Prophets, Kings and Nations
Prophets, Kings and Nations

The picture you have provides a comprehensive visual representation of the historical timeline and periods of reign of key figures and rulers in the ancient Near East during the years and centuries B.C.

Kings of Israel and Judah:

The list includes the names of the kings who ruled over the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah, along with the corresponding years of their reigns.


Prophets who delivered messages and prophecies during this period are listed alongside the years they were active.

Assyrian Kings:

Featured the names and reigns of notable Assyrian kings who played a role in the history of Israel and Judah. This include rulers such as Tiglath-Pileser III, Shalmaneser V, and Sennacherib and others.

Babylonian Kings:

Important Babylonian kings who had interactions with the Israelites and Judeans included, with their reigns marked on the timeline. This include rulers such as Nebuchadnezzar II, who was responsible for the Babylonian Captivity, Belshazzar and others.

Persian Kings:

The timeline extend into the Persian period, with the names and reigns of Persian rulers, including Cyrus II and Darius I. This marks the period of the return from exile and the rebuilding of the Second Temple.

Years and Centuries B.C.:

The timeline annotated with the years and centuries in B.C. to provide a chronological context for each ruler's reign and significant events.

Color Coding or Differentiation:

To enhance readability, the picture use color coding, different fonts, or symbols to distinguish between different categories of rulers, prophets, or empires.

This picture serves as a valuable reference for understanding the historical and biblical context of the ancient Near East. It allows viewers to trace the rise and fall of kingdoms, the roles of prophets, and the interactions between rulers and the people of Israel and Judah during this crucial period in history.