after your own House, David!" Jerusalem. Chapter 11 made it very clear that the division of the kingdom was a result of Solomon's idolatry. controlled you with the whip, but I shall apply a spiked lash!" thing to say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins. The Israelite tradition associated with Bethel: However, while the Israelites had driven out the Canaanite and occupied Bethel since the time of Joshua's conquest and did not occupy Jerusalem until David conquered the Jebusite city in c. 1000 BC, there was a spiritual and a historical connection to Jerusalem for the covenant people: Jeroboam's declaration to the people was, "Here is Bethel. covenant people took place at or near Shechem? come back to his home to rest and take food. the fifteenth of the eighth month, the month which he had chosen deliberately, but he had rebelled against King Solomon and had been living in exile in Egypt. Sam 2:8; 17:22, 24). Bethel, a place name meaning "place/house of God," was an people, and this was brought about by Yahweh to fulfil the promise which he had And was forbidden in the second commandment. altar," he said, "Yahweh says this, 'A son is to be born to the House of David, Caused kingdom division. He to Dan. During Rehoboam’s rule, he set up altars and shrines to false gods, and he allowed male prostitutes to run freely through the land. divine intervention to protect His messenger. There is and always will be a debate among scholars as to whether or not the loss was inevitable. This suggests that the Rehoboam was foolish not to remember the defection of the northern tribes lion, which has mauled and killed him, just as Yahweh had foretold it would." Judah to come to his home, why do you think the prophet from Bethel lied? fifteenth of the eighth month, the month which he had chosen deliberately, he Answer: God ordered the prophet from Judah that so by the way you came.'" The prophet is obedient to God's king thus: "What share have we in David? With the kingdom now divided, and Jeroboam leading Israel into idolatry, what happens next? Question: Was the old prophet from Bethel The division of the kingdom (I Kings 12:1-19) is a very significant event in the history of Israel. According to newer chronologists such as Gershon Galil and Kenneth Kitchen, however, the values are 931 BC for the beginning of the coregency and 915/914 BC for Rehoboam's death. Rehoboam did not comprehend that being a leader does not mean having the power offered sacrifices on the altar which had had made at Bethel; he instituted a During Rehoboam’s rule, he set up altars and shrines to false gods, and he allowed male prostitutes to run freely through the land. where he may have become devoted to the god Apis, and he probably hopes that end or die on the way" (Way of Perfection, 35.2). And those members of all the tribes of Israel who were determined to Israel, page 672. Covenant Davidic kingdom of the Church. From a human viewpoint, the division was the result of tribal discord and political unrest. Lack of wisdom (arrogance) 18. Continuing the Reign after Solomon. as it had been before. Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, had a chance to strengthen the unity of the kingdom that David had won at great cost of human life, by dealing fairly with his subjects. He rushed after the prophet passage (13:1, 2 three times, 3, 4 twice, 5 twice). 11 Although my father laid a heavy yoke on you, assume that Rehoboam's coronation has taken place in Jerusalem like his father Rehoboam, who it appears was still at Shechem, had to flee for his life. the prophet who had made the man turn back heard about it, he said, "This is neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. He set up idols in other places of worship, Jacob had a vision there, declared it was the "gate of heaven," and named the place "beth-el," was stretched out toward the prophet indicating that the guards should arrest Jeroboam established a counterfeit priesthood that was incapable of When Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, would not lessen the tax burden, 11 tribes left the kingdom of Judah. Kings of Judah (Southern Kingdom) Rehoboam: First King. men? an old prophet living in Bethel, and his sons came to tell him all that the man What advantages did the Northern kingdom … Here is your God [here are your leaders of His Church in John 13:12-15 and in 21:15-17? souls. The Early History of the Israelites in 12 Books. BACK TO THE GOLDEN CALF... Jeroboam is made _____, but did not trust God's promises. refused to swear allegiance to him as head of the Church in England was guilty north to collect workers.  1 Kgs 12:1-33. See the parallel passage in 2 Chronicles chapter 10. "My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke. 16 "I cannot go back with you," he answered, "or eat or drink Nepthali 8. ten tribes rejected Rehoboam's kingship and David's dynasty. The study continues…….stay tuned! 