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      Bible History
      The Divided Kingdom
      To The End
      Of The Old Testament
      681 Years

      Dates in Green are from Mauro, dates in blue are from Ussher and dates in red are from other sources.  There are two dates given with both Mauro and Ussher.  The first date is the number of years since creation and the second date is the BC/AD date.

                [#]  = # in [] following a name is their age at time of the event

                [T#]  =  amount of time of the event, i.e. oppression of Eglon [T40] means Eglon oppressed Israel 40 years

                [-date] = The date the reign or event ended if different from beginning date.

      SP = Spring, SU = Summer, AU = Autumn, WI = Winter

      Southern Kingdom = Judah, Northern Kingdom = Israel

      Timeline

      [3143/0903 - 3029WI/0975] - Rehoboam made king over all Israel

                            - Rehoboam treats people badly, 10 tribes send to Egypt for Jeroboam to represent them, Rehoboam refuses to listen, Jeroboam leads rebellion which splits Israel into Judah and Benjamin [simply called Judah] ruled by Rehoboam [J] and the rest of Israel ruled by Jeroboam [I] - 1 Kings 12:1-33, 1 Kings 14:30

                             - Jeroboam [I], fearful of losing support, starts a new religion with golden calves placed at Bethel and Dan - 1 Kings 12:25-31


      [—————3030AU/0975] - Mon., Dec. 6 - Jeroboam [I] holds feast to his new gods, unnamed prophet prophesies that a future king - Josiah - will destroy the altar.  Returning home the prophet is killed by a lion for his disobedience. - 1 Kings 12:32-33, 13:1-34, 2 Kings 23:15-20  

                        - From this time Ezekiel dates the 390 years of idolatry of Israel - Ez. 4:5


      [—————3030WI/0974] - Priests, Levites and others who want to worship the true God leave their possessions in Israel and move to Judah - 1 Kings 13:33-34, 2 Chr. 11:13-16, 13:9


      [3143/0903 - 3032SU/0972] - Rehoboam [J] and his people forsake the law of God - 2 Chr. 12:1, 1 Kings 14:22-24


      [3147/0899 - 3033SP/0971] - Shishak, king of Egypt, attacks Jerusalem, given Temple treasures for ransom - 1 Kings 14:26-27, 2 Chr. 12:2-12


      [3159/0897 - 3033/0958] - Rehoboam [J] dies  [Abijah [J] becomes king - Ussher]


      [3160/0896—————] - Abijah [J] becomes king - Mauro 


      [—————3047SP/0957] - Abijah [J] defeats Jeroboam [I] in battle because he trusted God - 2 Chr. 13:1-22  


      [3162/0884 - 3049SP/0955] - Abijah dies and Asa [J] becomes king - 1 Kings 15:8-10


      [——————3050AU/0955] - Tenth Jubilee year 


      [3164/0882 - 3050SU/0954] - Jeroboam [I] dies and Nadab [I] becomes king - 1 Kings 15:25


      [3165/0881 - 3051SU/0953] - Nadab [I] is killed by Baasha [I] who destroys all the family of Jeroboam and makes himself king of Israel - 1 Kings 15:27-33 


      [—————--3055SU/0949]  - Jehoshaphat is born to Asa and Azubah - 1 Kings 44:42, 2 Chr. 20:31 


      [3178/0868 - 3064SP/0940] - Baasha [I] invades Judah and constantly makes war.   He began to fortify Ramah to prevent his subjects from defecting - 2 Chr. 15:9, 1 Kings 15:16, 32, 2 Chr. 16:1


      [—————--3064SU/0940] - Asa [J] hires Benhadad, king of Syria to stop the building up of Ramah.  Asa [J] is rebuked by the prophet Hanan for seeking outside help.  Asa [J] throws Hanan into prison and also oppressed some of the people - 1 Chr. 16:1-14

                           - Benhadad attacks other cities in Israel forcing Baasha [I] to stop fortifying Ramah - 1 Kings 15:20-21, 2 Chr. 16:4-5, Is. 9:1


