[91] The Chronology from Solomon to Zedekiah

 

'If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than any other talent.'
Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English mathematician, philosopher

Historically, Josephus, many Christians and many Jews have added up all of the lengths of the various reigns and of the kings from Jeroboam to Zedekiah and then incorrectly deduced the length of time between them from this sum. This method is only a rough guess at the time from Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar, because it ignores coregencies where two successive kings have coincident regnal years (such as between Jehoshaphat and Jehoram 2 Kings 8:16), and it ignores periods where no king is available to take regnal years. The latter occurs when the first born son is too young to rule, as in the cases of Jehoash and Josiah, or when there is a protracted dispute over who should be king as in the cases of Jotham and Pekah. To this day (1999) no man had correctly interpreted the scriptures and deduced the correct chronology of the Kings of Judah and Israel. This was simply because nobody made the effort. When one considers the huge efforts made by God and many of his angelic sons for us, both in the past and on a daily basis in the present, one sees the gross and short sighted ingratitude of mankind to his creator and his creator's assistants clearly. For there is a wealth of information in the bible on this subject, more than enough to do this task. Have a look at a typical entry for a Judean King:

7 years old Jehoash was when he began to reign. In the 7th year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and for 40 years he reigned in Jerusalem and his mother’s name was Zibiah (2 Kings 11:21, 12:1)

We get the year he started, the length of his reign, his age at his accession and his mother’s name! But as usual the vital pieces that one needs to finish the puzzle are not immediately apparent.

We are therefore in the situation of the first year Cambridge mathematician who is looking at his tripos examination questions. He has to think and to work to get the correct answer, and he has to use every bit of information in the question, or he knows he has not got the examiner’s mind on the subject. Now the true God has put so much seemingly irrelevant information about these kings, such as their mothers names, their ages when they became king etc. that one is forced to conclude that the whole chronology of the kings is decipherable from the accounts. But more than that we know that there is a further symbolic meaning on top of this chronology! We have no idea what that is. However, even in the literal meaning, we again have to ask ourselves the standard type of bible decoders questions:

  1. Does the true God, who invented all language at Babel, have a problem with expressing himself here over a straight forward sequence of Kings?

  2. Has he forgotten perhaps to tell us about what was happening in Judah between King Amaziah who reigned for 29 years and King Azariah, his son, who only took over some 42 years after his father became king ?

  3. Does God have some kind of difficulty with counting?

If the reader can convince himself that the answer to the above three rhetorical questions is in the negative, then he is ready to wrestle with the angels and put the jigsaw together.

For the Judean Kings the statement: x years he reigned in Jerusalem, means that the king had x regnal years in Jerusalem.

For the Kings of Israel the statement: y years he reigned in Tirzah (or in Samaria), means that the king had y regnal years in Tirzah (or in Samaria).

Regnal years have to be associated with a place. If there is no place mentioned then the years are not regnal.
All Kings are the sons of the previous king unless otherwise stated

We assume that King Solomon’s last regnal year started in 997Nisan. We shall show this to be true later. Then we can count forwards as far as King Hezekiah with certainty as follows:

JUDAH     ISRAEL    
A = Accession year R =1st Regnal year R
Rehoboam
17 years he reigned in Jerusalem (1 Kings 14:21).
997  996  Jeroboam
The days that Jeroboam reigned were 22 years (1 Kings 14:20). Either 21 or 22 regnal years (not in a place).
997  996
Rehoboam’s death, last regnal year: 980           

The accession year of a king is his first regnal year only if:

[1]    No other king has had it as a regnal year and there was no dispute over who was king at the time
 of his accession. Or if

[2]    He is coregent with his father and he shares the regnal year with him.

