I love charts and tables. I’m working right now on the book of Kings for a textbook for the Historical Books of the OT, so I’ve been revising my charts. The one below is the one I use the most, displaying the family tree of the kings of Israel and Judah. The corresponding prophets are listed on the right side. If you ever read the Old Testament, you will find this chart helpful. Share this post with friends.
I find it helpful for three things in particular:
1) Since five rulers share the same name (Jeroboam, Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Ahaziah and Jehoram), the chart helps locate them in the family tree.
2) It’s messy when the royal houses of Judah and Israel intermarry (Ahab’s daughter Athaliah marries Jehoram of Judah).
3) It’s confusing when Josiah’s 4 descendants reign during the final days of Judah.
The legend at the bottom explains why kings are underlined, bolded or italicized.