 2 Kings 23:34-24:7; 2 Chronicles 36:4-8
    2. 11 years (609-597)
    3. Condemned by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 22:13-19)
  19. JEHOIACHIN
    1. 2 Kings 24:8-16; 2 Chronicles 36:9-10
    2. Also called Jeconiah, Jechonias (Matthew 1:11-12)
    3. 3 months (597)
    4. Conquered and removed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  20. ZEDEKIAH (MATTANIAH)
    1. 2 Kings 24:17-25:21; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21; Jeremiah 39:1-10
    2. Brother to Jehoiachin
    3. 11 years (597-586)
    4. Placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar
    5. Rebelled against Babylon (2 Kings 24:20; 2 Chronicles 36:13)
    6. The fall of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:1-21; 2 Chronicles 36:17-20)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:5

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.