Chronology of Israel's Kings and Prophets

(Dates approximate. See notes at end of chart.)
Prophets in italics are mentioned in the text, but no books bear their names.
For some kings, the primary name is followed (in parenthesis) by an alternate name.
ProphetKing of JudahDate BC
{co-regency}
(Span)
Date BC
{co-regency}
(Span)
King of IsraelProphet
SamuelSaul
(bad king)
c.1050-1010
(40 years)
The nation was united.
Samuel, NathanDavid
(good)
c.1010-970
(40 years)
Jerusalem was Israel's capital city.
 Solomon
(good to bad)
c. 970-931
(40 years)
The Temple was built in Jerusalem.
The nation split after Solomon.
ShemaiahRehoboam
(bad)
931-913
(17 years)
931-910
(22 years)
Jeroboam I
(bad king)
Ahijah
 Abijah
(bad)
913-911
(3 years)
910-909
(2 years)
Nadab
(bad)
 
 Asa
(good)
911-870
(41 years)
909-886
(24 years)
Baasha
(bad)
 
 Jehoshaphat
(good)
870-848
{873-870}
(25 years)
886-885
(2 years)
Elah
(bad)
 
    '' 885
(7 days)
Zimri
(bad)
 
    '' 885-874
{885-880}
(12 years)
Omri
(bad)
 
    '' 874-853
(22 years)
Ahab
(bad)
Elijah, Micaiah
    '' 853-852
(2 years)
Ahaziah
(bad)
   ''
 Jehoram
(bad)
848-841
{853-848}
(8 years)
852-841
(12 years)
Joram
(bad)
Elijah, Elisha
 Ahaziah
(bad)
841
(1 year)
     '', ''
 Athaliah (queen)
(bad)
841-835
(6 years)
841-814
(28 years)
Jehu
(bad)
Elisha
Joel,
Zechariah
Joash
(good)
835-796
(40 years)
814-798
(17 years)
Jehoahaz
(bad)
   ''
 Amaziah
(good)
796-767
(29 years)
798-782
(16 years)
Jehoash
(bad)
   ''
Jonah- to Nineveh
 Azariah (Uzziah)
(good)
767-740
{791-767}
(52 years)
782-753
{793-782}
(41 years)
Jeroboam II
(bad)
Amos, Hosea
    '' 753-752
(6 months)
Zechariah
(bad)
Amos, Hosea
    '' 752
(1 month)
Shallum
(bad)
Hosea
    '' 752-742
(10 years)
Menahem
(bad)
   ''
Isaiah   '' 742-740
(2 years)
Pekahiah
(bad)
   ''
  '', MicahJotham
(good)
740-732
{750-740}
(16 years)
740-732
{752-740}
(20 years)
Pekah
(bad)
   ''
   '', ''Ahaz
(bad)
732-716
(16 years)
732-721
(9 years)
Hoshea
(bad)
   ''
   '', ''Hezekiah
(good)
716-687
(29 years)
 Israel captive to Assyria
   ''Manasseh
(bad)
687-642
{696-687}
(55 years)
   
 Amon
(bad)
642-640
(2 years)
   
Zephaniah,
Habakkuk,
Jeremiah
Josiah
(good)
640-608
(31 years)
  Obadiah- to Edom
JeremiahJehoahaz (Shallum)
(bad)
608
(3 months)
  Nahum-to Nineveh
   ''Jehoiakim
(bad)
608-597
(11 years)
-- Judah's first captivity to Babylon.
(Daniel is among the captives.)
   '', EzekielJehoiachin
(Jeconiah, Coniah)
(bad)
597
(3 months)
-- Judah's second captivity to Babylon.
(Ezekiel is among the captives.)
   '', ''Zedekiah
(bad)
597-586
(11 years)
 
Ezekiel
Daniel
Jerusalem and
the first Temple
are destroyed
586
 
 
-- Final captivity to Babylon
Daniel ministers throughout the full
70 years of Judah's captivity.
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
Prophets to the
returned remnant
c. 520
c. 520
c. 400
A remnant returns to Jerusalem.
The city and the second Temple are rebuilt.
 
NOTES:
  1. Dates in {brackets} indicate a period of co-regency with the prior king(s).
  2. Span includes the period of co-regency (if any).
  3. Where the Bible text summarizes a king's reign --
    - - Partial years were sometimes counted as full years.
    - - A brief overlap of reign (eg., during the transfer of power from father to son)
    may be counted as a full year for both kings.
  4. Primary reference used for dating: Scofield Reference Bible.

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