Abijam (Abijah)
Acceded 18th of Jeroboam
In the 18th year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah. 3 years he reigned in Jerusalem (1 Kings 15:1,2). The last was 977 so the first was 979
979  979      
Asa
Acceded 20th of Jeroboam
In the 20th year of Jeroboam the king of Israel Asa reigned as king of Judah and 41 years he reigned in Jerusalem (1 Kings 15:9,10)
977  976      
      Nadab
Acceded 2nd of Asa
Became king over Israel in the 2nd year of Asa the king of Judah and he continued to reign over Israel 2 years (1 Kings 15:25)
Not regnal years, not in a place, so he probably did not get 975. He definitely got 974.
975  975
or
974
      Baasha (son of Ahijah) killed Nadab
Acceded 3rd of Asa
In the 3rd year of Asa the king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became King over all Israel in Tirzah for
24 years (1 Kings 15:33).
974  973
      Elah
Acceded 26th of Asa
In the 26th year of Asa the king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became King over Israel in Tirzah for 2 years (1 Kings 16:8).
Coregent with Baasha
shared regnal years 951 and 950.
951  951
      Zimri (not son), killed Elah
Acceded 27th of Asa
In the 27th year of Asa, the king of Judah, Zimri became king for 7 days in Tirzah (1 Kings 16:15).
950  n/a
      Omri (not son) ‘made king’ (Zimri killed himself)
But Israel was split. There was one part of the people that became followers of Tibni the son fo Ginath to make him king, and the other part followers of Omri (1 Kings 16:21).
950  
      The people that were following Omri overcame the people that were following Tibni, the son of Ginath. So that Tibni met death and Omri began to reign. In the 31st year of Asa the king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel for 12 years. In Tirzah he reigned 6 years (1 Kings 16:23)
Acceded 31st of Asa
12 years not regnal, not in a place 950-939
In Tirzah he reigned for 6 years 945-940
Purchased mountain for 2 talents of silver, called it Samaria, ruled there end of 940 and 939 (for 2 years = talents)
946  945
      Ahab
Acceded 38th of Asa
Ahab the son of Omri, he became king over Israel in the 38th year of Asa, the king of Judah. And Ahab the son of Omri continued to reign over Israel in Samaria for 22 years (1 Kings 16:29).
939  938
Asa died in the 41st year of his reigning (2 Chronicles 16:13)  i.e.  936          
Jehoshaphat
Acceded 4th of Ahab
As for Jehoshaphat the son of Asa, he became king over Judah in the 4th year of Ahab the king of Israel. Jehoshaphat was 35 years old when he began to reign and for 25 years he reigned in Jerusalem (1 Kings 22:41,42).
935  934      

The Seer had told Asa: From now on there will exist wars against you (2 Chronicles 26:9).

Jehoshaphat began to reign in place of him and to "make his position strong over Israel". This is possible evidence that he did not get 935 due to a dispute.

And he (Ahaziah) gradually died, according to the word of Jehovah that Elijah had spoken, and Jehoram, began to reign in place of him, in the 2nd year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah (2 Kings 1:17).

We know that Ahab died in 917, this being his 22nd regnal year. We know that Jehoram of Ahab acceded in that year because we read:

And it came about that as soon as Ahab died, the king of Moab began to revolt against the king of Israel. Consequently King Jehoram went out on that day from Samaria and mustered all Israel (2 Kings 3:5,6).

But Jehoram acceded in the 18th year of Jehoshaphat:

As for Jehoram the son of Ahab, he became king over Israel in Samaria in the 18th year of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, and he continued to reign for 12 years (2 Kings 3:1)

So the 18th of Jehoram was the 22nd of Jehoshaphat, so the first of Jehoshaphat was the 5th of Ahab which was 934. So Jehoshaphat definitely did not get 935 as a regnal year in Judah. Whereas Ahaziah acceded in the 17th of Jehoshaphat:

As for Ahaziah the son of Ahab, he became king over Israel in Samaria in the 17th year of Jehoshaphat and he continued to reign over Israel for two years (1 Kings 22:51).

So Ahaziah was coregent with Ahab for the two regnal years of 918 and 917. But we read:

Finally Ahab lay down with his forefathers and Ahaziah his son began to reign in place of him (1 Kings 22:40).

So Ahaziah died having fallen through a grating in his roof chamber (2 Kings 1) after Ahab was shot by an arrow whilst he was disguised (1 Kings 22). But both of these deaths were in 917.

