The Jerusalem Chronology of the Israelite Monarchies

Table of Dates for the Kingdoms of Judah and North Israel

The following table is a quick reference for readers of the JCIM. The notation may be confusing at first, so it will be preceded by an brief explanation.

Because the kings of Judah began their years on the first day of Nisan (roughly the middle of March) and the kings of North Israel began theirs on the first day of Marheshvan (8 months later; roughly the middle of November), a given event, such as the beginning or end of a reign, may begin either between March and November, or between November and the following March.

This is the source of many of the apparent problems with the chronology of the kings, and at the same time, it is a fact which enables us to pinpoint dates of the Israelite kings with unusual accuracy.

In the LM version of the following table, a date given as 1/653 refers to the span of time from Nisan 653 until Marheshvan 653. A date of 8/653 refers to the period from Marheshvan 653 until Nisan 654. Dates LM, you will remember, count forward from the Exodus, and begin with the first day of Nisan.

In this table, which is in fact adapted from the LM table, a date such as 882 refers to the time between March and November 882. A date of 882/1 would indicate the span from November 882 until March 881.

Coregencies and other irregularities are explained in the full text of the JCIM.

Dates for the Kings of Israel (BCE Calendar)

Kings of Judah Kings of North Israel
Rehoboam 961 944/3 Jeroboam I 961/0 939
Abijah 944/3 941 Nadab 939 938
Asa 941 900 Baasha 938 915
Jehoshaphat/a 900 883 Elah 915 914
Jehoshaphat & Jehoram/a 883 882 Zimri 914
Jehoshaphat/b 882 878/7 Omri & Tibni 914 913
Jehoshaphat & Jehoram/b 878/7 875 Omri in Tirzah 913 910/09
Jehoram 875 871/0 Omri in Samaria 910/09 903
Ahaziahu 871/0 870 Ahab 903 883/2
Athaliah 870 864 Ahaziah 883/2 882/1
Jehoash 864 825 Joram 882/1 871/0
Jehoash & Amaziah 825 824 Jehu pre-Samaria 871/0 870/69
Amaziah 824 808 Jehu in Samaria 870/69 841
Amaziah & Uzziah/a 808 797/6 Joahaz 841 827/6
Amaziah & Uzziah/b 797/6 796 Joahaz & Joash 827/6 825/4
Uzziah 796 757/6 Joash 825/4 822
Jotham 757/6 741/0 Joash & Jeroboam II 822 811
Ahaz 741/0 725 Jeroboam II 811 771/0
Hezekiah 725 696 Zechariah 771/0 770
Menasseh 696 641 Shallum 770
Amon 641 639 Menahem pre-Samaria 770 770/69
Josiah 639 608 Menahem in Samaria 770/69 759
Jehoahaz 608 Pekahiah 759 758
Jehoiakim 608 598 Pekahiah & Pekah 758 757
Jehoiachin 598 597 Pekah 757 737
Zedekiah 597 587 Hoshea pre-Samaria 737 729/8
Hoshea in Samaria 729/8 719

Go to the same table, but with LM dates
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