These dates are believed to be Julian dates and will have to be converted to the Gregorian calendar which we use today. You may use midrash.com to convert if you like. These are all BC dates. Note: the Jewish dates in referenced in red come forward (get larger) and the Julian dates get smaller as they come forward.
These Kings and the dates they served were provided by 2005 RW Research, Inc. Rose Publishing. Inc. (www.rosepublishing.com)
1050 BC = 2720 Jewish
Kings of Israel Saul 1051 to 1011 BC
United Kingdom David 1011 to 971 BC
12 Tribes Solomon 971 to 931 BC
Kings of Israel Kings of Judah
Northern Tribes Southern Tribes
Jeroboam I Prophets Rehoboam
931-910 BC 931-913 BC
909-886 Elijah 911-870
Ahab Jehoram (Joram)
850 BC = 2910 Jewish
874-853 Elisha 853-841
Joram (Jehoram) Queen Athaliah
Jehoash (Joash) Amaziah
798-782 Jonah 796-767
Jeroboam II Uzziah
793-753 Amos 792-740
753 (6 months) Isaiah
(1 month) 54ish-612ish
Menahem Jeremiah Jotham
752-742 641ish-587ish 750-732
750 BC = 3010 Jewish
Hoshea Ahaz (Jehoahaz)
732-722 Daniel 735-716
In 732 BC, Israel fell to
Assyrian ruler Sargon II, and
ceased to exist. Hezekiah
600 BC = 3160 Jewish
608ish-600ish Jehoiachin (Jeconiah or Coniah)
91ish-587ish Temple Destroyed
The temple was Destroyed in 586 – THE EXILE: Judah fell to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Many of the inhabitants were deported to Babylon. In 539 BC, Babylon fell to the Medes and Persians. In 538 BC, King Cyrus of Persia issued a proclamation allowing the Jewish people to return to Palestine. Some Jews stayed in Babylon, but those who returned went back in several groups over many years. The Temple was rebuilt in 516 BC, 70 years after its destruction.
Zechariah Temple Rebuilt
521ish-510ish 516 BC
Haggai Governor Sheshbazzar
520ish-508ish 536 -?
Malachi Governor Zerubbabel (Zerubbabel)
468ish-464ish Dates unknown
450 BC = 3310 Jewish
Joel? 457 – ?
Dominant Powers in the Middle East:
Assyria 900-612 BC; Babylonia 612-539 BC; Medo-Persia 539-330 BC
What made a King “good” or “bad”?
The biblical writers were not as interested in a kings abilities as an administrator as they were in the king’s desire to follow God’s commands. Kings that followed God’s law and those who outlawed the altars to foreign gods, the high places, and idol worship were designated as good. Those who did not, were evil. The Bible uses the phrase “He did evil in the eyes (or sight) of the Lord, “to evaluate the Kings reign. In secular history, one of the important kings was Omri of Israel, who conquered the Moabites; but in the bible this evil king’s victories go unmentioned.
The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who gave you a soul and caused the making of the brain and the heart can successfully guide you to a profitable end.
Always keep Jesus in your heart and on your mind.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise Your for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise Your for Your grace in sending to us Your Word. I pray that the dates for the individual kings are very close to the times they served. I can only offer the sequence of the Kings and pray that the dates fall closely to the time the kings served. Please bless all those who use this chart for they too are seeking Your righteous truth and understanding.
May God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights for eternity. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His gory through the power of the Holy Spirit,