      Ahaziah (son of Ahab)
Acceded 17th of Jehoshaphat
As for Ahaziah the son of Ahab, he became king over Israel in Samaria in the 17th year of Jehoshaphat and he continued to reign over Israel for 2 years (1 Kings 22:51).
2 coregent regnal year of 918 and 917 with Ahab
918 917
Jehoram inferior coregency
2nd of Jehoram was when Ahaziah died, 917
918        
      Jehoram (son of Ahab)
Acceded 18th of Jehoshaphat
As for Jehoram the son of Ahab, he became king over Israel in Samaria in the 18th year of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, and he continued to reign for 12 years (2 Kings 3:1)
12 regnal years in Samaria 916 to 905
917  916
Jehoram (son of Jehoshaphat) 
Acceded to full coregency in the
5th of Jehoram (son of Ahab)
In the 5th year of Jehoram the son of Ahab the king of Israel, while Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah became king. 32 years old he happened to be when he became king and for 8 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 8:16,17).
He was initially inferior coregent with his father.
912  912      
Ahaziah son of Jehoram
Acceded 11th year of Jehoram son of Ahab
It was in the 11th year of Jehoram the son of Ahab that Ahaziah became king over Judah (2 Kings 9:29).
906 905      

In the 12th year of Jehoram the son of Ahab, the king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram the king of Judah became king. 22 years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign and for 1 year he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 8:25,26)

In the 12th year of Jehoram son of Ahab (905) Ahaziah reigned for 1 year in Jerusalem. His reign was cut short by death from Jehu in that year. 

And Ahaziah the king of Judah himself saw it and took flight by the way of the garden house. Later Jehu went in pursuit of him and said: Him also strike him down! So they struck him down while in the chariot on the way up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he continued his flight to Megiddo and got to die there (2 Kings 9:27).

We know that Jehu had before this killed Jehoram of Ahab shooting him through the heart with an arrow whilst Ahaziah was still alive (2 Kings 9:21-24). But Jehoram of Ahab was killed in 905, his twelfth and last regnal year, and this was the last and only regnal year of Ahaziah of Judah, so both deaths were in 905. Elisha had just before this called one of the sons of the prophets and told him to anoint Jehu. He did this saying:

I do anoint you as king over Jehovah's people, that is over Israel. And you must strike down the house of Ahab your Lord (2 Kings 9:6).

Then Ahab's servants blew the horn and said: Jehu has become king! (2 Kings 9:13). So the order of events all of which occurred in 905 was the Elisha asked one of the sons of the prophets to anoint Jehu as king of Israel and executioner of the house of Ahab. Jehu was so anointed, then he killed Jehoram and then he killed Ahaziah.

      Jehu son of Nimshi (killed Jehoram)
The days that Jehu had reigned over Israel were 28 years in Samaria (2 Kings 10:36).
905  904
Athaliah (granddaughter of Omri)
And he continued with her (his nursing woman) at the house of Jehovah in hiding for 6 years while Athaliah was reigning over the land. And in the 7th Jehoida sent and took the chiefs of hundreds.. (2 Kings 11:3).
And he continued with them in the house of the God hidden for 6 years, while Athaliah was ruling as queen over the land (2 Chronicles 22:12).
905  904      
Jehoash son of Ahaziah
Acceded when 7 years old
Acceded 7th of Athaliah
Acceded 7th of Jehu
In the 7th year of Jehu, Jehoash became king, and for 40 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 12:1).
In the 7th year (of Athaliah) Jehoida sent and took the chiefs of hundreds of the Carian bodyguard and brought them to himself at the house of Jehovah...so they made him king and anointed him (2 Kings 11:4-12)
898  897      

The last, the 28th regnal year of Jehu, was 877. So someone else or no-one had 876, the 7th of Athaliah, which the bible refers to as such, was 898. So Jehoash had 897 as his first regnal year.

      Jehoahaz son of Jehu
Acceded 23rd of Jehoash
In the 23rd year of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah the king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria for 17 years (2 Kings 13:1)
No reason to stop 875 being regnal
875 875
      Jehoash son of Jehoahaz 
Acceded 37th of Jehoash son of Ahaziah
In the 37th year of Jehoash the king of Judah, Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz, became king over Israel in Samaria for 16 years (2 Kings 13:10).
861  858

There is nothing to indicate full coregency between Jehoahaz and Jehoash such as the terms ‘over all Israel’ and ‘over Israel’ as in the case of Baasha and Elah. No coregency is explicitly stated as with Jehoshaphat and Jehoram. If Jehoash and Jehoahaz had been fully coregent then the first regnal year of Jehoash would have been 860, so the second would have been 859. So Amaziah and Jehoash of Judah would have had to have been fully coregent in 858, the 40th year of Jehoash in which he was murdered by Jozacar and Jehozabad, his servants. We read of Amaziah:

And it came about that as soon as the kingdom had become firm in his hand, he began to strike down his servants that had struck down the king, his father (2 Kings 14:5).

Since it took a while for his kingdom to become firm, and since his father was murdered by his father’s servants who then became his servants, it is apparent that he was not fully coregent with his father. If he had been his kingdom would have been firm already, and his servants would not have felt the need to kill the father in order to change the king.

Therefore Jehoash and Jehoahaz were not fully coregent. So Jehoash’s regnal years had to wait until those of Jehoahaz ended in 859.

Jozacar and Jehozabad and conspirators took 857 or at least prevented Amaziah from getting it as a regnal year.

Last regnal year of Jehoash  858          
Amaziah
Acceded 2nd of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz
In the 2nd year of Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz the king of Israel, Amaziah, the son of Jehoash the king of Judah, became king. 25 years old he happened to be when he began to reign and for 29 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 14:1,2).
857  856      
      Jehoash dies 843    
      Jeroboam II
Acceded 15th of Amaziah
In the 15th year of Amaziah the son of Jehoash the king of Judah, Jeroboam, the sons of Jehoash the king of Israel became king in Samaria for 41 years (2 Kings 14:23).
No reason to stop 842 being regnal
842  842
29th regnal year = 15 years after the death of Jehoash of Jehoahaz   828      

And Amaziah the son of Jehoash the king of Judah continued to live after the death of Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz the king of Israel for 15 years (2Kings 14:17).

Finally Jehoash lay down with his forefathers, and Jereboam himself sat upon his throne. In turn Jehoash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel (2 Kings 13:13).
There appears to be no reason why 842 could not have been regnal for Jeroboam II.

Jerusalem conspirators for the years 827 to 816 !!! Possibly not in David’s line, and hence not mentioned in the bible (as far as we can see). There was a conspiracy against Amaziah in Jerusalem, he was put to death in Lachish (2 Chronicles 25:27).

Azariah = Uzziah
Acceded 27th of Jeroboam
In the 27th year of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah the king of Judah became king. 16 years old he happened to be when he began to reign, and for 52 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 15:1,2).
816  815      
      801-778?? No King named.     
      Zechariah son of Jeroboam 
Acceded 38th of Azariah
In the 38th year of Azariah the king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in Samaria for 6 months (2 Kings 15:8).
777  777?
      Shallum (killed Zechariah)
Acceded 39th of Azariah
As for Shallum the son of Jabesh, he became king in the 39th year of Uzziah the king of Judah, and he continued to reign for a full lunar month in Samaria (2 Kings 15:13).
777  777?
      Menahem (Killed Shallum) 
Acceded 39th of Azariah
In the 39th year of Azariah the king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi became king over Israel for 10 years in Samaria (2 Kings 15:17).
777  776
      766??
Pekahiah son of Menahem
Acceded 50th of Azariah
In the 50th year of Azariah the king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem became king over Israel in Samaria for 2 years (2 Kings 15:27).
Struck down in 764, so 765 & 764 were his.
766  765
      Pekah (killed Pekahiah)
Acceded 52nd of Azariah
In the 52nd year of Azariah, the king of Judah, Pekah, the son of Remaliah, became king over Israel in Samaria for 20 years (2 Kings 15:27).
764  763
Jotham 
Acceded 2nd of Pekah
In the 2nd year of Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel, Jotham, the son of Uzziah, the king of Judah, became king. 25 years old he happened to be when he began to reign, and for 16 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 15:32,33).
762 762      
Ahaz 
Acceded 17th of Pekah
In the 17th year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham the king of Judah became king. 20 years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and for 16 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 16:1,2).
747  743      

Hoshea the son of Elah, formed a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah and struck him and put him to death, and he began to reign in place of him in the 20th year of Jotham the son of Uzziah (2 Kings 15:30)

Hoshea begins to reign in the 20th year of Jotham, a man who only had 16 regnal years, so the last 4 must have been non regnal due to a dispute. Now the 20th of Jotham was the 21st of Pekah at the least, but of course Pekah died in his 20th year. So Pekah died in the 19th year of Jotham at the most. So Hoshea's first 'accession' was one year after Pekah was killed, in the 20th of Jotham or 743. But Hoshea did not get any regnal years as king over Israel in Samaria until the 12th year of Ahaz. So he must have begun to reign non comprehensively until the 12th year of Ahaz. The first of Jotham was 762 so the 20th was 743, but Pekah was killed in his 20th which was 744, which was Jotham’s 19th.

And Uzziah the king continued to be a leper until the day of his death, and he kept dwelling in a house exempt from duties, as a leper; for he had been severed from the house of Jehovah, while Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land (2 Chronicles 26:21).

So there was no coregency between Uzziah and Jotham. Jotham judged but Uzziah ruled in his leprosy.

Now Jotham: Continued to do what was right in Jehovah’s eyes whereas his son Ahaz: Did not do what was right in the eyes of Jehovah his God. Therefore Jotham should not have yielded a coregency to his son, a wrongdoer in Jehovah’s eyes, because this would have not been right in Jehovah’s eyes. As regards the end of Jotham’s reign we read:

In those days Jehovah started to send against Judah, Rezin the King of Assyria and Pekah the son of Remaliah. Finally Jotham lay down with his forefathers and was buried with his forefathers in the city of David his forefather; and Ahaz his son began to reign in place of him (2 Kings 15:37,38).

Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign… Consequently Jehovah, his God, gave him into the hand of the king of Syria, so that they struck him and carried off from him a great number of captives and brought them to Damascus. And into the hand of the king of Israel he was given, so that he struck him with a great slaughter. Accordingly Pekah, the son of Remaliah killed in Judah 120,000 in one day, all valiant men, because of their leaving Jehovah the God of their forefathers (2 Chron 28:1-6).

So Pekah was disputing the throne of Judah in the coregency period between Jotham and Ahaz. Jotham’s 16th regnal year was 747 and Ahaz acceded in 747, but Pekah’s last year, 744, was not a regnal year of Jotham (his last was his 16th), so neither was it a regnal year of Ahaz. Furthermore 743 is called ‘the 20th year of Jotham’ which is saying that Jotham is reigning again, which he would be doing once Pekah is out of the way. Likewise his coregent son would be reigning. So Ahaz’s first regnal year is 743. So neither Jotham nor Ahaz had 746 745, 744 as regnal years, Pekah, the tail end of a smoking log, prevented it.

Do not be afraid, and do not let your heart itself be timid because of the two tail ends of these smoking logs, because of the hot anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah (Isaiah 7:4)

      Pekah killed by Hoshea: 744    
      Hoshea
Acceded 20th Jotham but not in Samaria, no regnal years yet.
Hoshea the son of Elah, formed a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah and struck him and put him to death, and he began to reign in place of him in the 20th year of Jotham the son of Uzziah (2 Kings 15:30)
743  
      Hoshea
Acceded 12th Ahaz
In the 12th year of Ahaz the king of Judah, Hoshea the son of Elah became king in Samaria over Israel for 9 years (2 Kings 17:1).
732  731
Hezekiah
Acceded 3rd of Hoshea
It came about in the 3rd year of Hoshea the son of Elah the king of Israel, that Hezekiah, the son of Ahaz, the king of Judah became king. 25 years old he happened to be when he began to reign, and for 29 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:1,2).
729  728      

Since Hezekiah acceded in the 15th year of Ahaz (12+3), it is apparent that the two were coregent, since Ahaz had 16 regnal years. This was a full coregency because the 4th year of Hezekiah was the 7th year of Hoshea which was 725:

And it came about in the 4th year of king Hezekiah, that is the 7th year of Hoshea the son of Elah the king of Israel, that Shalmaneser the king of Assyria, came up against Samaria and began to lay siege to it (2 Kings 18:9).

So Hezekiah's first regnal year was 728 which was the 16th of Ahaz. So Ahaz reigned intermittently from 747 to 728, a period of 20 years with 19 temporal steps:

Shall the shadow actually go forward ten steps or should it go back ten steps…At that Isaiah the prophet began to call out to Jehovah, and he made the shadow that had gone down gradually go back on the steps, that is on the steps of Ahaz, ten steps backward (2 Kings 20:9-11).

Ahaz  Ahaz
Jotham  Hezekiah
Azariah  Manasseh
Amaziah  Amon
Jehoash  Josiah
Ahaziah  Jehoahaz
Jehoram  Russell
Jehoshaphat  Rutherford
Asa  Knorr
Abijam  Franz
Rehoboam  Ritchie
Solomon Jesus

But we not only take a year for a step. We also take a step for a king, ruling in God's shadow. King David said:

How precious your loving-kindness is, Oh God! And in the shadow of your wings the sons of men themselves take refuge (Psalm 36:7).
10 kings counting backwards then Solomon and the combined Kingdom. 10 kings counting forwards, then Jesus in the combined Kingdom of God (heavenly and earthly). 

Rutherford was the second president of FDS3, the third true Christian religion, (the Watchtower), he was the first president to preside in 1918Nisan when FDS3 was appointed exclusively over all of Abraham's seed (Jesus' belongings). But Russell was the president on 1914Tishri15 when the Gentile Times ended. Now became the king sitting on David's throne on 1914Tishri, for he is a covenant son of Jacob being the mediator of the 1NC. But Russell was the 12 apostle of the 1NC and was Jesus flesh from 1884Heshvan21 onwards. So the minute Jesus became the king of the sons of the ICC, Russell was his vassal on earth and his flesh. In fact Jesus was sitting on David's throne through Russell at the end of the Gentile Times.

Knorr, Franz & Henschel were the next three presidents, of the Watchtower. Then on 1995Tishri15 (12/13 October), the Watchtower was rejected by Jesus. And on 1995Tishri18 (15/16 October), the Lords' Witnesses were appointed over all of Jacob's seed of the JAC, all of the saints, who are Jesus' belongings. The Watchtower did not lose its water baptism however until 2001Heshvan7. So Henschel was king over the sons of the ICC from his appointment by the Governing Body (but not by Jesus, who needed a 1NC saint for that job) on 1992Chislev30 until he resigned on 2000Heshvan11. Henschel could not be a vassal of Jesus and was therefore a vassal of Satan. Jesus was directly the king over the sons of the ICC in the Watchtower from the death of Franz until they lost their water baptism. He had no appointed vassal over them from 1992Chislev22 until 2000Elul16 when Gordon who was sanctified in 1992Chislev30, the day that Henschel was appointed, became the head of the sons of the ICC in the LWs, by virtue of Tony joining us. So Gordon is the 10th JAC vassal king over the sons of the ICC after Ahaz. Charles Russell was the first JAC vassal king over the sons of the ICC after Jehoahaz. The president of Laodicea, rules for too short a time to get a regnal year.

And it came about in the 4th year of King Hezekiah, that is the 7th year of Hoshea, the son of Elah, the king of Israel, that Shalmanezer, the king of Assyria, came up against Samaria and began to lay siege to it. And they got to capture it at the end of 3 years, in the 6th year of Hezekiah, that is the 9th year of Hoshea the king of Israel, Samaria was captured (2 Kings 18:9,10).

These years were 725 to 723. So Samaria and the Kings of Israel fell in 723N-722N, in the 9th year of Hoshea, to Shalmanezer of Assyria.

From Hezekiah to Zedekiah:

Last (29th) regnal year of Hezekiah: 700

And in the 14th year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and proceeded to seize them (2Kings 19:29).

And I shall certainly add 15 years to your days, and out of the palm of the king of Assyria I shall deliver you and this city (2Kings 20:6).

Sennacherib was not the outright king of Assyria in the 14th year of Hezekiah, 715, Sargon II was (Sennacherib was his son).

Accordingly the King of Assyria laid upon Hezekiah the King of Judah 300 silver talents and thirty gold talents. Therefore Hezekiah gave all the silver that was to be found at the house of Jehovah and in the treasures of the King’s house (2 Kings 18:14,15).

These silver talents are years. All of the years of existence of both of the houses until that day. Having assumed that the last, the 40th, regnal year of Solomon is 997, we have the first as 1036.

In the 4th year the house of Jehovah had its foundation laid, in the lunar month of Ziv, and in the 11th year, in the lunar month of Bul, that is the 8th month, the house was finished (1 Kings 6:37,38).

And his own house Solomon built in 13 years (1 Kings 7:1)

And it came about at the end of 20 years in which Solomon built the two houses, the house of Jehovah and the house of the king (1 Kings 9:10).

So the temple was started in 1033 BC and completed in 1026Heshvan, and the king's house was started in 1026 BC and completed in 1014 BC. 1033 BC to 1014 BC is 20 years counting inclusively. So both houses were in existence in 1014 BC.

1014 BC to 715 BC is 300 years counting inclusively.

Hezekiah had 29 regnal years. So Manasseh’s first regnal year was 699, he was Hezekiah's son and there was no nation of Israel to challenge for the throne, so he would have taken over on his father's death (we presume), as would Amon his son (we presume). But not Josiah his son, who was too young at the time of his father's death.

Manasseh
12 years old was Manasseh when he began to reign, and for 55 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 21:1)
700  699
Last 54th/55th regnal year of Manasseh 645  
Amon
22 years old was Amon when he began to reign, and for two years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 21:19). 
645  644

Amon became king aged 22 like Ahaziah. Ahaziah’s son Jehoash did not reign until he was 7, in the 7th year after his father's death. Likewise there must have been a similar gap between Amon and Josiah, who didn’t reign until he was 8 years old. Amon was killed by conspirators, then the people of the land killed the conspirators and made Josiah king (2Chronicles 33:24,25).

The word that occurred to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, that is, the first year of Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon; which Jeremiah the prophet spoke concerning all the people of Judah and concerning all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying:

From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, the king of Judah, and down to this day, these twenty-three years the word of Jehovah has occurred to me, and I kept speaking to you people, rising up early and speaking, but you did not listen (Jeremiah 25:1-3).

First year of Nebuchadnezzar = 604, so 13th year of Josiah was 626, normally these things are an inclusive count. E.g. Jesus was in grave for 3 days even though he rose on the third day, and the three year siege was from 9th year of Zed to 11th, etc. So the first regnal year of Josiah was 638, so his accession was 639 when he was 8, so his first year was 646, so he was born in 647.

Josiah
8 years old was Josiah when he began to reign, and for 31 years he reigned in Jerusalem
(2 Kings 22:1).
639  638
31 regnal years, last regnal year 608  
Jehoahaz
Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in place of his father. 23 years old was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and for 3 months he reigned in Jerusalem
(2 Kings 23:30.31).
   
3 months  608  
Jehoiakim 
25 years old was Jehoiakim when he began to reign, and for 11 years he reigned in Jerusalem. (2 Kings 23:31-36).
608 607
11 regnal year, last regnal year 597 597   

His 4th regnal was 604 which was the first of Nebuchadnezzar

Twenty-three years old was Jehoahaz when he began to reign, and for three months he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah. And he began to do what was bad in Jehovah's eyes, according to all that forefathers of his had done.
And Pharaoh Nechoh got to put him in bonds at Riblah in the land of Hamath, to keep him from reigning in Jerusalem, and then imposed a fine upon the land of a hundred silver talents and a gold talent
.
Furthermore, Pharaoh Nechoh made Eliakim the son of Josiah king in place of Josiah his father and changed his name to Jehoiakim; and Jehoahaz he took and then brought to Egypt, where he eventually died. And the silver and the gold Jehoiakim gave to Pharaoh. Only he taxed the land, to give the silver at the order of Pharaoh.
According to each one's individual tax rate he exacted the silver and the gold from the people of the land, to give it to Pharaoh Nechoh.
Twenty-five years old was Jehoiakim when he began to reign, and for eleven years he reigned in Jerusalem.
(2 Kings 23:31-36).

So Jehoahaz was stopped from reigning by Nechoh, so no one was reigning for a period and then Jehoiakim had 11 regnal years starting in 607. Jehoiakim was not a vassal of Jehovah because he was a vassal of Pharaoh Nechoh, being chosen by him and paying him an annual tribute. Now Jesus has said, when asked on his views about paying tax:

Pay back Caesar's things to Caesar, but God's things to God. And they began to marvel at him (Mark 12:17).
So if Pharaoh is getting the tax, then he is Caesar, not God. So God relinquished his Kingship of Judah at the accession of Jehoiakim, who was no longer a vassal of the Almighty, but rather a vassal of Egypt.

Technical note

It is helpful to realise that Gedaliah (who is believed by the Watchtower to be the last King of Judah) was the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan the secretary of Josiah, the son of Azaliah the son of Meshullam. And that Josiah commanded Hilkiah the high priest and Ahikam and Shaphan, saying:

Go enquire of Jehovah in my own behalf.. (2 Chronicles 34:21).

So it looks like Gedaliah was a Levite. Certainly there is no obvious evidence that he was from Judah. Hence he cannot have sat on David’s throne. - End Technical Note.

Furthermore the king of Egypt made Eliakim, his brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim, but his brother Jehoahaz, Necho took and brought to Egypt (2 Chronicles 36:4).

Nechoh changed the ‘el’ in his name to ‘Jeho’. He substituted God for Jehovah, a Satanic deception designed to legitimise a vassal of his, making Eliakim appear to be a vassal of the true God, which he wasn’t. This change would have been made to pacify the 'people of the land’, who had chosen his brother Jehoahaz, in Nechoh’s absence.

Jehoiachin
18 years old was Jehoiachin when he began to reign, and for 3 months he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 24:8).
18 years old was Jehoiachin when he began to reign, and for 3 months and 10 days he reigned in Jerusalem; and he continued to do what was bad in Jehovah's eyes. (2 Chronicles 36:9 NWT)
Taken to Babylon by the King of Babylon in 8th year of Nebuchadnezzar, i.e. 597 (2Kings 24:12).
The Babylonian Chronicles establish that Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem the first time on 2 Adar (16 March) 597 BC. - D. J. Wiseman, Chronicles of Chaldean Kings in the British Museum (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1956).
This confirms that the 11th regnal year of Jehoiakim was 597, which confirms that his first was 607.
He was to be the last King of Judah -
30 This is what Jehovah has said, 'Write down this man as childless [from a royal perspective during his lifetime], as an able-bodied man who will not have any success in his days; for from his offspring not a single one will have any success, sitting upon the throne of David and ruling anymore in Judah.' (Jeremiah 22 NWT)
He was the father of Shealtiel, the father of Zerubbabel the post exilic governor, but not the king of Judah. He was also a paternal ancestor of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1)
597  
Zedekiah
21 years old was Zedekiah when he began to reign, and for 11 years he reigned in Jerusalem (2 Kings 24:18).
597  596
11th year of Zedekiah (19th of Nebuchadnezzar) 
The siege of Jerusalem began on January 15, 588 and continued until July 18, 586, when the famine was so severe the people were cooking and eating their own children (Lamentations 4:9-10). The invaders broke through the walls and took the city, looting and destroying the houses and finally burning the temple on August 14, 586 (586Ab10) - The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: Old Testament
  586

The word that occurred to Jeremiah from Jehovah in the tenth year of Zedekiah the king of Judah, that is, the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar (Jeremiah 32:1).

History has the first regnal year of Nebuchadnezzar (Nebuchadrezzar) as 604, The Assyrian Eponym Chronicle has a campaign by Shalmanezer against somewhere from the year 725 until 723 for 3 years. The Babylonian Chronicle has the main event of Shalmanezer’s reign as the destruction of Samaria (Cambridge Ancient History CAH). Shalmanezer acceded in 727 and had 722 as his last regnal year. The Babylonian Chronicle has his dying in 722Tebeth. (CAH). So from this we deduce that Samaria fell in the last year of the siege, namely the year 723N to 722N. Necho acceded in 610 (CAH).

And it came about in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, that is, the seventh year of Hoshea the son of Elah the king of Israel, that Shalmaneser the king of Assyria came up against Samaria and began to lay siege to it.

And they got to capture it at the end of three years; in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is, the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Israel, Samaria was captured (2 Kings 18:9,10).

Taking 723 BC as the year in which Samaria fell, the above Chronology can be used to deduce that Solomon’s last regnal year was 997 BC.

So now the Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Biblical Chronologies are synchronised !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_of_Kings (Ptolemy)

Babylonian King  Berossus  Ptolemy  BCE
Nabopolassar  21 years 21 years 625-605
Nebuchadnezzar 43 years 43 years 604-562
Evilmerodach 2 years 2 years 561-560
Neriglissar  4 years 4 years 559-556
Labashi-Marduk 9 months n/a 556
Nabonidus  17 years 17 years 555-539

27 And it came about in the 37th year of the exile of Jehoiachin the king of Judah, in the 12th month, on the 27th day of the month, that Evil-merodach the king of Babylon, in year to reign of the first [his first regnal year], raised up the head of Jehoiachin the king of Judah out of the house of detention; (2 Kings 25 NWT)

Assyrian King  CAH
Tiglath Pileser III  744 - 727
Shalmanezer  726 - 722
Sargon II 721 - 705
Sennacherib 

704 - 681

Esarhaddon  680 - 669
Ashurbanipal  669 - 635
Fall of Assyria           609

HAE: History of Ancient Egypt
COP: Chronicle of the Pharaohs
CAH: Cambridge Ancient History

Egyptian Event HAE Rawlinson COP Clayton  CAH
Pharoah Nechoh accession 612/610 610  610
Defeats Josiah at Meggido  608    609
Pharoah Nechoh dies  596  595 595

The 390 error years of Israel in Ezekiel4: The easy way to get from Solomon to Zedekiah

See U16.