Judges, Prophets, and Kings
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Table 1- Judges of Israel
Table 2- Prophets of Israel & Judea
Table 3- Kings of Israel & Judea

Table 1- Judges of Israel

Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them. Yet they would not listen to their judges, but they played the harlot with other gods, and bowed down to them. They turned quickly from the way in which their fathers walked, in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do so.

And when the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who oppressed them and harassed them.

And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way.

...In those days there was no king in Israel. Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Judges 2.16-2.19; 21.25

Judge

Reference in Book of Judges

Estimated Years & Dates of Judging

Othniel 3.9-11 40 years 1377-1337
Ehud 3.15-30 80 years 1319-1240
Shamgar 3.31 10 years 1260-1250
Deborah 4.4-5.31 40 years 1240-1200
Gideon 6.7-8.35 40 years 1193-1153
Tola 10.1-2 23 years 1150-1127
Jair 10.3-5 22 years 1127-1105
Jephthah 11.1-12.7 6 years 1087-1081
Ibzan 12.8-10 7 years 1081-1073
Elon 12.11-12 10 years 1073-1063
Abdon 12.13-15 8 years 1063-1056
Samson 13.2-16.31 20 years 1076-1055

Table 2- Prophets of Israel & Judea

Prophet

Kings Served

Estimated Dates BC

Samuel Saul Pre-Exilic
Nathan David Pre-Exilic
Gad David Pre-Exilic
Ahijah Solomon, Jeroboam I 931-906
Iddo Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah 921-902
Shemaiah Rehoboam 931-901
Azariah Asa 900-875
Hanani Asa 895-870
Jehu Jehoshaphat, Baasha 891-865
Jahaziel Jehoshaphat 865-835
Elijah Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram 876-852
Micaiah Ahab 861-847
Eliezer Jehoshaphat 858-848
Zechariah Joash  
Elisha Ahaziah, Jehoram, Jehu, Jehoahaz, Jehoash 852-796
Isaiah Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah 739-681
Hosea Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Jeroboam II 755-714
Amos Uzziah, Jeroboam II 767-755
Micah Jotham, Ahaz, hezekiah 733-701
Jonah Jeroboam II 784-772
Oded Pekah 725-716
Huldah Josiah 636-608
Zephaniah Josiah 636-623
Jeremiah Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah 627-574
Uriah Jehoiakim  
Ezekiel none named 593-559
Daniel Jehoiakim, Nebuchadnezzar then Belshazzar of Babylon, Darius the Mede, Cyrus of Persia 605-536
Haggai Darius of Persia 520-505
Zechariah Darius of Persia 520-489
Obadiah none named 841-825?
Joel none named 825-809
Nahum none named 650-620
Habakkuk none named 621-609
Malachi none named 435-415

Table 3- Kings of Israel & Judea

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, "Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations."

The thing displeased Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." So Samuel prayed to the LORD.

And the LORD said to Samuel, "Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them."
First Samuel 8.4-7

Kings of the United Monarchy
(Israel)

Estimated Dates of Rulership

Saul 1020-1000
Ishbosheth 1000-998
David 1000-961
Solomon 961-922

Kings of the Northern Kingdom
(Israel)

Estimated Dates of Rulership

Jeroboam I 922-901
Nadab 901-900
Baasha 900-877
Elah 877-876
Zimri 876
Tibni 876-871
Omri 876-869
Ahab 869-850
Ahazaiah 850-849
Joram 849-842
Jehu 842-815
Jehoahaz 815-801
Jehoash 801-786
Jeroboam II 786-746
Zechariah 746-745
Shallum 745
Menahem 745-738
Pekahiah 738-737
Pekah 737-732
Hoshea 732-724
Fall of Samaria, the capitol 722

Kings of the Southern Kingdom
(Judea)

Estimated Dates of Ruling

Rehoboam 922-915
Abijah 915-913
Asa 913-873
Jehoshaphat 873-849
Jehoram 849-842
Ahaziah 842
Athaliah 842-837
Joash 837-800
Amaziah 800-783
Azariah a.k.a. Uzziah 783-742
Jotham 742-735
Ahaz 735-715
Hezekiah 715-686
Manasseh 686-642
Amon 642-640
Josiah 640-609
Jehoahaz 609
Jehoiakim 609-598
Jehoiachin 598-597
Zedekiah 597-587
Fall of Jerusalem, the capitol 587

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