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     Q: #128. How many kings were there in Israel and Judah, how long did each rule, and how                             many were good/bad?

     A: In all, there were 41 kings (and one queen who ruled instead of a king). Three kings ruled over a unified kingdom of Israel and Judah: Saul, David, and Solomon, with each ruling for 40 years. Israel and Judah then split, and there followed 19 kings that ruled over Israel and 19 kings (plus one queen) that ruled over Judah. I will list them in order, with the number of years they ruled in parenthesis.


             Kings Of Israel             Kings Of Judah
   
1. Jeroboam 1 (22 yrs) 1. Rehoboam (17 yrs)
2. Nadab (2 yrs) 2. Abijam (3 yrs)
3. Baasha (24 yrs) 3. Asa (41 yrs)
4. Elah (2 yrs) 4. Jehoshaphat (25 yrs)
5. Zimri (7 days) 5. Jehoram (8 yrs)
6. Omri (12 yrs) 6. Ahaziah (1 yr)
7. Ahab (22 yrs) 7. Athaliah (Queen) (6 yrs)
8. Ahaziah (2 yrs) 8. Joash (40 yrs)
9. Jeroram (12 yrs) 9. Amaziah (29 yrs)
10. Jehu (28 yrs) 10. Azariah (52 yrs)
11. Jehoahaz (17 yrs) 11. Jotham (16 yrs)
12. Jehoash (16 yrs) 12. Ahaz (16 yrs)
13. Jeroboam 2 (41 yrs) 13. Hezekiah (29 yrs)
14. Zachariah (6 mos) 14. Manasseh (55 yrs)
15. Shallum (1 mo) 15. Amon (2 yrs)
16. Menahem (10 yrs) 16. Josiah (31 yrs)
17. Pekhiah (2 yrs) 17. Jehoahaz (3 mos)
18. Pekah (20 yrs) 18. Jehoiakim (11 yrs)
19. Hoshea (9 yrs) 19. Jehoiachin (3 mos)
  20. Zedekiah (11 yrs)

     The Bible says ALL of the kings of Israel were evil. Of the kings of Judah, 12 were evil and 8 were good (Asa, Jehoshaphat, Joash, Amaziah, Azariah, Jotham, Hezekiah, and Josiah).