Kings of Israel handout for Heather’s study

Kings of Israel

Am in the middle of looking up a bunch of Bible verses for Pastor Don. Thought you might like to see a handout for an upcoming Bible study I am going to do on the Kings of Israel and Judah.  Here are the facts of the kings of Israel, helps in completing the Good king/Bad king chart. I wanted to see which prophets were active at the times of the kings and some of the general information. I am still working on a similar list of the Kings of Judah. Hope this is helpful.


JEREBOAM (931-910 BC)

1 KINGS 11:26-40; 1 Kings 12-14; 2 Ki 23::15-18 2 Chronicles 10:1-19; 11:1-4

PROPHETS OF HIS TIME: Ahijah the Shilonite, (1 Ki 11:29-39; 14:1-18)

                                                  Man of God from Judah (1 Ki 13:1-32; 2 Ki 23:15-18)

                                                  Old Prophet at Bethel (1 Ki 13:11-32)

                                                  Iddo the Seer (2 Chronicles 9:29)

Prophet Ahijah said he would receive 10 tribes

Fled to Egypt to escape Solomon

Was originally Solomon’s servant

Returned when Rehoboam became king

Became first king of Israel

Set up golden calves in Dan and Bethel

Set up priesthood and worship for calves

Shrines in High places set up

Sent to prophet to inquire of son’s illness- son dies

Reigned 22 years and died

Did evil

NADAB (910-900 BC)
(2ND year of Asa)

1 Kings 15:25-32

Son of Jereboam

Walked in ways of his father

Reigned 2 years

Killed by Baasha

Did evil

BAASHA (909-886 BC)

(3RD year of Asa)

1 Kings 15:28-16:7

PROPHET OF HIS TIME: Jehu, son of Hanani (1 Kings 16:1-7)

Killed Nadab and whole household of Jereboam

Walked in way of Jereboam

Fought with Asa, king of Judah

Reigned 24 years and died

Did evil

ELAH (886 BC)

1 Kings 16:8-14

(26th year of Asa)

Son of Baasha

Reigned 2 years

Killed by Zimri

Did evil – sinned like his father, worshipped idols

ZIMRI (886 BC)

(27th year of Asa)

1 Kings 16:8-20

Was commander of Elah’s chariots

Killed Elah and whole household of Baasha

Reigned 7 days

Killed himself – burning king’s house

Did evil and treason


1 Kings 16:21-22

Tibni dies

OMRI (885-874 BC)

(31st year of Asa)

1 Kings 16:15-28

Commander of army

Built Samaria

Did evil, worse than all before him, idols

Reigned 12 years (6 in Tirzah) and died

AHAB (874-853 BC)

(38th year of Asa)

1 Kings 16-22; 2 Chronicles 18:28-34

PROPHETS OF HIS DAY: Elijah (1 Kings 17-21, 2 Kings 1-2)

                                             Elisha (1 Kings 19:19-21)

                                             Micaiah, son of Imalah (1 Ki 22:8-28; 2 Chron. 18:7-27)

                                             Unnamed Prophets                              

Son of Omri

Married Jezebel the Sidonian

Served baal and did more evil than any other king

Elijah sent three-year drought because of evil

Met Elijah for “test” on Mt. Carmel

Fought Ben-Hadad with God’s power

Let Ben-Hadad live and was cursed for doing so

Coveted Naboth’s vineyard

Humbled himself at prophecy of family’s demise

Went with Jehoshaphat (Judah’s king) to fight Aram

Killed in battle against Aram

Did evil

Reigned 22 years

AHAZIAH (853-852 BC)

(17th year of Jehoshaphat)

1 Kings 22:51-53 – 2 Kings 1:18

PROPHETS OF HIS DAY: Elijah’s Translation (2 Kings 2 1-18)


Son of Ahab

Did evil, worshipping baal

Fell through lattice and became ill

Sent to baal about sickness, but heard from Elijah

Squads of 50 he sent to Elijah were burned

Reigned 2 years and died

JEHORAM (JORAM) (852-841)

(18th year of Jehoshaphat)

2 Kings 3, 9


Son of Ahab

Not as bad as father, put away baal

Joined with Judah and Edom to fight Moab

Killed in Jezreel by Jehu

Did evil

Reigned 12 years

JEHU (841-814 BC)

2 Kings 9-10


Anointed by Elisha

Killed Jehoram and shot Ahaziah king of Judah

Had Jezebel killed

Killed 70 sons of Ahab

Killed Ahaziah king of Judah’s relatives

Destroyed temple of baal and killed worshippers

God promised his sons to 4th generation would reign

Did evil for still worshipped golden calves (2 Kings 10:29-31)

Reigned 28 years and died

JEHOAHAZ (814-798 BC)

(23RD year of Joash)

2 Kings 13:1-9


Son of Jehu

God gave the Nation Israel to Syrians because of his evil

Deliverer freed them from power of Syrians

Did evil

Reigned 17 years and died

JEHOASH (JOASH) (798-782 BC)

(37th year of Joash – Judah’s king)

2 Kings 13:10-25

PROPHET OF HIS DAY: Death of Elisha 2 Kings 13:20

Son of Jehoahaz

Fought against Amaziah king of Judah

Conferred with Elisha about Aram

Shot arrow out of window for deliverance from Syria

Struck ground 3 times with arrows, Elisha chided him for not striking more times

Defeated Syria 3 times

Did evil

Reigned 16 years and died

JEREBOAM II (793-753 BC)

(15th year of Amaziah)

2 Kings 14:23-29

PROPHETS OF HIS DAY: Jonah, Amos, Hosea

Son of Jehoash

Restored border of Israel according to word of Jonah

Did evil

Reigned 41 years and died

ZECHARIAH (753-752 BC)

(38th year of Azariah)

2 Kings 15:8-12


Son of Jereboam

Did evil

Fulfilled prophecy concerning his sons

Reigned 6 months

Killed by Shallum in front of the people


(39th year of Azariah)

2 Kings 15:10-16


Killed Zechariah

Reigned one month

Killed by Menahem

No specific mention of doing evil but short reign

MENAHEM (752-742 BC)

(39th year of Azariah)

2 Kings 15:14-22


Killed Shallum

Struck Tiphsah and ripped open pregnant women

Paid 1000 talents tribute to Assyria

Taxed Israel to pay Assyria

Reigned 10 years, did evil and died

PEKAHIAH (742-740)

(50th year of Azariah)

2 Kings 15:22-26


Son of Menahem

Did evil

Reigned 2 years

Killed by Pekah

PEKAH (752-732) – these dates overlap, Kay Arthur’s dates, dates not clear

(52ND Year of Azariah)

2 Kings 15:25-37; 16:5; 2 Chronicles 28:5, 6; Is 7:1


                                                Oded the Prophet 2 Chronicles 28:9-11

Son of Pekahiah’s officer

Killed Pekahiah

Part of land captured by Assyria during his reign

Did evil

Reigned 20 years

Killed by Hoshea

HOSHEA (732-722)

(12th year of Ahaz)

2 Kings 15:29-30; 2 K 17:1-6


Killed Pekah

Paid tribute to Assyria

Turned to Egypt to conspire against Assyria

Taken captive

Did evil, but not as the kings before him

Reigned 9 years, then Israel was destroyed


2 Kings 17

Israelites taken into captivity by the Assyrians


About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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