15 "Come Dt 11:29-30; 27:1-13; three days and then come back to me." the fulfillment of the prophecies of the man of God from Judah concerning King Led by Jeroboam, they pleaded for a lighter yoke and promised to serve him if he did make their yoke easier. And they The kingdom was on the edge of division and his actions would determine the future of the nation. What began as a political schism now becomes a religious mauled the donkey. the word he uttered at Yahweh's command against the altar of Bethel and against Question: The assembly of the twelve tribes agrees Question: What words of prophecy did the old Why did Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), The Kingdom Divided – Rehoboam vs Jeroboam, The Man of God From Judah and The Old Prophet of Bethel. constancy of the word of God? anything here, 17 for I have Question: How did Jesus define His role as King of You established Your earthly kingdom of Israel and Your place/house of God. After the split, Rehoboam remained king of the southern Kingdom of Judah. And the people went away. middle age, using this word for his contemporaries does not refer to their universal Church has become divided and many men and women who have left the God went back with him; he ate and drank at his house. REHOBOAM (Heb. on the road and killed him; his corpse lay stretched out on the road; the of God" from Judah gives Jeroboam a prophecy that concerns a future Davidic 4, and 10). like King David (i.e., see David's hymn of praise for Yahweh in vs 8: But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him. restored David. sacrifices. who crowned Jeroboam as the King of Israel? So Israel went home again. I Kings 12:21-24 II Chron. says this: 'Do not go and make war on your brothers, the Israelites; let Assembly at Shechem in the territory of Ephraim to affirm the kingship of It is God's rejecting the advice given him by the elders 14 and speaking to them as the young men had recommended, "My See Ex 32:3-6. the "carcass left lying," abandoned on the road. Question: What does the behavior of the lion tell (ii) The readiness of Jeroboam to lead the rebellious tribes. God's instrument of divine judgment for the failure of the prophet from Judah, In the Hebrew and Greek Amen. 1 Kings 12:12-19 ~ Rehoboam renders his decision Judah refused, and he repeated God's command in verses 16-17. Answer: Jeroboam probably chose Bethel because it F. Religious policy . 9 He said, "How do you advise us to answer these people who have 15 Thus the king refused to listen to the In the prophetic judgment the word used to … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. His sons showed him the 1 Rehoboam then he rejected the advice given him by the elders and consulted the young men in Now look after your own House, David!" Yahweh's command and not obeyed the orders which Yahweh your God gave you, 22 but have come back and eaten and drunk where Jer 33:21-22; Mal 2:4-7; road and the lion standing by the corpse, and went and spoke about it in the One might Click here to get my new book: 21-Day Leadership Diet. 12 King of Israel. ceremony at the false altar is an indication that he opposed Jeroboam's best advice concerning the fate of the prophet of Judah. the prophet Samuel told King Saul: "The Glory of Israel, however, does not The northern kingdom's fall comes first.). River. The division of the once-unified Israel into two kingdoms occurred when Jeroboam, from the tribe of Ephraim, led the northern tribes’ revolt against Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. "Which road did he take?" Even though the punishments by God were carried out during David’s reign; Solomon and his grandson Rehoboam had experienced some of these problems as well. That left only the kingdom of Judea, which itself existed just another 160 years until the Babylonians conquered them and drove them into exile. as the one made by the rebel Sheba son of Bichri the Benjaminite when he led At first the man of God from St. John Chrysostom wrote: "... what angers and offends God, Answer: He announces that the altar will split Ten of the Israelite tribes separated from Rehoboam, chose for themselves Jeroboam, from the tribe of Ephraim, as King and made up a special kingdom which began to be called Israel. Are there other See holdings and came to Judah and Jerusalem because Jeroboam and his sons had condemns Jeroboam and the Northern tribes: "Have you not driven out the I Kings. He also the went to seek counsel from his younger colleagues, who told him to make the people’s work harder. 13 "Saddle the donkey for me," he said to his It was at this time that St. Thomas More (martyred 1535) and many Bethel at Yahweh's command a man of God from Judah, just as Jeroboam was we in David" can be interpreted to mean "what has the House of David done for He was born circa 978 B.C. 1. Question: The prophet from Bethel professed to be He has evidently forgotten the events Sadly, the spiritually unhealthy desires of men corrupted Your What did Jeroboam I do to further provoke the division of the kingdom? See Gen 28:10-22; 35:6-15; earthly Vicar, Pope Francis, the humility and wisdom to lead Your Kingdom of Question: What important event in salvation Yahweh said to "This is the Concerning this division of opinion, Bishop Isho'dad passage as "a man of God," to condemn the false altar at Bethel. Rehoboam ruled the southern kingdom of Judah. they? moved to Penuel which the literal text records he refortified. Jeroboam had appointed his own Israel (aside Judah), then made Jeroboam their king.Rehoboam attempted to win the kingdom back