Clues to Identify Kings
- A handsome man, on a journey he was anointed king by a prophet he had just met.
- More than once he prophesied with the prophets.
- He gathered an army and rescued the people of Jabesh Gilead.
- Right after making a sacrifice, he was rejected as king.
- He persecuted the man chosen to replace him.
- In zeal for his people he wrongly killed many non-Israelites.
- Just before his death he consulted with a medium.
- He was of much help to a king older than himself.
- He was the youngest of eight brothers.
- He lived for years in desert areas.
- He made into an army those who were in distress, in debt, and discontented.
- One of his wives previously had a harsh and evil husband.
- He made a Jebusite town the capital of his kingdom.
- His own son tried unsuccessfully to take away his throne.
- He made many preparations for the temple.
- God made an eternal covenant with him.
- His mother’s first marriage was to a Hittite.
- God called him “Jedidiah” (beloved of the LORD).
- At least two of his brothers tried to usurp the throne before him.
- Soon after he began to reign, he purged some outstanding wrong-doers.
- He was extremely wise and wealthy, but his marriage alliances caused division and eventual ruin.
- He built the temple for the LORD.
- Before becoming king, he was appointed by the king to supervise the forced labor of the house of Joseph.
- His kingship was predicted by the prophet Ahijah from Shiloh.
- He was an Ephraimite who began to rule in Shechem.
- When he stretched his hand toward an opponent sent from God, his hand dried up.
- He created a new priesthood, a new feast, new centers of worship, and new objects to focus worship.
- He was the first king of Israel when it separated from Judah.
- His favorite wife was Maacah, Absalom’s granddaughter.
- During his rule, for the first time idolatry flourished, even including male cult prostitutes.
- Shishak, king of Egypt, took away the shields of gold and other treasures belonging to his kingdom.
- The immediate cause of his first and greatest political failure was following the wrong advice.
- He was the first king of Judah when Israel separated from it.
- His brother died as a child because God found something good in that brother.
- While besieging a Philistine town, he was assassinated.
- Last king of his dynasty, he was the second king of separated Israel.
- He fulfilled Ahijah’s prophecy when he destroyed the entire family of the previous dynasty.
- He fortified Ramah, trying unsuccessfully to isolate his enemy.
- Paid by the king of Judah, the king of Aram broke his treaty with this man and conquered some of his land.
- Because this man made his nation sin, the LORD through Jehu predicted the end of his dynasty.
- He founded the second dynasty over separated Israel.
- He continued the war against the other part of divided Israel, a war first begun by his father.
- He was great-grandson of the king to whom other kings of Judah are compared.
- He purged idolatry from his kingdom, including male cult prostitutes and the power of his own grandmother.
- When his enemy fortified Ramah, trying to isolate him, he paid the Arameans to attack his enemy’s land.
- In his old age he was diseased in his feet.
- He was getting drunk at Tirzah when he was killed by a commander of chariots.
- His brief reign was the last in the second dynasty.
- He was a commander over chariots.
- He killed all the males and friends of the king, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Jehu.
- He reigned only seven days, then burned the king’s house with himself in it.
- He was commander of the army when the king was assassinated.
- The people made him, instead of the king’s assassin, to be the new king.
- For his kingdom he built a new capital city on a hill.
- During his reign the Arameans began to get strong, but twice he defeated them in war.
- He was sentenced to death because he let an Aramean go free.
- He became depressed because a neighbor refused to sell him property.
- One of his adversaries was a famous prophet who called down fire.
- He built a house for Baal in the new capital.
- His wife was one of the most wicked women in history.
- He nearly lost his life in battle when he disregarded a message from the LORD and was mistaken for his royal ally.
- Though generally a good king, he was too friendly with the wicked dynasty in Samaria.
- He made large ships, which were destroyed before they could sail.
- When he and his allies were attacking Moab, Elisha told them how to get water.
- He fell through the lattice in the upper chamber.
- He sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub.
- Elijah called down fire on his messengers, predicted his death.
- He followed Ahab as king, was like his mother Jezebel.
