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Characters and Events of Kingdom of Israel

United Kingdom of Israel — Jerusalem — Saul to Solomon

1 SAMUEL
Hannah, Eli, Samuel Childless Hannah prays for a child. Gives son Samuel to priest Eli to raise in Temple.
Hophni, Phinehas ~1080 B.C. Philistines capture the Ark, and wicked Sons of Eli are killed in battle.
Samuel, Saul People ask for a king. Samuel warns against it, but anoint Saul, a Benjimite.
Agag, Jonathan Saul defeats Agag, king of Amalekites. Saul's son Jonathon break fast, tastes honey.
Jesse, David Samuel anoints David, shepherd son of Jesse. David plays music on harp for King Saul.
Goliath, Michal David defeats the Goliath, the Philistine Giant. David marries Michal, daughter of King Saul.
Ahimelich David flees from jealous Saul. Ahimelich hides him, and is murdered by Saul's men.
Abigail Abigail, wife of Nabal, brings presents to fugitive David. Marries David after death of her husband.
David, Saul David enters Saul's camp but spares his life. Saul and Jonathan killed fighting Philistines.
2 SAMUEL
Abner, Joab ~1013 B.C. David and Joab (David's general) fight Abner (Saul's general). David becomes King. Makes Jerusalem his capital.
Bathsheba, Nathan David covets Bathsheba and marries her. Prophet Nathan tells David he has displeased God.
Absalom Absalom, favorite son of David rebels and is killed.
1 KINGS
Solomon ~973 B.C. Solomon, son of Bathsheba, becomes king on death of David. Asks God for Wisdom. "Divides" disputed child.
Queen of Sheba Solomon builds Temple in Jerusalem in seven years. Queen of Sheba visits.

Northern Kingdom — Rebellion of Jeroboam to the reign of Joash

1 KINGS
Jeroboam, Rehoboam ~932 B.C. On death of Solomon, son Rehoboam becomes king of Judah, but Northern kingdom of Israel rebels under Jeroboam.
Elijah Prophet Elijah serves God in corrupt Northern kingdom. Opposes priests of Baal and ends drought.
Jezebel, Elisha Pagan Queen Jezebel kills priests, pursues Elijah. Angel comforts Elijah, sends Elisha to help him.
Naboth King Ahab and Jezebel murder Naboth and steal his vineyard. Elijah curses family of Ahab and Jezebel
2 KINGS
Naaman, Elisha ~ 850 B.C. Elijah taken to heaven in Chariot of Fire. Elisha cures Naaman, a Syrian General, from leprosy.
Jehu Elisha anoints Jehu King of Israel. Jehu kills family of Ahab and Jezebel and destroys pagan temples throughout land.
Athaliah, Joash Joash, survives purge of Royal family to rule 40 years over kingdom of Judah.