      [3188/0858 - 3074SU/0930] - Baasha [I] dies and his son Elah [I] becomes king


      [—————--3075SU/0929] - Zimri [I] murders Elah [I] and his entire family and reigns for seven days - 1 Kings 16:15-18


      [3189/0857 - 3075SU/0929] - Omri [I] and Tibni [I] fight for the throne, Omri wins - 1 Kings 16:8, 21-22


      [3194/0853 - 3080SU/0924] - Omri [I] moves the capital of Israel from Tirzah to Samaria on the hill of Samaria - 1 Kings 16:23-24


      [3200/0846 - 3086SU/0918] - Omri [I] dies and his son Ahab [I] becomes king - 1 Kings 16:28-29


      [3201/0845 - 3087SU/0919] - Asa [J] diseased in his feet, sought help from physicians not God - 2 Chr. 16:12


      [3203/0843 - 3090SP/0914] - Asa [J] dies and his son Jehoshaphat [J] reigns - 2 Chr. 16:13-14, 20:31, 1 Kings 22:41-42


      [3206/0840 - 3092SP/0912] - Jehoshaphat [J] sends out priests and princes to teach the Law - 2 Chr. 17:7-10


      [—————--3097SU/0907] - Jehoshaphat [J] makes a marriage alliance with Ahab [I].  Ahab’s daughter, Athaliah, marries Jehoshaphat’s [J] son, Jehoram - 2 Chr. 18:1


      [—————--3099AU/0906] - Eleventh Jubilee


      [—————--3103SP/0901] - Benhadad, king of Syria, attacks Samaria and is defeated - 1 Kings 20:1-43


      [—————--3104SU/0900] -  Benhadad again attacks Israel and is defeated by Ahab [I] who lets him go in peace and is judged by God for that action - 1 Kings 20:1-43, 22:1


      [—————--3015/0899] - Ahab [I] wants Naboth’s vineyard, his wife, Jezebel, has Naboth killed to get it for Ahab [I].  Elijah pronounces God’s judgment but because Ahab [I] repented the judgement is delayed - 1 Kings 21:1-29 


      NOTE:  Jehosphaphat and Ahab both had sons named Jehoram so Jehoram [J] and Jehoram [I] are not the same person.


      [—————--3106SU/0898] - Jehosphaphat [J] makes his son, Jehoram [J], viceroy - 2 Kings 3:1

                           - Ahab [I] makes his son, Ahaziah [I], viceroy - 1 Kings 22:51


      [3220/0826 - 3107SU/0897] - Ahab [I] asks Jehoshaphat [J] to join him in battle against Ramothgilead.  400 false prophets predicted victory, God’s prophet, Micaiah predicted defeat.  Jehoshaphat [J] barely escapes with his life [and is later reproved for helping Ahab by the prophet Jehu] and Ahab is killed - 1 Kings 22:1-53, 2 Chr. 18:1-34, 19:1-2

                            - Ahaziah [I] begins sole reign

                            - Jehoram [J] reigns for Jehoshaphat Mauro

                            - Moab revolts from Israelite rule - 2 Kings 1:1, 3:5, 2 Sam. 8:2


      [—————--3108AU/0897] - Jehoshaphat [J] in partnership with Ahaziah [I] builds a fleet to get gold from Ophir.  God reproves Jehoshaphat [J] through His prophet, Eliezer, and the fleet is destoryed - 1 Kings 22:49, 2 Chr. 20:35-37   


      [—————--3108WI/0896] - Ahaziah [I] injures himself and sends messengers to as the god Baalzebub if he would recover.  Elijah intercepts them condemning the king for not asking God and predicting the king would die.  Ahaziah [I] sends soldiers to capture Elijah.  The first two sets are killed with fire from heaven and Elijah voluntarily goes with the third set to tell the king he will die - 2 Kings 1:1-18, 1 Kings 22:51


      [3221/0825 - 3108SP/0896] - Ahaziah [I] dies and his brother Jehoram [I] reigns - 2 Kings 3:1

