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JUDAH KINGDOM

(SOLOMONIC LINE)

[ISRA602] King David of Judah and Israel m. 10. Bathsheba
. [SOLO072] King Solomon in Jerusalem m2. Princess Tashere of Egypt
. . [SOLO082] Basemath bat Solomon m. [NAPH081] Ahimaaz the Naphalite
. [SOLO071] King Solomon in Jerusalem m1. Princess Naamah of Jordan
. . [SOLO081] King Rehoboam m1. Michaiah bat Uriel of Gibeah
. . . [SOLO091] King Abijah of Judah m1. [NAPH092] Ana bat Ahimaaz the Naphalite
. . . . [SOLO101] King Asa of Judah m. [NEBA102] Azuba bat Shilhi
. . . . . [SOLO111] King Jehoshaphat of Judah m. ?
. . . . . . [SOLO121] King Jehoram of Judah m. [OMRI221] Princess Athalis of Israel
. . . . . . . [SOLO131] King Ahziah of Judah m. ?
. . . . . . . . [SOLO141] King Jehoas of Judah m. Jehoiada
. . . . . . . . . [SOLO151] King Amaziah of Judah m. Jecoliah of Jerusalem
. . . . . . . . . . [SOLO161] King Uzziah of Judah m. Jerusha bat High-Priest Zadok II
. . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO171] King Jotham of Judah m. Princess Ahia bat Azrikam the Benjaminite
. . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO182] Princess Yaba of Judah m. [ASSY081] King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria
. . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO181] King Ahaz of Judah m. [JEHU182] Abijah bat Zechariah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO191] King Hezekiah of Judah m. Hephzibah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO201] King Manasseh of Judah m. Medhullemeth bat Haruz of Jotbah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO211] King Amon of Judah m. Jedidah bat Adaiah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO221] King Josiah of Judah m. Zebidah bat Pedaiah of Rumah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO231] Crown Prince Johanan of Judah m. ?
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [SOLO242] Tamar m. [BAB1241] Neri

[SOLO071] Jedidiah (youngest [& favourite] son of David & his 10th [& favourite] wife Bathsheba, see DESCENT FROM ABRAHAM) changed his name later to Schlomo/Solomon, King in Jerusalem (970-930BCE). He had 7 wives, the last being Princess Nabah/Naamah the Ammonite (daughter of King Hanun of Jordan).

[SOLO082] Basemath (daughter of Solomon, by Egyptian Princess Nicaule/Tashere, [possibly] the daughter of King Psusennes II of Egypt, of the 21st Dynasty) married [NAPH081] Ahimaaz "the Naphalite", who was Solomonís purveyor.

[NAPH092] Ana (daughter of Ahimaaz & Basemath) married (her first-cousin) [SOLO091] King Abijah of Judah (see below).

[SOLO081] Rehoboam (born 972BCE, son of Solomon & Naamah), succeeded Solomon as King of Judah (930-913BCE) alone. He married 1. (his first-cousin) Mahalath (daughter of King David's son Jerimoth, by his wife, Abihail); and 2. (his first-cousin once removed) [GIBE082] Michaiah/Maachah (daughter of Sheik Uriel of Gibeah, see DESCENT FROM ABRAHAM). He died 913BCE (age 59).

[SOLO091] Abijah/Avayah/Abijam/Abiyah (son of Rehoboam & Michaiaih), was King of Judah (913-910BCE). He had fourteen wives, the primary being 1. (his first-cousin) [NAPH092] Ana (daughter of Ahimaaz "the Naphalite", see above).

[SOLO101] Asa (son of Abijah & Ana) was King of Judah (910-869BCE). He married [NEBA102] Azuba (daughter of Shilhi, see ISRAEL (HOUSE OF JEROBOAM) KINGDOM).

[SOLO111] Jehoshaphat/Yehosephat (son of Asa), Regent of Judah (872-869BCE) during his father's illness, King of Judah (869-848).

