Prophets and Kings

Dates for Old Testament prophets vary by scholars. The following timetable is my choice with the supposed dates (all BC) of their ministry. Beside each prophet is the list of kings that may have reigned at the time: Judah (Southern kingdom) / Israel (Northern kingdom).

PROPHET                   KINGS OF JUDAH/KINGS OF ISRAEL

Ahijah 934-909  Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa/Jeroboam, Nadab, Baasha

Elijah 870-845  Jehoshaphat, Jehoram/Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram, Jehu

Micaiah 856  Jehoshapha/Ahab

Jehu 853 Jehoshaphat? Jehoram/Ahab? Ahaziah, Jehoram?

Elisha 845-800 Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah, Joash/Jehoram, Jehu, Jehoahaz

Jonah  c. 781 Uzziah/Jeroboam II

Amos c. 765-754 Uzziah/ Jeroboam II

Hosea  758-725  Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah/Jeroboam II, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Hoshea

Isaiah c. 760-673  Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh/Jeroboam II, Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah, Pekah, Hoshea

Micah  c. 738-698 Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah/Hoshea

Oded  733  Ahaz/Pekah

Joel 722  Ahaz/Northern Kingdom’s captivity

Nahum c. 658-615 (100 yrs after Jonah?) Manasseh, Amon, Josiah

Jeremiah c. 650-582  Manasseh, Josiah, Jehoaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, (Jerusalem exiled)

Zephaniah 640-626 Josiah

Huldah  621 Josiah

Ezekiel c. 620-570  5th yr exile of Jeoiachin (To exiles in Babylon) Josiah, Jehoaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, (Jerusalem exiled)

Daniel 620-540 Josiah, Jehoaz, Jehoiakim

Habakkuk  c. 608-587  Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah

Obadiah c. 590  Zedekiah (Southern Kindom’s captivity)

Zechariah c. 522-509 Darius (other kings and leaders)

Haggai  520  Darius, Confucious!

Malachi   c. 465

Ezra  457 Sent to Judah

Nehemiah  44-432 Governor of Judah; c. 432-430  in Babylon

Zerrubbabel  Governor