Timeline for the Kings of JeruSalem
from the Start of the Temple Construction
to the City's Destruction


1. End of Solomon's rule c. 1012 BCE

2. Rehoboam 17 years 1 Kings 14:21 (995?)

3. AbiJah 3 years 1 Kings 15:2 (992?)

4. Asa 41 years1 Kings 15:10 (951?)

5. Jehoshaphat 25 years 1 Kings 22:42 (926?)

6. Jehoram 12 years 2 Kings 3:1 (914?)

7. Ahaziah 1 year 2 Kings 8:26 (913?))

8. Athaliah 7 years 2 Kings 11:4 (906?)

9. Jehoash 40 years 2 Kings 12:1 (866?)

10. Amaziah 29 years 2 Kings 14:2 (837?)

11. Azariah (Uzziah) 52 years 2 Kings 15:2 (786?)

12 Jotham 16 years 2 Kings 15:33 (769?)

13. Ahaz 16 years 2 Kings 16:2 (753?)

14. Hezekiah 29 years 2 Kings 18:2 (724?)

15 Menasseh 55 years 2 Kings 21:1 (669?)

16 Ammon 2 years 2 Kings 21:19 (667?)

17 Josiah 31 years 2 Kings 22:1 (636?)

18 Jehoahaz 3 months 2 Kings 23:31 (636?)

19 Jehoiakim 11 years 2 Kings 23:36 (625?)

21 Jehoiachin 3 months 2 Kings 24:8 (624?)

22 Zedekiah 11 years 2 Kings 24:18 (613?)

NOTE: If you closely examine the periods given in each of the above scriptures you will see that they don't line up with the same periods shown in the list of Israel's kings, so it is clear that the years of the reigns are averaged in both instances and can't be calculated into final dates. Therefore, rather than trying to reach firm dates based on guesses, we have deferred to the Prophecy found at Ezekiel 4:5 that sets the period of the kings of Judah from the end of the reign of Solomon to JeruSalem's destruction by NebuChadNezzar at 390 years, which we firmly believe to be accurate because we trust that God got it right.

ALSO, you can see that the suggested dates shown in parenthesis above are about thirty years earlier than secular estimates for the destruction of JeruSalem and even nine or ten years earlier than the hotly debated popular Biblical date of 607-BCE. For more information on why we trust the Bible dating, see the Linked Document 'The Problem with Setting Bible Historical Dates.'

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