Israelite and Judean Kings

The first king of Israel was Saul in the 11th century BC. Prior to this the region had been governed by figures called "judges" (Hebrew shoftim). The next two kings after Saul were David and Solomon, who expanded the kingdom to its greatest extent.

Israel subsequently split into two separate kingdoms: the Northern Kingdom called Israel, and the Southern Kingdom called Judah. The Northern Kingdom was conquered in the 8th century by the Assyrian Empire. The Southern Kingdom was destroyed by the Babylonian Empire in the 6th century.

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NameYearsTypeRealmOther Names
Saulc. 1049-c. 1007 BCkingIsrael
Davidc. 1010-c. 970 BCkingIsrael
Ishboshethc. 1007-c. 1005 BCkingIsrael(Eshbaal)
Solomonc. 970-c. 931 BCkingIsrael(Jedidiah)
Jeroboamc. 931-c. 910 BCkingIsrael
Nadabc. 910-c. 909 BCkingIsrael
Baashac. 909-c. 886 BCkingIsrael
Elahc. 886-c. 885 BCkingIsrael
Zimric. 885 BCkingIsrael
Omric. 885-c. 874 BCkingIsrael
Ahabc. 874-c. 853 BCkingIsrael
Ahaziahc. 853-c. 852 BCkingIsrael
Jehoramc. 852-c. 841 BCkingIsrael(Joram)
Jehuc. 841-c. 814 BCkingIsrael
Jehoahazc. 814-c. 798 BCkingIsrael
Jehoashc. 798-c. 782 BCkingIsrael(Joash)
Jeroboamc. 782-c. 753 BCkingIsrael
Zechariahc. 753-c. 752 BCkingIsrael(Zachariah)
Shallumc. 752 BCkingIsrael
Menahemc. 752-c. 742 BCkingIsrael
Pekahiahc. 742-c. 740 BCkingIsrael
Pekahc. 740-c. 732 BCkingIsrael
Hosheac. 732-c. 723 BCkingIsrael
Rehoboamc. 932-c. 915 BCkingJudah(Roboam)
Abijahc. 915-c. 912 BCkingJudah(Abijam)
Asac. 913-c. 873 BCkingJudah
Jehoshaphatc. 873-c. 849 BCkingJudah(Joshaphat)
Jehoramc. 848-c. 842 BCkingJudah(Joram)
Ahaziahc. 842 BCkingJudah(Azariah, Jehoahaz)
Jehoashc. 837-c. 796 BCkingJudah(Joash)
Amaziahc. 796-c. 767 BCkingJudah
Uzziahc. 767-c. 740 BCkingJudah(Azariah, Ozias)
Jothamc. 751-c. 736 BCkingJudah(Joatham)
Ahazc. 736-c. 715 BCkingJudah(Achaz)
Hezekiahc. 715-c. 686 BCkingJudah(Ezekias)
Manassehc. 686-c. 642 BCkingJudah(Manasses)
Amonc. 642-c. 641 BCkingJudah
Josiahc. 641-c. 609 BCkingJudah(Josias)
Jehoahazc. 609 BCkingJudah(Shallum)
Jehoiakimc. 609-598 BCkingJudah(Eliakim)
Jehoiachin598-597 BCkingJudah(Coniah, Jeconiah)
Zedekiah597-c. 586 BCkingJudah(Mattaniah)
Athaliahc. 842-c. 837 BCqueenJudah