The Kings of Judah

1 Kings 12:17 - But [as for] the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

The Southern Kingdom consisted of 2 tribes (Judah and Benjamin). The kingdom extended in the north as far as Bethel, while in the south it ended in the dry area known as the Negev. Its eastern and western boundaries were the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem was its capital and it lasted from about 922-586 B.C.

List of the Kings of Judah
Kings of Judah Good or Bad Years of Reign Books of Kings II Chronicles
Rehoboam Bad 17 years I Kings 12:1 II Chronicles 10:1
Abijah Bad 3 years I Kings 15:1 II Chronicles 13:1
Asa Good 41 years I Kings 15:9 II Chronicles 14:1
Jehoshaphat Good 25 years I Kings 22:41 II Chronicles 17:1
Jehoram Bad 8 years I Kings 22:50 II Chronicles 21:1
Ahaziah Bad 1 years II Kings 8:24 II Chronicles 22:1
Athaliah     II Kings 11:1 II Chronicles 22:10
Joash Good 40 years II Kings 11:4 II Chronicles 23:1
Amaziah Good 29 years II Kings 14:1 II Chronicles 25:1
Uzziah Good 52 years II Kings 15:1 II Chronicles 26:1
Jotham Good 16 years II Kings 15:32 II Chronicles 27:1
Ahaz Bad 16 years II Kings 15:38 II Chronicles 28:1
Hezekiah Good 29 years II Kings 18:1 II Chronicles 29:1
Manasseh Bad 55 years II Kings 21:1 II Chronicles 33:1
Amon Bad 2 years II Kings 21:19 II Chronicles 33:21
Josiah Good 31 years II Kings 22:1 II Chronicles 34:1
Jehoahaz Bad 3 months II Kings 23:31 II Chronicles 36:1
Jehoiakim Bad 11 years II Kings 23:36 II Chronicles 36:4
Jehoiakin Bad 3 months II Kings 24:6 II Chronicles 36:9
Zedekiah Bad 11 years II Kings 24:17 II Chronicles 36:11
The Babylonian Captivity 586 BC     II Kings 25:1 II Chronicles 36:13
Kings of Judah 8 Good, 11 Bad 387 Years    

There were 8 good kings ruling the southern kingdom of Judah, the rest were all evil. After Josiah reigned there was no hope for Judah, the last 3 kings were evil. The Babylonians came and captured Jerusalem in 597 BC. A second attack led to Jerusalem's second defeat in 586 BC. Captives from both campaigns were taken to Babylonia to mark the captivity of the Southern Kingdom.

2 Kings 17:13 - Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. 


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