- He was the last king of Omri’s dynasty.
- When his army plus those of Judah and Edom were about to die of thirst, Elisha predicted the help that came.
- He was wounded in battle by the Arameans when Ahaziah of Judah was with him.
- He was a brother of Ahaziah of Israel and son of Ahab.
- He was killed by Jehu and his body thrown in Naboth’s field.
- When he tried to put down Edom’s rebellion, he was nearly killed.
- He was Jehoshaphat’s son and had Ahab’s daughter as wife.
- He went with his uncle, also a king, to fight Hazael of Aram.
- He was son of Jehoram and Athaliah.
- He was killed by Jehu after he visited his uncle Jehoram.
- He was anointed by a prophet sent by Elisha.
- He was commissioned to kill Ahab’s family, which he did.
- He drove his chariot like a madman.
- He destroyed Baal’s worshipers and temple.
- Because he destroyed Ahab’s family, his dynasty lasted four more generations.
- The LORD let the Arameans cut his army down to 10,000 foot soldiers and ten chariots.
- He was son of king Jehu.
- This king tried to kill all other members of the royal family.
- This king tore the royal robes and shouted “Treason, treason” before being killed.
- This was the only king not descended from David to rule in Judah.
- Married to Jehoram, this king was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel.
- In his last years he had to pay tribute so that Hazael would leave Jerusalem.
- He was assassinated by two officials.
- As a baby he was rescued from death by his aunt and hidden six years in the temple.
- At age seven he was made king by the high priest.
- He arranged for the temple to be repaired.
- He defeated King Amaziah and tore down much of the wall of Jerusalem.
- He visited Elisha, who lay dying, and shot an arrow of victory over the Arameans.
- He defeated Ben-Hadad three times and recovered some cities.
- He killed the servants—but not their sons—who assassinated his father.
- He defeated Edom but lost to Jehoash of Israel.
- He was assassinated at Lachish.
- His reign of 41 years was one of the longest in Israel.
- He restored the borders of Israel as predicted by Jonah.
- Amos predicted his death and the exile of Israel.
- He had a long reign of 52 years.
- He did right like his father Amaziah.
- The LORD struck him with a skin disease for the last years of his reign.
- He was the last king in the dynasty of Jehu.
- His assassination fulfilled a prophecy by the prophet Jehu.
- He assassinated the last king in the dynasty of Jehu.
- He reigned only one month.
- He was cruel to Tiphsah (Tappuah?) because it didn’t open to him.
- He gave Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria a thousand talents of silver exacted from the rich.
- As Azariah ruled in Judah, this was the second and last king of his own dynasty.
- He was assassinated by his officer accompanied by fifty Gileadites.
- Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria captured much of his realm and carried away many captives.
- The only king in his dynasty, he reigned twenty years.
- He was coregent with his father, who had to live in a separate house.
- He did right like his father, and he built the upper (north) gate of the temple.
- In his time Israel and Aram started coming against Judah.
- After four kings who did right, he did wrong.
- He followed the ways of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son to an idol.
- To protect his realm from Aram and Israel, he made a treaty with Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria, who captured Damascus.
- In the temple he had a great altar built like one in Damascus.
- He paid tribute to Shalmanezer of Assyria, but later rebelled.
- During his reign Assyria invaded his country, captured his capital, and took his people captive.
- Before him or after him there was none like him in trusting God.
- He destroyed the bronze serpent Moses had made.
- After the Assyrians carried the ten tribes into captivity and invaded his land, he paid a tribute in gold taken from the temple.
- When the Assyrians threatened his capital and scorned the LORD, his prayers brought the LORD’s miraculous delivery.
- When mortally ill, he was spared for fifteen more years and given a miraculous sign.
- To messengers from Babylon he foolishly showed the treasures of his kingdom.
- The sins committed in his long reign caused God to turn Judah over to its enemies.
- He did evil more than the nations the LORD had dispossessed, including star worship, witchcraft, and sacrificing his son.
- He filled Jerusalem with innocent blood.
- He was taken to Babylon, where he repented and from where God restored him.