                           - Elijah goes to heaven in fiery chariot - 2 Kings 2:1-25    

       

      [——————3109SP/0895] - Israel, Judah and Edom unite to attack Moabites.  The prophet Elisha miraculously supplies the army with water and predicts their success - 2 Kings 3:1-27, Amos 2:1


      [3228/0818 - 3115SP/0889] - Jehoshaphat dies and Jehoram [J] is sole king.  He kills all his brothers and many princes - 1 Kings 22:50, 2 Chr. 21:1-20

                            - Edomites and the city of Libnah revolt from the rule of Judah - 2 Sam. 8:14, Gen. 27:40, Jos. 21


      [——————3116AU/0889] - Jehoram [J] at the advice of his wife, Athaliah, sets up Baal worship and forces it on his subjects.  Elijah sends a letter from God reproving him - 2 Chr. 21:11-20


      [——————3116SP/0888] - Philistines and Arabians attack Judah looting the king’s house and taking his sons and wives except for Jehoahaz - 2 Chr. 21:1-20, 22:1-6


      NOTE: Jehoahaz is also called Ahaziah and Azariah.


      [——————3117SP/0887] - God stakes Jehoram [J] with an incurable bowel disease - 2 Chr. 21:15-19 


      [3231/0815 - 3118SU/0886] - Jehoram [J] makes his son Ahaziah [J] his viceroy.


      [3232/0814 - 3119SP/0885] - Jehoram [J] dies and Ahaziah [J] becomes sole king.


      [——————3120WI/0884] - Jehoram [I] and Ahaziah [J] join forces to attack Hazel, king of Syria.  Jehoram [I] is wounded and escapes to Jezeel to recover - 2 Kings 8:1-29

                         - Elisha sends a son of the prophets to anoint Jehu king of Israel and commission him to destroy the house of Ahab - 2 Kings 9:1-37


      [3232/0814 - 3120SP/0884] - Jehu [I] kills Jehoram [I] and Jezebel.  When Ahaziah [J] goes to Jezeel to see how Jehoram [I] is doing, Jehu kills him.  Jehu [I] wiped out Ahab’s [I] family and destroyed Baal worship but kept the golden calves - 2 Kings 9:1-37, 2 Kings 10:13-14, 28-36, 2 Chr. 22:1-9

                           - Upon the death of her son, Ahaziah, Athaliah [J] seizes power in Judah murdering all the royal family except for the infant Joash who is hidden with his nurse in the temple for 6 years - 2 Kings 11:1-3, 2 Chr. 22:10-12


      [3233/0813——————] - Approx. date of the founding of Carthage.


      [3239/0807 - 3126SP/0878] - Joash [J] anointed king and Athaliah [J] killed.  Josh restores the worship of the true God - 2 Kings 11:4-21, 12:1, 2 Chr. 23:1-21, 24:1


      [——————3147WI/0857] - Joash [J] has the priests repair the Temple - 2 Kings 12:4-16, 2 Chr. 24:4-14


      [——————3148AU/0857] - Twelfth Jubilee


      [3261/0785 - 3148SP/0856] - Joash [J] assigns the chief priest to oversee temple repairs - 2 Kings 12:6-7, 2 Chr. 24:5-6

                            - Jehu [I] dies and and his son Jehoahaz [I] reigns - 2 Kings 13:1

                            - Hazel, king of Syria, cruelly oppresses Israel - 2 Kings 13:3, 7, 22, 2 Kings 8:12


      NOTE:  Joash [I] also called Jehoash [I] is not the same person as Joash [J].


