Bible History

The Kings of Judah

 

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I.  REHOBOAM

A.       1Kings 14:21031; 2Chronicles 10-12

B.       17 years (931-913)

C.       Solomonís son; Davidís grandson

D.       Caused the kingdom to split (1Kings 12:1-24)

E.       Led towards idolatry (1Kings 14:23-24)

F.        Defeated by Shishak of Egypt (1Kings 14:25-27; 2Chronicles 12:2-12)

II.  ABIJAM 

A.       1Kings 15:1-8; 2Chronicles 13:1-22

B.       3 years 913-911)

C.       Won major battle against Jeroboam

III.  ASA 

A.       1Kings 15:9-24; 2Chronicles 14-16

B.       41 years (911-870)

C.       Several good acts (1Kings 15:11-15; 2Chronicles 14:2-5; 15:8-18)

D.       Became proud in later years (2Chronicles 16:7-12)

IV.  JEHOSHAPHAT 

A.      1Kings 22:41-50; 2Chronicles 17-20

B.       25 years (873-848)

C.       Good works (1Kings 22:43,46; 2Chronicles 17:3-9; 20:3-33)

D.       Made alliance with Israel (1Kings 22:44,48-49; 2Kings 3:4-27; 2Chronicles 18:1-19:3; 20:35-37)

E.       Married his son Jehoram to Ahabís daughter Athaliah (2Kings 8:16-24)

V.  JEHORAM 

A.       2Kings 8:16-24; 2Chronicles 21

B.       8 years (853-841)

C.       Killed his six brothers (2Chronicles 21:2-4)

D.       Died of a terrible disease (2Chronicles 21:12-15,18-20) 

VI.  AHAZIAH 

A.       2Kings 8:25-29; 9:27-29; 2Chronicles 22:1-9

B.       1 year (841)

C.       Influenced by his mother Athaliah (2Chronicles 22:3)

D.       Killed by Jehu 

VII.  ATHALIAH 

A.       2Kings 11:1-3; 2Chronicles 22:10-12

B.       6 years (841-835)

C.       Not a descendant of David but the wicked daughter of Jezebel

D.       Installed the Baal cult in Judah (2Kings 8:18,27; 11:18)

E.       Killed her grandchildren so she could seize the throne.  Failed to kill Joash.

F.        Killed by followers of the high priest Jehoiada who put Joash on the throne (2Kings 11:4-16; 2Chronicles 23:1-15) 

VIII.  JOASH 

A.       2Kings 12; 2Chronicles 23:16-24:27

B.       40 years (835-796)

C.       Under Jehoidaís leadership led a revival (2Kings 12:2-16; 2Chronicles 23:16-24:14)

D.       In later years, fell from God (2Kings 12:17-21; 2Chronicles 24:15-27)

E.       Had Jehoidaís son, Zechariah, stoned to death for rebuking him (2Kings 12:19-21; 2Chronicles 24:25-27) 

IX.  AMAZIAH 

A.       2Kings 14:1-20; 2Chronicles 25

B.       29 years (796-767)

C.       A generally good king 

X.  UZZIAH (AZARIAH) 

A.       2Kings 14:21-22; 15:1-7; 2Chronicles 26

B.       52 years (791-739)

C.       Expanded Judahís territory (2Chronicles 26:6-16)

D.       Punished with leprosy for intruding into the priestís office (2Chronicles 26:16-21)

XI.  JOTHAM 

A.       2Kings 15:32-38; 2Chronicles 27

B.       16 years

C.       The fourth good king in a row

D.       Judah continued to prosper

XII.  AHAZ 

A.       2Kings 16; 2Chronicles 28

B.       16 years

C.       Did evil in the sight of God (2Kings 16:2-4,10-18; 2Chronicles 28:1-4,22-25)

D.       Military loses (2Chronicles 28:16-19)

XIII.  HEZEKIAH 

A.       2Kings 18-20; 2Chronicles 29-32

B.       29 years

C.       Approved of God (2Kings 18:4-7; 2Chronicles 29:2-31:21)

D.       Sennacheribís invasion (2Kings 18:13-19:37; 2Chronicles 32:9-21; Isaiah 36-37)

E.       Fifteen extra years (2Kings 20:1-11)

F.        Hezekiahís hospitality to the Babylonians (2Kings 20:12-19; 2Chronicles 32:30-31)

XIV.  MANASSEH 

A.       2Kings 21:1-18; 2Chronicles 33:1-20

B.       55 years (697-642)

C.       Growth of idolatry (2Kings 21:2-16; 2Chronicles 33:2-10)

D.       Captured by the Assyrians (2Chronicles 33:11-20)

XV.  AMON 

A.       2Kings 21:19-26; 2Chronicles 33:21-25

B.       2 years (642-640)

C.       Killed by his servants

XVI.  JOSIAH 

A.       2Kings 22:1-23:30; 2Chronicles 34-35

B.       31 years (640-609)

C.       Latter day revival (2Kings 22:3-23:25; 2Chronicles 34:8-35)

D.       Died in battle with Egypt (2Kings 23:28-30; 2Chronicles 35:20-27)

E.       Time of Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Nahum and Habakkuk 

XVII.  JEHOAHAZ 

A.       2Kings 23:31-33; 2Chronicles 36:1-3

B.       3 months (609)

C.       Replaced by his brother at the command of Necho, Pharaoh of Egypt

XVIII.  JEHOIAKIM 

A.       2Kings 23:34-24:7; 2Chronicles 36:4-8

B.       11 years (609-597)

C.       Condemned by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 22:13-19)

XIX.  JEHOIACHIN 

A.      2Kings 24:8-16; 2Chronicles 36:9-10

B.       3 months (597)

C.       Conquered and removed by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

XX.  ZEDEKIAH (MATTANIAH) 

A.      2Kings 24:17-25:21; 2Chronicles 36:11-21; Jeremiah 39:1-10

B.       11 years (597-586)

C.       Placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar

D.       Rebelled against Babylon (2Kings 24:20; 2Chronicles 36:13)

E.       The fall of Jerusalem (2Kings 25:1-21; 2Chronicles 36:17-20)

 

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