The Kings of Judah
Following the death of King Solomon, the nation of Israel was divided into two parts - North (comprising ten of the twelve tribes of Israel) and South (Judah and Benjamin). The northern kingdom was not blessed with a single righteous king. Judah, on the other hand, was gifted with several, though they had their share of sinful kings too who sought to do the will of non-existent pagan gods rather than of the true God who brought Israel into existence.
These are the Kings of Judah:
- Rehoboam: First King.
- Abijah (or Abijam or Abia): Son of Rehoboam.
- Asa: Probably son of Abijah.
- Jehoshaphat: Son of Asa.
- Jehoram (or Joram): Son of Jehoshaphat; husband of Athaliah.
- Ahaziah: Son of Jehoram and Athaliah.
- Athaliah: Daughter of King Ahab of Israel and Jezebel; wife of Jehoram; only queen to occupy the throne of Judah.
- Joash (or Jehoash): Son of Ahaziah.
- Amaziah: Son of Joash.
- Uzziah (or Azariah): Son of Amaziah.
- Jotham: Regent, later King; son of Uzziah.
- Ahaz: Son of Jotham.
- Hezekiah: Son of Ahaz; husband of Hephzi-Bah.
- Manasseh: Son of Hezekiah and Hephzi-Bah.
- Amon: Son of Manasseh.
- Josiah (or Josias): Son of Amon.
- Jehoahaz (or Joahaz): Son of Josiah.
- Jehoiakim: Son of Josiah.
- Jehoiachin: Son of Jehoiakim.
- Zedekiah: Son of Josiah; kingdom overthrown by Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar.