Old Testament: The Divided Kingdom Details and Events about the Divided Kingdom becoming two nations: Israel and Judah.
A Brief Overview Of The Divided Kingdom
After Solomon, the fame and fortunes of Israel went
downhill. The nation rebelled against God and his laws. God
might have destroyed Israel had He not promised to Abraham
a redeemer and He still planned to use the house of David
When Solomon died a civil war broke out as Solomon`s sons
and generals fought over the throne. Rehoboam had his
fathers blessing to be the new king, but Jeroboam had more
military influence. In the end, Rehoboam took the southern
half of the country and called it "Judah". Jeroboam took
the northern half and kept the name Israel. Each claimed to
be God`s chosen king.