Kings of Ancient Israel and Judah

Israel’s first three kings were Saul, David, and Solomon. After Solomon’s death, the kingdom of Israel split into two kingdoms for around 350 years, from 928 BC to 587 BC: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. This table shows when each king reigned over each kingdom, and includes the dates and duration of each reign. Also indicated is whether the Bible describes them as good or bad. Generally speaking, the minor prophets (Hosea through Malachi) prophesied while these kings reigned.

Key:
Good = Good King
Bad = Bad King

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Israel Judah
BC King Reign BC King Reign
928-906 Jeroboam I 22 928-911 Rehoboam 17
907-905 Nadab 2 911-908 Abijam (Abijah) 3
906-882 Baasha 24 908-867 Asa 41
883-881 Elah 2
881 Zimri 7 days
881-876 Tibni 5
882-870 Omri 5
871-851 Ahab 22 870-845 Jehoshaphat 25
851-850 Ahaziah 2 851-840 Jehoram (Joram) 8
850-839 Joram (Jehoram) 12 840 Ahaziah (Azariah) 8
839-811 Jehu 28 839-833 Athaliah (Queen) 6
812-795 Jehoahaz 17 833-794 Joash (Jehoash) 40
797-781 Joash (Jehoash) 16 795-764 Amaziah 29
792-751 Jeroboam II * 41 787-735 Uzziah (Azariah) 52
750-749 Zecharia 6 mos 794-733 Jotham * 16
749 Shallum 1 mo
749-739 Menahem 10
738-736 Pekahiah 2 732-716 Ahaz * 16
736-730 Pekah * 20
731-722 Hoshea 9 715-686 Hezekiah * 29
722-721 Fall of SAMARIA 697-642 Manasseh * 55
718 Fall of ISRAEL 642-640 Amon 2
640-609 Josiah 31
609 Jehoahaz (Shallum) 3 mos
608-597 Jehoiakim 11
597 Jehoiachin (Jeconiah) 3 mos
597-587 Zedekiah (Mattariah) 11
587 Fall of JERUSALEM & JUDAH
582 Assassination of Gedaliah

* Reigned with his predecessor