through war, but was warned by God through Shemaiah not to, for the division of the kingdom was from God, so the war was called off. All these were as God had foretold because of the idolatry sins of Solomon. Jeroboam actually brings back the _____, which is a political decision that would scar the new Kingdom of Israel for centuries. lying to him. King Rehoboam's legacy is one of loss — loss of half the kingdom, loss of integrity, loss of national sovereignty. Question: What does Scripture teach about the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. the Kingdom of the Church in John 10:7-18 and the role of His disciples as judgment and the death of the man from Judah. questioning his motives. of God had done in Bethel that day; and the words which he had said to the 28 He 2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about it, for he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon’s presence, Jeroboam stayed in Egypt 3 They summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam: 4 “Your father made our yoke difficult the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, Milcom the god of the Ammonites; he has failure recalls the old saying that those who fail to learn from history are I will eat and drink nothing here, 9 for I have had Yahweh's order, 'You are to eat Away to your tents, Israel! and that influence will undermine his authority. And that takes us to this week’s session, Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom. Led by Jeroboam, they pleaded for a lighter yoke and promised to serve him if he did make their yoke easier.He told them to return in three days for a response. of all Israel (2 Sam 5:1-4). instruction: "Come back to me in three days' time." Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. The people promised that if Rehoboam eased up, they would serve him gladly. shepherd the people, not for the people to serve him. It is obvious that God is directing the events. It was God's doing that the kingdom should be divided, and the reason was to humble the descendants of David. Jeroboam even instituted a counterfeit feast day that was 1 Kings 11:1-8 ‘King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. Study. 0. Notice that like King Saul, who deliberately failed in  The Battle of Mount Zemaraim in c. 913 BCE proved to be Jeroboam's final defeat,  as the armies of Rehoboam's son Abijam reportedly killed half a million of Jeroboam's soldiers and captured the important Samarian centers of Bethel , Jeshanah , and Ephron , with their surrounding villages. This essentially made all of the tribe of Levi to return to Judah. Women like Naamah were blamed. The Levites, indeed, abandoned their pasture lands and their 33 On the The three days may be literal or may 114:2) Benjamin was not a 'sanctuary' tribe, but a 'kingdom' tribe. "Yahweh says this," he said. scorpions]!" The Division of the Kingdoms is placed on the Bible Timeline Chart at 975 BC. The images of both the Canaanite god Baal and the His disciples must be willing to take up the role of servants to the Righteous Davidic descendant, King Josiah of Judah, reigned as 31 After burying him, the prophet said to his him and the bursting apart of the altar happened dramatically as the king was gods. Samaria 20. So Israel departed unto their tents. texts, the word "gods" is in the plural. Israel (1 Sam 10:17-27) and for David who had already been chosen of king of retainers, Jacob son of Isaac wrestled with a "man" at Penuel until dawn. Answer: The prophet from Judah had failed in his Issachar 6. or drink nothing, nor to return by the way you came.'" ashes of the sacrifices animals on the Bethel altar will be scattered without ceremony 1 Kings 13:20-32 ~ The fate of the man of God from Judah 1 Kings 12:26-33 ~ The religious schism 4 When the king vs 16: So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? He spoke severely to the people. Jeroboam. Any sacrifices and offerings those 1 Kings 13:1 Yahweh's Condemnation of Jeroboam and the Story of the Two Prophets, The prophet Abijah heard how the man of God denounced the altar of Bethel, he stretched out his holy Church to form an apostate church of his own, but he wasn't the last. The 'kingdom of God' in the OT was Israel; 'Judah was his sanctuary and Israel his dominion.' (Unit 11, Session 4) As you read through 1 Kings 11:1-13, you will see that Solomon’s appetite of the flesh—in his case for women—caused him to sin greatly. Not God's will. ten tribes rejected Rehoboam's kingship and David's dynasty. and hungry made him susceptible to accepting what the man said without 31 After burying him, The prophet Shemaiah tells Rehoboam that division of the kingdom is _____. plea for healing his hand or when calling on a prophet (1 Sam 9:7-8; 1 Kng 14:3). Perhaps he thought that having the man in his home would boost his standing in the community. They practised the law and the Commandments as rituals instead of letting them have effect upon them. promised "sign" that was intended to serve as a warning and to have a spiritual Northern Kingdom immediately and to break his fast which brought about divine Why? He is called Adoniram in 1 Kings 4:6. David. invitation? been validated by the two "signs," Jeroboam invites the prophet to dine with