Bible Characters – Old Testament Kings

Abimelech, King of Gerar

Abimelech wants Sarah for himself. Abraham lies and says Sarah is his sister. God speaks to Abimelech and preservers his innocence.

Cyrus, King of Persia

Cyrus united the Persians and Medes under one kingdom and eventually even conquered Babylon, Syria, and Palestine.


An overview of David's amazing life, from his beginnings as a shepherd to his becoming king. (By Mary Jane Chaignot)


As the second king of Israel, David established Jerusalem as Israel's capital and religious center. (By Margaret Foerster)


Hezekiah was 25 years old when he inherited the throne and reigned in Jerusalem for 29 years. Hezekiah was a very good King.


Josiah was 8 years old when he became king, and he reigned for 37 years. Josiah was the last king before the exile.He destroyed all pagan idols and altars and insisted his people worship the one God.

King Ahasuerus

Another name for King Ahasuerus is Ahasuerus of the Septuagint.


Manasseh was the king of southern Judea. He was known for his idol worship and lack of faith in Yahweh.


Like Abraham, king Melchizedek believes in the supreme God who created all and given Abraham the victory. In the name of God, the Most High, Melchizedek blesses Abraham.


Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was a successful leader in terms of military endeavors, building projects, and increasing the prosperity of his kingdom.


Saul's rebellion and impatience led to Yahweh's rejection of his kingship.


God loved Solomon. David's final advice to Solomon was that he should be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, so that you may prosper.

Bible Characters