Kings of Israel and Judah
👑 Kings of Israel 👑
Zachariah: Zachariah son of Jeroboam reigned only for six months in Samaria. He did evil in the sight of the Lord. Shallum son of Jabesh assassinated him. Menahem reigned for ten years and did evil in the sight of the Lord. When the king of Assyria invaded the land Menahem collected money from the rich men and gave him thousand talents of silver.
The Assyrian king withdrew. Pekahiah his son succeeded him and did evil in the sight of the Lord and reigned for two years. Pekah the son of a captain conspired against him and assassinated him and became the king and ruled for 20 years. The king of Assyria attacked him and deported the people to Assyria. Hoshea assassinated him and succeeded him as king.
👑 Last king of Israel 👑
Hoshea – Hoshea became the king of Israel and reigned for nine years. The king of Assyria attacked him because he did not pay his tribute. He invaded the entire land In the ninth year of Hoshea the King of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria.
⛓️ Israel Exiled ⛓️
The Israelites sinned against the Lord and worshipped other Gods. They did wicked things and provoked the Lord to anger. They forsook the commands of the Lord. They bowed down to starry hosts and worshipped Baal. They sacrificed their sons and daughters and practiced divination. The Lord was very angry with the people and removed them from his presence and rejected them.
👑 Kings of Judah 👑
Jotham – Jotham was the king of Judah and he was twenty five years old and reigned in Jerusalem for sixteen years. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He rebuilt the upper gate of the temple of the Lord.
Ahaz – Ahaz son of Jotham succeeded him. He was twenty years old and reigned for sixteen years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord and worshipped other Gods. The king of Israel and the king of Aram marched up to fight against Ahaz.
Ahaz sought the help of the king of Assyria and sent him gifts of silver and gold. He went to Damascus to see the king of Assyria. He decided to build an altar in his kingdom resembling the altar at Damascus. Ahaz’s reproduction of such an altar would have been a further sign of submission to the Assyrian king.
Mrs Caroline Chellappa 📝