      [3275/0771 - 3163SP/0841] - Jehoahaz [I] makes his son Jehoash [I] viceroy - 2 Kings 13:10


      [——————3164SP/0840] - Zechariah, son of high priest Jehoiada, after his father’s death criticized Judah for abandoning God and was stoned to death on the command of Joash [J] - 2 Chr. 24:17-22


      [3279/0767 - 3163SP/0841] - Joash [J] becomes sick and in revenge for murdering Zechariah, his servants kill him in bed - 2 Chr. 1, 23-27, 2 Kings 12:1, 17-21

                           - Amaziah [J] becomes king - 2 Kings 14:1-2

                           - Jehoahaz [I] dies and Jehoash [I] is sole king - 2 Kings 13:1, 9

                           - Jehoash [I] visits Elisha who predicts he will have 3 victories over the Syrians - 2 Kings 13:14-20


      [——————3168SP/0836] - It appears that Jeroboam II [I] was viceroy with his father, Jehoash [I] as he went to war 3 times with Benhadad of Syria - 2 Kings 13:25, 2 Kings 15:1


      [——————3178/0826] - Amaziah [J] provokes Jehoash [I] to battle and is defeated - 2 Kings 14:8-14, 2 Chr. 25:17-24  


      [3293/0753 - 3179SP/0825] - Jehoash [I] dies and his son Jeroboam II [I] becomes sole king. God used him to restore the former borders of Israel - 2 Kings 14:23-28, 2 Sam. 8:6, 2 Chr. 8:3, Num. 13:21


      [3308/0738 - 3194SP/0810] - Amaziah [J] is murdered - 2 Kings 14:19-20, 2 Chr. 25:27-28


      [—————-3194SP/0810] - Uzziah [also known as Azariah] becomes king - 2 Kings 15:1-2, 2 Chr. 26:2-16  


      [3319/0727——————-] - Uzziah [also known as Azariah] becomes king

        

      [—————-3197AU/0808] - Thirteenth Jubilee


      [Prophets living during this time:  Isaiah [J], Joel [J], Amos [I], Jonah [I] and Hosea [I].]


      [—————-3210/0794] - The kingdom of Macedonia set up by Caranus.


      [3334/0712 - 3220/0784] - Jeroboam II [I] died with no immediate successor - Amos 7:1-8:14


      [3356/0690——————-] - Zechariah [I] reigns for 6 months

                           - Shallum [I] reigns for 1 month - 2 Kings 15:8, 13


      [3357/0689 - 3232AU/773] - Menahem [I] becomes king - 2 Kings 15:14-16


      [—————-3228SP/0776] - First Greek Olympiad

                           - True Greek history [as opposed to Myth and Legend] begins at this point


      [—————-3233SP/0771] - Pul, king of Assyria, invades Israel - 1 Chr. 5:26, 2 Kings 15:17-20, Hosea 5:13 


      [3367/0679——————-] - Jotham [J] as judge


      [3368/0689 - 3243SP/761] - Pekahiah [I] - 2 Kings 15:23


      [3370/0676 - 3245SP/759] - Pekah [I] kills Pekahiah and reigns in his place - 2 Kings 15:25-27


      [—————-3246AU/0759] - Fourteenth Jubliee

                          - Isaiah sees the glory of God - Is. 6:1-13


      [3371/0675 - 3246AU/759] - Uzziah [J] dies and Jotham [J] becomes king - 2 Kings 15:7, 32-33, 2 Chr. 26:23, 27:1,8

                            - Jotham [J] wins a battle against the Ammonites and brings them under tribute - 2 Chr. 27:5

                            - Micah, Isaiah and Hosea prophesy during the reign of Jotham and the next two kings

       

      [—————-3256SP/0748] - City of Rome founded by Romulus. Rome dates the events of its history [A.U.C. dating] from this time.


      [3386/0660 - 3262SP/742] - Jotham dies and Ahaz reigns - 2 Kings 16:1-2, 2 Chr. 28:1

       

      [3387/0659——————-] - Isaiah 7:8


      [—————-3263SP/071] - Ahaz [J] forsakes God and is forsaken by God.  Rezin [Syria] and Pekah [I] divided their forces and defeat Ahaz [J].  Pekah [I] killed 120,000 soldiers from Judah in one day and carried away 200,000 women, boys and maids.  However, when rebuked buy the prophet, Hadlai, they treated them kindly and released them - 2 Chr. 26:2, 28:5-15, 2 King 14:22, 16:2