- He walked in the way of his father, worst of the kings of Judah.
- After reigning two years, he was assassinated.
- Eight years old when he began to reign, he did right.
- When he heard the book of the law found by the high priest, he humbled himself and personally escaped the judgment it threatened.
- He and the people made a covenant to walk with the LORD.
- His reforms included cleansing the temple of idolatry, doing away with idolatrous priests, and defiling Topheth in the Valley of Hinnom.
- He destroyed the altar at Bethel after burning human bones on it.
- He led in the greatest celebration of the Passover since the times of the Judges.
- He was killed at Megiddo by Pharaoh Neco.
- Son of one of the best kings of Judah, he reigned only three months.
- He was imprisoned by Pharaoh Neco and died in Egypt.
- He was made king by Pharaoh Neco, who changed his name and required tribute.
- He served Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon for three years, then rebelled.
- He was the latest link of David’s line to rule on David’s throne.
- After three months of ruling he was carried into exile in Babylon with ten thousand others.
- In Babylon he was later released from prison and treated well.
- After he rebelled against Babylon, Jerusalem was besieged from his ninth to his eleventh year.
- The Chaldeans caught him near Jericho, killed his sons, put out his eyes, took him to Babylon.
- The Chaldeans destroyed the temple, the great houses, and the walls.
A. SAUL (1 Sam. 9-31)
B. DAVID (1 Sam. 16 to 2 S. 24)
C. SOLOMON (1 K. 1-11)
D. JEROBOAM (1 K. 11:26-40; 12:25 to 14:20)
E. REHOBOAM (1 K. 12:1-24; 14:21-31)
F. NADAB (1 K. 15:25-31)
G. BAASHA (1 K. 15:32 to 16:7)
H. ABIJAH(M) (1 K. 15:1-8)
I. ASA (1 K. 15:9-24)
J. ELAH (1 K. 16:8-14)
K. ZIMRI (1 K. 16:9-20)
L. OMRI (1 K. 16:15-28)
M. AHAB (1 K. 16:29 to 22:40)
N. JEHOSHAPHAT (1 K. 22:1-50; 2 K. 3:4-27)
O. AHAZIAH OF ISRAEL (1 K. 22:51-53; 2 K. 1:1-18)
P. JORAM (JEHORAM) OF ISRAEL (2 K. 3)
Q. JEHORAM (JORAM) OF JUDAH (2 K. 8.)
R. AHAZIAH OF JUDAH (2 K. 8)
S. JEHU (2 K. 9-10)
T. JEHOAHAZ (2 K. 10,13)
U. ATHALIAH (2 K. 11)
V. JOASH OF JUDAH (2 K. 11-12)
W. JEHOASH (JOASH) OF ISRAEL (2 K. 13-14)
X. AMAZIAH (2 K. 14)
Y. JEROBOAM II (2 K. 14:23-29; Amos 7:1-11)
Z. AZARIAH (UZZIAH) (2 K. 15:1-7)
AA. ZECHARIAH (2 K. 15:8-12)
BB. SHALLUM (2 K. 15:13-15)
CC. MENAHEM (2 K. 15:16-22)
DD. PEKAHIAH (2 K. 15:23-26)
EE. PEKAH (2 K. 15:27-31)
FF. JOTHAM (2 K. 15:5,32-38)
GG. AHAZ (2 K. 16:1-20)
HH. HOSHEA (2 K. 17:1-6)
II. HEZEKIAH (2 K. 18-20; ISA. 36-39)
JJ. MANASSEH (2 K. 21:1-18)
KK. AMON (2 K. 21:19-26)
LL. JOSIAH (2 K. 22:1 TO 23:30; JER.)
MM. JEHOAHAZ OF JUDAH (2 K. 23:30-33)
NN. JEHOIAKIM (ELIAKIM) (2 K. 23:34 TO 24:6)
OO. JEHOIACHIN (2 K. 24:6-17; 25:27-30)
PP. ZEDEKIAH (MATTANIAH) (2 K. 24:17 TO 25:7)