Blogger Grid member Craig T. Owens (@craigtowens) created the helpful chart below delineating the Old Testament prophets and kings of Israel and Judah and has now updated it: [Sign up to receive in your inbox a free daily reading of the Old & New Testament from Bible Gateway]Craig says:. This was the time when the nation of Israel split and now there would be two lines of kings and Jesus’ saying proved to be true; a house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). Kings of Judah Bible Good/Bad Kings of Israel Bible All Bad Rehoboam 1 Kings 11‐14 BAD Abijam 1 Kings 14‐15 BAD Nadab 1 Kings 15 BAD Baasha 1 Kings 15‐16 BAD Elah 1 Kings 16 BAD Zimri 1 Kings 16 BAD Omri 1 Kings 16 BAD Ahab 1 Kings 16 BAD Ahaziah 1 Kings 22 BAD Jehoram 2 Kings 1 BAD Jehoram 2 Kings 8 BAD Jehu 2 Kings 3‐9 BAD Ahaziah 2 Kings 8‐9 BAD Organized in chronological orders of their reigns. A: In all, there were 42 kings (and one queen who ruled instead of a king). But there were plenty who were worse: the obscure Baasha of Israel (1 Kings 15: 28-29) killed his predecessor and the whole family of a previous king, Jeroboam, just to be on the safe side (he was deposed by Zimri, who killed his family). There were many leaders in the Bible. During Solomon's son Rehoboam's reign (approx 922 B.C.E. The list follows the name "Israel" as a nation, though the united people lasted only under three kings. But the greatest leader in the Old Testament was Moses. Parameters include their number in the list of kings, the length of their reign, the cause of their reign's end and notable actions they performed. Samuel anointed Saul from the Tribe of Benjamin as the first king.. Saul (1020–1000 BCE); Ish-bosheth (Esbaal) (1000–991 BCE) There were 12 Judges before the Kings, and there were 23 kings of Judah and 19 kings of Israel. 1 Kings 13-14 1 Kings 15:25-32 1 Kings 15:33 - 16:7 1 Kings 16:8-14 1 Kings 16:15-20 1 Kings 16:21-28 1 Kings 16:29 - 22:40 2 kings 1 2 kings 3-9 2 Kings 9-10 2 kings 13:1-9 2 Kings 13:10-25 2 Kings 14:23-29 2 Kings 15: 8-12 2 Kings 15:13-15 2 Kings 15:16-22 2 Kings 15:23-26 2 Kings 15:27-31 2 Kings 15:30 KING CHARACTER REFERENCE LENGTH OF REIGN YEARS OF REIGN CCC Israel CCC. One challenging point in history is the divided kingdoms of Israel (the 10 northern tribes) and Judah … According to the Bible, the Tribes of Israel lived as a confederation under ad hoc charismatic leaders called judges.In around 1020 BCE, under extreme threat from foreign peoples, the tribes united to form the first United Kingdom of Israel. After Israel divided into two separate nations, they would eventually fall and be taken into captivity. This is a tabular list of the Kings of the Kingdom of Israel. Jehu of Israel was another murderer, who made two piles of the heads of 70 royal princes (2 Kings 10:8) and killed scores of other rivals. For the United Kingdom of Israel (1020-922 B.C.E.) After Saul's death, the kingdom became temporarily divided, with Saul's son Ishbosheth ruling 11 of the tribes for two years, while David ruled Judah. Saul was the first king, and he ruled over all of the 12 tribes of Israel for 40 years. there were 3 kings: Saul, David, and Solomon.