Bible History - 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; 2 Chronicles 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; 2 Chronicles 20:3-33)
    4. Made alliance with Israel (1 Kings 22:44,48-49; 2 Kings 3:4-27; 2 Chronicles 18:1-2 Chronicles 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 23:16-2 Chronicles 24:27
    2. 40 years (835-796)
    3. Under Jehoida’s leadership led a revival (2 Kings 12:2-16; 2 Chronicles 23:16-2 Chronicles 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. 16 years
    3. The fourth good king in a row
    4. Judah continued to prosper
  12. AHAZ
    1. 2 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 28
    2. 16 years
    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. 29 years
    3. Approved of God (2 Kings 18:4-7; 2 Chronicles 29:2-2 Chronicles 31:21)
    4. Sennacherib’s invasion (2 Kings 18:13-2 Kings 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 22:3-2 Kings 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 23:34-2 Kings 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. 3 months (597)
    3. Conquered and removed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
  20. ZEDEKIAH (MATTANIAH)
    1. 2 Kings 24:17-2 Kings 25:21; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21; Jeremiah 39:1-10
    2. 11 years (597-586)
    3. Placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar
    4. Rebelled against Babylon (2 Kings 24:20; 2 Chronicles 36:13)
    5. The fall of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:1-21; 2 Chronicles 36:17-20)
David Reagan

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Proverbs 15:26

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.