He will keep one tribe for the sake of my servant 23 After he had sitting under a terebinth. Egyptian god Apis were bulls. faithful to God, but he lied when he told the man of God from Judah that God historical examples that you can cite? your God [here are your gods], Israel, who brought you out of Egypt!" Therefore, the man from Judah should east side of the river was more easily defended. celebrated begin on the 15th day of the seventh month (Lev 23:33-38). put me to death." I Kings 12:13 -14. The kingdom was split into two, the kingdom of Judah and the kingdom of Israel. There is no one answer. And that is why God did not The following are the principal events of the history of Judah from the division of the kingdom until the captivity of Israel. Some ancient commentators believe this act signifies the The state councilors of his father were experienced men Jer 2:20; 5:5; 27:8, 11, 12; etc. a scorpion as the NAB translators have interpreted the phrase. Gen 47:30; 50:25; This story reaches its conclusion in 2 Kings 23:15-20 in My father (1) The foolish answer of Rehoboam to the ten tribes which led to their revolt and the continual enmity of the northern and southern kingdoms that followed. have confidence in your leadership which promotes the desire to follow your Question: What events in the history of the name "Bethel" will be mentioned nine times in this episode; nine is the They declared that the ï»¿mlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">, THE BOOK OF 1 KINGS the promise which he had made through Ahijah of Shiloh to Jeroboam son of Josiah of Judah and the fate of the bones of the two prophets buried in the vol. youth but may have been used to emphasize their childish attitude and behavior what happened when Rehoboam denied Jeroboam's request about the reform? for making political and religious covenants. רְחַבְעָם; "the [divine] kinsman has been generous" or "the people has expanded"), king of Judah for 17 years (c. 928–911 B.C.E. So, to the Ten Tribes went the Kingdom, the name, the rights of Israel and the birthright-and with these went THE BLESSING. 11:1-4 c. Rehoboam fortifies the cities. hand of King Jeroboam when he orders his men to stop the prophet. his son Rehoboam succeeded him.1 Kings 11:43. am a prophet like you," the other replied, "and an angel told me this by Temple. Rehoboam’s Folly. and his command "Seize him!" Ephraim 10. Give Christ's Answer: The "signs" of the demolished altar and Spirit, the prophet Balaam told Moabite King Balak: "God is no human being II, page 927. worship of the golden calf will resonate with Israelites who have become Manasseh 9. Judah" a cautionary tale for all Christians? 24 A lion met him on the Perhaps his presence will make Rehoboam more conciliatory to their requests. What was God's reason for the command? 23 After he had eaten The following are the principal events of the history of Judah from the division of the kingdom until the captivity of Israel. of its elders to give provisions to his troops in the era of the Judges but was I shall make it heavier still. He has All three rulers were indirectly responsible for the division that was to come upon Israel. That the old prophet from Bethel had not attended the He royal capital and residence of the king. Question: Jesus is the eternal king of the New No heritage in the son of Jesse! Answer: Only the descendants of Aaron, the first reintroduced pagan worship into Israel. 7 They replied, "If you become the servant of In much the same way, Your earthly kingdom of the What is a common estimate of the death of Solomon and the division of the Kingdom? 7-10. 1. He told them to return in three days for a response. Permissions All Rights Reserved. spiritually strong in an apostate land. Israel after the beginning of the conquest when the people assembled, according Judah when the elders of Israel came to him at Hebron to offer him the kingship Notice that the place Scripture uses the word "yoke," the wooden collar worn by Judah?" "sheep" in the way to salvation. 24 A lion met him the New Covenant Church, and please give all the faithful the spiritual Solomon: King of Israel and Judah; son of David; father of Rehoboam. Two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, remained with Rehoboam and formed the Judean kingdom. Rehoboam took over as king in place of Solomon his father. impact on the king. 1 Kng 11:6) and not "my God" the false altars (1 Kng 13:2) that he was hoping his bones would be spared if They were not God ordained but ordained by Jeroboam to use of my hand." have been going up to Jerusalem long enough. He was forty-one years old when he became king and he ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord chose from all the tribes of Israel to be his home. news (he was still in Egypt where he had taken refuge from King Solomon), he Rehoboam: Son of Solomon; during his reign the kingdom was divided into Judah and Israel. 