Old Testament Kings
    Footnotes

    “Old Testament Kings,” Friend, Mar. 1990, 23

    Old Testament Kings

    Crossword puzzle

    Across

    1. Good king who restored temple; read scriptures to people (See 2 Kgs. 22–23:2)

    2. King of Persia; let Jews return to Jerusalem to build temple (see Ezra 1:1–4)

    3. King of Salem (Jerusalem); priest to whom Abraham gave tithing (See Gen. 14:18; Heb. 7:1-2.)

    4. Evil king who ruled Israel for ten years (see 2 Kgs. 15:17–18.)

    5. Son of Abijam; his “heart was perfect with the Lord all his days” (See 1 Kgs. 15:8, 14.)

    6. Evil son of Jeroboam [I]; reigned only two years before being slain by Baasha (See 1 Kgs. 15:25–27.)

    Down

    1. Wicked son of Jeroboam [II]; reigned only six months before being slain by Shallum (See 2 Kgs. 15:8–10.)

    2. Also called Jehoram; son of Jehoshaphat; ancestor of Jesus Christ (See 2 Kgs. 8:16; 1 Chr. 3:10–11; Matt. 1:1, 8.)

    3. Sheperd who killed Goliath; ruler of all Israel (See 1 Sam. 17:15–50; 2 Sam. 5:1–3.)

    4. Good king; life lengthened fifteen years by Lord (See 2 Kgs. 18:1; 2 Kgs. 20:1–11.)

    5. King of Judah; told of coming of Christ (Immanuel) (See 2 Kgs. 16:1; Isa. 7:10–14.)

    6. Son of David; given gift of wisdom and understanding by God (See 1 Kgs. 2:11–12; 1 Kgs. 4:29–34.)

    7. Wicked king; brought in false prophets whom Elijah disproved with fire coming from water (See 1 Kgs. 16:29; 1 Kgs. 18:17–40.)

    Answers:

    • Across—(2) Josiah, (6) Cyrus, (8) Melchizedek, (9)Menahem, (11) Asa, (12) Nadab; Down—(1) Zachariah, (2) Joram, (3) David, (4) Hezekiah, (5) Ahaz, (7) Solomon, (10) Ahab.