      [—————-3264SP/0740] - The Edomites and Philistines invade Judah and gives Judah into their hands because of Ahaz [J] had led them into sin - 2 Chr. 28:17-19


                          - Ahaz [J] took the treasures of the Temple and his house and gave them as a gift to Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria, asking him to come to his aid.  Tiglathpileser captured Damascus and killed Rezin [Syria] fulfilling the prophecies of Isaiah and Amos [Is. 7:16, 8:4, 9:11, Amos 1:4-5 also see Amos 6:2, Jer. 49:23, Is. 10:9, 36:19, 37:12-13] - 2 Kings 16:7-9


                          - Ahaz [J] meets Tiglathpileser at Damascus and there he sees a heathen altar.  He sends the pattern back to have one made in Jerusalem - 2 Kings 16:1-20


                          - Ahaz [J] also asks Tiglathpileser’s help against Israel.  The king of Assyria comes and takes away the people of Reuben, Gad, the half tribe of Manasseh, Naphtali and Galilee - 1 Chr. 5:26, 2 Kings 15:29, 1 Kings 15:20, Is. 9:1


      [3390/0656 - 3266SP/739] - Ahaz [J] discovers that being the servant of Assyria is a cure worse than the disease as he was warned by Isaiah - 2 Kings 16:7, 18:7, 2 Chr. 28:20-21 


                         - Ahaz [J] builds a secret passage from the king’s house to the Temple out of his fear of the Assyrians - 2 Chr. 28:22, 2 Kings 16:18


                         - Hoshea [I] murders Pekah [I] and takes over the kingdom; however, there is 9 years of civil unrest before his is able to restore peace - 2 Kings 15:30


      [3398/0648——————-] - Hoshea reigns [Mauro counts Hoshea’s reign from when he established peace not went he murdered Pekah [I]] 


      [—————-3274SP/0730] - Hoshea [I] restores order.

       

      [—————-3276WI/0728] - Hoshea [I] defeated by Shalmaneser of Assyria and forced to pay tribute - 2 Kings 17:3


      [3401/0645 - 3277SP/727] - Hezekiah [J] reigns with Ahaz [J] - 2 Kings 18:1-2


      [3402/0644 - 3278WI/726] - Ahaz [J] dies

                           - Isaiah foretells the destruction of the Philistines and a disaster to befall the Moabites - Isaiah 14:28-32, 15:1-16:14


      [3403/0644 - 3278SP/726] - Hezekiah [J] sole king

                            - Hezekiah [J] opens the doors of the Lord’s house and commands the priests and Levites to sanctify themselves and clean up the temple - 2 Chr. 28:24, 29:3-4

                            - [Sunday Apr. 21] - Levites and priests sanctify themselves and begin work 

                            - [Sunday, Apr. 28] - Levites and priests enter the porch of the temple and continue sanctifying the house of the Lord

                            - [Sunday, May 6] - The work is completed and Hezekiah [J] calls the rulers and the people together to offer joyful sacrifices - 2 Chr. 29:15-36

                            - Heathen altars destroyed 

                            - [Sunday June 3] - Passover celebrated - 2 Chr. 30:1-23  

                            - After Passover all the Israelites went throughout Judah destroying heathen altars/images and then returned home

                            - Hezekiah [J] - destroys the brazen serpent that Moses had made because people were worshipping it - Num. 21:9, 2 Kings 18:4

                            - Firstfruits and tithes are brought in and given to the priests - 2 Chr. 31:1-21


      [———————3279WI/725] - After consulting with So, king of Egypt, Hoshea [I] refuses to continue paying tribute to Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.


      [3404/0642 - 3280WI/724] - Shalmaneser attacks the Moabites first fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 16:7-11

                                                 - Shalmaneser laid waste all Israel ending up at Samaria which he besieged for 3 years


      [3406/0640 - 3283WI/721] - Samaria captured and its people taken into captivity.


      ***The Kingdom Of Israel [Northern Kingdom] is destroyed.  It lasted 254 years after it revolted from the Kingdom of Judah. ***

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