[SOLO121] Jehoram/Yehoram/Joram, co-ruled Judah with his father (853-848BCE), then King of Judah (848-841BCE). He married [OMRI122] Princess Athalia (daughter of King Ahab of Israel, see ISRAEL (HOUSE OF OMRI) KINGDOM). This was followed by a series of wars which ultimately led to the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel (721BCE) and its population dispersal, mostly to Judah. About this time the Kingdom of Judah to reduced to being an Assyrian tributary state, which for a time pauperised the nation. Judah survived as such until c.586BCE when it was conquered by the Babylonians, after which part of its population (mostly nobility) was exiled to Babylon.

[SOLO131] Jehoahaz changed his name to Ahaziah on his accession, Regent of Judah (842-41BCE), King of Judah (841BCE only). He was dominated by his mother, Queen Athalia. He married Zibiah "of Beersheba", and by her had several sons. He was mortally wounded and died 841BCE. His mother usurped the throne and was Queen of Judah (841-35BCE). She had all Ahaziah's children murdered, except one. This was the youngest son, Jehoash/Joash, an infant at the time, who was rescued from the massacre of the royal family by his aunt (father's sister), Princess Jehosheba, wife of Jehoiada, the High-Priest, who concealed him in the temple.

[SOLO141] Jehoas/Joash (surviving child of Ahaziah) was brought out of hiding when the High Priest deemed the time was right. Jehoas arranged for his grandmother, Queen Athalia, to be arrested and she was put to death (835BCE). He was King of Judah (835-796BCE). He married Jehoiada/Jehoadda (daughter of the High-Priest of Jerusalem).

[SOLO151] Amaziah/Amatzia (eldest son of Jehoas), Regent of Judah (801BCE), King of Judah (796-767BCE). He married Jecolia/Jecoliah of Jerusalem.

[SOLO161] Uzziah/Avozihu/Azariah/Oziah, King of Judah (792-?BCE) whilst his father was prisoner following his defeat in battle), again King of Judah (767-740BCE). He married Jerusha (daughter of 101. High-Priest Zadok II).

[SOLO171] Jotham/Yotem, Regent of Judah (750-740BCE) during his father's (enforced) retirement, King of Judah (740-735). He married Ahia (Hebrew princess, daughter of 100. Azrikam, the Benjaminite, sheikh of King Saulís House).

[SOLO182] Yaba (daughter of Jotham) married [ASSY081] King Pulu aka Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria (see ASSYRIA KINGDOM).

[SOLO181] Ahaz (son of Jotham), Regent of Judah (743-735BCE), King of Judah (735-726). He married [JEHU182] Abijah (daughter and heiress of King Zechariah of Israel (see ISRAEL (HOUSE OF JEHU) KINGDOM).

[SOLO191] Hezekiah/Hezakia [Yarweh is strong], King of Judah (726-697BCE). He married Hephzibah. After his death Queen Hephzibah was Regent of Judah (697-?691BCE) during her son's minority.

About this time a series of wars with Assyria ultimately led to the Kingdom of Judah being reduced to an Assyrian tributary state, which for a time pauperised the nation. Judah survived as such until c.586BCE when it was conquered by the Babylonians, after which part of its population (mostly nobility) was exiled to Babylon.

[SOLO201] Manasseh/Menasha (only son of Hezekiah, born 709BCE), married Meshullemeth bat Haruz/Haroz of Jotbah. He was King of Judah (697-642BCE).

[SOLO211] Amon (born 664BCE), King of Judah (642-640BCE), married Jedidah (daughter of Adaiah, a temple-priest of the Aaronic High-Priest's House). He was murdered in the palace (640BCE).

[SOLO221] Yosheau/Josiah (eldest son of Amon), King of Judah (640-609BCE). He had two wives, the first being Zebidah (daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah).

[SOLO231] Johanan (eldest son of Josiah & Zebidah) was Crown Prince of Judah, but never succeeded to the throne, being probably killed in battle along with his father (609BCE).

[SOLO242] Tamar (only child of Johanan, and thus heiress of the Solomonic line). She married 1. [BAB1241] Prince Neri/Neriah (see BABYLONIAN EXILARCHS); then 2. King Jeconiah, 1st Exilarch in Babylonia, (also of Davidic descent).