Periods of the Kingdoms
This Monarchy period is in two parts, the first that of the United Kingdom extending through the reign of Solomon, the second, that of the Divided Kingdom, or Dual-Monarchy, Judah and Israel exist as independent states until both are carried into captivity. We are now using the approximate dates from the Companion Bible.
1. THE UNITED KINGDOM: 1000 B.C.
For the brief period of seven and a half years the house of Saul continued after the death of Israel's
first king while David was king of Judah alone. Israel then proposed a union of all the tribes and
David became king of all Israel.
Reign of Saul for 40 years
Death of Saul
David, king of Judah
David, king of all Israel. Jerusalem taken and made the capital
David's great sin
Reign of Solomon
Construction of the Temple begun (4th year of Solomon)
The Temple dedicated
Solomon's death, the Monarchy split into two kingdoms
2. THE DIVIDED KINGDOM: 897 B.C.
Rehoboam (17 years reign) Jeroboam (22 years)
Abijah (3 years) 18th year of Jeroboam
Asa (41 years) 20th year of Jeroboam
Second year of Asa Nadab (2 years)
Third year of Asa Baasha (24 years)
End of first dynasty
Invasion and defeat of Zerah
26th year of Asa Elah (2 years) second dynasty
27th year of Asa Zimri (7 years) third dynasty
Omri (12 years) at Samaria
38th year of Asa Ahab (22 years) Prophet Elijah
JUDAH, ISRAEL: 814 B.C.
|Jehoshaphat (25 years)||4th year of
|7th year of Jehoshaphat||Ahaziah (2 years)|
Separation between I Kings, and the book of II Kings.
|18th year of Jehoshaphat||Joram (12 years)
|Regency of Johoram||Translation of Elijah
|Jehoram (8 years in all)||5th year of Joram
|Ahaziah (1 year)||12th year of Joram
|End of fourth dynasty
|Athaliah (6 years)||Jehu (28 years)
|Joash (40 years)||7th year of Jehu
|23 year of Joash||Jehoahaz (17 years)
|37th year of Joash||Jehoash (16 years)
|Amaziah (29 years)||2nd year of Johash
|15th year of Amaziah||Jeroboam II, (41 years)
|Azariah (Uzziah, 52 years)||27th year of Jeroboam II
The prophet Isaiah
|Prophets: Amos, Jonah,
|38th year of Uzziah||Zachariah (6 months)
|39th year of Uzziah||Shallum ( 1 month)
|40th year of Uzziah||Menahem (10 years) Invasion
by Pul, king of Assyria
|50th year of Uzziah||Pekahiah (2 years)
|52nd year of Uzziah||Pekah (20 years)
|Jotham (16 years)||2nd year of Pekah
|Ahaz (16 years)||17th year of Pekah
|end of 8th dynasty
|12th year of Ahaz||Hoshea (9 years)
|Hezekieah (29 years)
||3rd year of Hoshea Invasion
of Samaria by Shalmaneser IV, Siege.
|6th year of Hezekiah
||Conquest of Israel by
Sargon. Carried away by Assyria. End of Israel nation.
There is one hundred ten (110) year
difference in the Chronology of Usher, and early Bible scholars, from the actual
dates taken of the "Rock of Behistun", showing the
inscription of Daris Hystaspis. Due to this fact, in the Scriptures even
one day into the next year, or of a reign is considered to be a full year.
Approximate date of the fall of the house of Israel started about 745 B.C.
and ended about 722 B.C. The house of Judah continued another hundred and
fifty years after the fall of Israel. Then Judah's seventy years of
Captivity started in Babylon.