Some lived for centuries, others wreaked absolute havoc. Biblical kings are notable for their influence on the Scriptures and the times. Take this quiz to find out just how much you remember from Bible study!
During his pre-king years, David was also a musician.
King Solomon appears in the Bible, the Quran and the Talmud.
Ahaz was the subject of evil in the Book of Kings. Ahaz is short for Jehoahaz.
King Josiah was noted for Deuteronomic reform. He was also called Yoshiyahu.
King Solomon, also known as Jedidiah, once applied his wisdom to a dispute between two mothers.
Jehoshaphat ruled the Kingdom of Judah as the fourth king. His name is associated with the exclamation, "Jumping Jehoshaphat!"
Hezekiah was the 13th king of Judah. His name is Hebrew for "Yahweh Strengthens."
Rehoboam is said to have had 18 wives, 60 concubines, 28 sons and 60 daughters!
Asa made Jehoshaphat a co-ruler when he became ill. Jehoshaphat later shared the throne with his son, as well.
Jehoash was an infant when the massacre occurred. Seven years later, he ascended the throne.
Zedekiah ruled for eleven years. His eyes were gouged out by his enemies and he later died.
Athaliah probably took the throne when he was 22, according to historians, not when he was 42 according to the Bible. Historians believe that someone made a typo.
Jeconiah's rule lasted only a bit more than three months. He was released from exile after almost 40 years.
The "lamp" was a son, who would rule after him. Abijam had 14 wives, 22 sons, and 16 daughters.
Jehoiakim changed his name when he took the throne. He ruled for 11 years.
Amaziah ruled for 29 years. He was the first king to establish an army of mercenaries.
Uzziah reigned for 52 years. The years of his reign were prosperous.
Amon ruled for only two years. He was considered a great sinner.
Jotham is credited with the construction of the Upper Gate of the Temple of Jerusalem.
Manasseh's reign of 55 years was the longest in Judah. He is said to have persecuted prophets.
Jehoahaz was popular among his own people but not among the Egyptians.
Saul is mentioned in the Bible and in the Quran. He is believed to have been divinely appointed.
Jehoram killed all of his brothers to ensure his right to the throne would not be challenged.
King Cyrus is the only foreigner described as a messiah in the Bible.
Ish-bosheth was also called Eshbaal. He was assassinated during the second year of his reign.
Artaxerxes was said to promote the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Solomon had a whopping 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Samuel told the Israelites that God had chosen Saul to be their king. Saul had sons with both his wife and his concubine.
King David is said to have been favored over Saul by God.
King Saul, the first king, was replaced with King David. Saul was a good king, but he did not always follow God.
King David is a figure in the Bible, the Talmud and the Quran.
David was rewarded with the throne after he slayed Goliath.
Abimelech was a warlike king who was mortally wounded by a woman. He requested one of his fighters to kill him so he would not be known as having been killed by a woman.
Upon his death, it is said that both dogs and pigs licked Ahab's blood.
Herod the Great was also said to have killed his wife and two sons. He was a prolific builder but a tyrannical king.