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History 6, Review Lesson 11 – The History of Judah

Judah has seen many rulers, in this essay I’m going to list all the rulers after King Solomon.

After King Solomon sinned God revoked the kingdom from Solomon’s son. There were 20 rulers of Judah after King Solomon.

King Rehoboam was the first of the 20 rulers. He reigned for 17 years. He was a bad king, he was cruel to his subjects and didn’t worship God.

After Rehoboam his son Abijah took over the kingdom from his father. Abijah reigned for 3 years he was a bad king, he also didn’t worship God.

After Abijah his son Asa took over. He reigned for 41 years and was a good king compared to his fater and his grandfather. He restored the worship of God, and tore down the idols and everything that had to do with them.

Then Asa’s son Jehoshaphet became the king of Judah. He reigned for 25 years he was a good king like his father. Jehoshaphet was a God fearing man like his father.

Then Jehoshaphet son Jehoram reigned for 8 years. He was a bad king, he married a very evil woman named Athaliah. Athaliah brought back idol worship.

Then Jehoram’s son Ahaziah reigned for only 1 year. He was a bad king like his father.

Then Ahaziah’s mother became the first and last queen of Judah. She was a bad and cruel queen. She reigned for 6 years. She tried to kill all her grandsons so she could remain queen, but one escaped and became the next king at only age 6!

Athaliah’s grandson Joash was a good king. He reigned for 40 years! He was a God fearing man.

Then Joash’s son Amaziah reigned for 29 years. He was a good king, he was also a God fearing man.

Amaziah’s son Uzziah then reigned for 52 years. He was a good king and a God fearing man. However later in his life he sinned and God cursed him with Leprosey.

After Uzziah his son Jotham took over the throne for 16 years. He was a good king and, of course, a God fearing man.

After Jotham his son Ahaz took over for 16 years as well. But, I guess you can’t have a clean streak, Ahaz was a bad king. He worshipped idols and not God.

Ahaz’s son Hezekiah was an amazing person and king compared to his father. He reigned or 29 years and obviously an amazing king. He’s remembered as the most faithful follower of God. He was so faithful that God gave him 15 extra years of life.

After Hezekiah his son Manasseh reigned for 55 years. He was an idol worshipper and a bad king, but eventually repented unlike the other bad kings.

Amon, Hezekiah’s son was also a bad king. He reigned for 2 years.

Amon’s son Josiah then took over the throne. He was a good king and reigned for 31.

Jehoahaz was Josiah’s son and was a bad king and only reigned for only 3 monthes!

Jeoahaz’s son Jehoakim reigned for 11 years and was a bad king.

Jehoakim’s son Jehoiashin was a bad king like his father and grandfather and like his grandfather only reigned for 3 months.

Zedekiah is Jehoiashin’s son and the last of the 20 kings of Judah. He was a bad king like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He reigned for 11 years like his grandfather.

There you have it, the 20 kings of Judah! Thanks for reading!




Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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