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Dynasty of Jeroboam?

First king of the Northern Kingdom, chosen by the people to be king. Makes Shechem his Capital.


Who was Nadab?

The son of Jeroboam that inherits the throne on his fathers death. Reigns for 2 years but get assassinated by Baasha.


Dynasty of Baasha?

Baasha usurps the throne of the northern kingdom by assassinating Nadab.


Who was Elah?

The son of Baasha, he rained for 2 years; assassinated by Zimri.


Dynasty of Zimbri?

Usurps the throne of the northern kingdom, reigns for 7 years before committing suicide with the news of Omri's advance.


Dynasty of Omri?

Declared king by the army. Reings for 12 years.


Who was Ahab?

Most infamous king of Israel. Married Jezebel, a Tyrian princess. Jezebel has the prophets of Yahweh executed.


Who was Elijah?

The greatest of the prophets.


What was significant of the reign of Ahab?

Ben-Hadad of Syria and Ahab becomes allies against Shalmaneser III of Assyria. The battle is indecisive but important because of its precise dating, which aids in dating other Old Testament events.


What was Ahabs last battle?

Micaiah foretells the death of Ahab in battle contrary to the predictions of the court prophets. Ahab dies at Ramoth-Golead in battle against Ben-Hadad. Ahab is succeeded by his son who also dies because he consulted a pagan god.


Who was Jehu?

He is anointed king of Israel bu Elisha at Ramoth-Gilead. Leads the revolt against Ahab , killing Jelzebel and the minister of Baal. Jehu is later condemned by the prophet Hosea for his bloodthirstiness.


Who was Jeroboam II?

The most powerful king of Israel. Reigned for 40years. He fails however to restore the nation to the worship of Yahweh.


The End of the Northern Kingdom

The Syro-Ephramitic War.
Pekah, king of Israel and Rezin, king of Syria attempts to stir up a rebellion against the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser. Syria comes under Assyrian control


What was the fall of the northern kingdom?

Hoshea, the last king of Israel, rebels against Assyria uopn the death of Tiglath-Pileser. Shalmaneser V lays siege to the city of Samaria in 725 BCE. Three years later in 722 BCE the Assyrian army captures Samaria, and the Northern kingdom of Israel falls, never to rise again.