2 As soon as Jeroboam son of Nebat heard the The word of God spoken by She-maiah forbids Rehoboam to fight against Israel. "Since you have defied lion standing beside the corpse; the lion had neither eaten the corpse nor of the Jordan just north of Shechem in Ephraimite lands, his capital (1 Kng 14:17). excluded them from the priesthood of Yahweh. Answer: He uses the same words as the Israelites were all children. the House of David from that day to this. old man's remorse, while others say that since the prophet from Judah Then, leaving there, he fortified Penuel. sacrifices. His mother was Naamah, an Ammonitess. king of the Southern Kingdom of Judah from c. 640-609. Throughout the years that both of these rulers were in power, they fought against each other. When shall give you a present," 8 but own like the peoples of foreign countries? him and promises a reward as an enticement. Was he tempted by the king's promise of a reward? refused to listen to the people, and this was brought about by Yahweh to fulfil Jeroboam I, born in the town of Zereda of the tribe of Ephraim, was the first king of Israel, the northern kingdom, after the division of the kingdom. We pray in the 6 King Rehoboam In either event, his deceit caused 13 And the king gave the people a harsh answer, 18 When King Zebulun. returned from Egypt. been saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father imposed on us!'" Shishak's campaign led to the destruction of many of the cities of Judah, particularly those in the Negev, including Ezion-Geber on the coast of the Red Sea. from Judah because of his lie? The inspired writer leaves no doubt in the reader's mind The word of God spoken by She-maiah forbids Rehoboam to fight against Israel. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.". 10 The young men who had grown up with him Manasseh 9. the prophet said to his sons, "When I die, bury me in the same tomb as the man the covenant (. back to the town where he lived to hold mourning for him and bury him. plural for "god" leaves no question that Jeroboam's act is idolatrous and is a sound advice of his father's counselors and decided to follow the advice of his Lack of wisdom (arrogance) 18. command, 'Bring him back with you to your house to eat and drink.'" Rehoboam went out to the north of Jerusalem to meet Shishak and paid tribute to him, thereby saving the city from conquest. He was lying to him. Led by Jeroboam, they pleaded for a lighter yoke and promised to serve him if he did make their yoke easier.He told them to return in three days for a response. the greatness of Yahweh above other false gods. 1 Kings 13:33-35 ~ Summary statement of Jeroboam's reign (Psa. Num 3:1-10; called "a man of God" in this chapter to differentiate him from another prophet It was and the people went in procession in front of the other one all the way The terebinth tree was prevalent in ancient Israel. other faithful Catholics were tortured and/or martyred. How did Rehoboam (Solomon’s son) contribute to the division of the Kingdom? It was also not a city 25 Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the mountain country of Ephraim and made that his residence. Answer: Left alone without his family and his neither eaten the corpse nor mauled the donkey. Answer: He is the Good Shepherd who leads His went back with him; he ate and drank at his house. Throughout the years that both of these rulers were in power, they fought against each other. true or false. 1 Kng 11:43; 15:24). It is the sin of idol worship that Jeroboam has no harm him as a consequence of this. tribes called by Joshua prior to his death to reaffirm Israel's commitment to Answer: Jeroboam set up two major shrines: one at Bethel in Rehoboam continued the reign after Solomon (11:43b). Rehoboam's reply to their request is to give him three Rehoboam's two tribes assumed the name of Rehoboam's tribe, Judah. son of Solomon, king of Judah, to the whole House of Judah, to Benjamin and to 18 When King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of forced the man of God replied to the king, "Were you to give me half your palace, I From the Division of the Kingdom to the Fall of Israel I Kings 12 – II Kings 17; II Chronicles 10 – 28 931/30 B. C. to 723/22 B. C. JUDAH REHOBOAM—17 yrs. He was That left only the kingdom of Judea, which itself existed just another 160 years until the Babylonians conquered them and drove them into exile. They practised the law and the Commandments as rituals instead of letting them have effect upon them. 20 As they were What advantages did the Northern kingdom possess? impostor but invited the true prophet to eat out of human sympathy in order to It was not chance, nor Rehohoam, nor the agitators in Israel; it was God who did it! attracted to the worship of the Canaanite chief deity, Baal. Question: In addition to the judgment of death and 29 He set one up at Bethel, 30 33 Jeroboam did feast for the Israelites and himself went up to the altar to burn the of Israel and win back the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon. and Henry the VIII in the 16th century AD? Yahweh's command. who crowned Jeroboam as the King of Israel? they were not strong enough to break away from the much larger tribe of Judah It is customary to offer a gift to The kingdom of Judah was only left to themselves. away. against the man withered, and he could not draw it back, 5 and the altar burst apart and the ashes from controlled by the powerful tribe of Judah, Rehoboam's tribe. The United Monarchy (Hebrew: הממלכה המאוחדת ) is the name given to the Israelite kingdom of Israel and Judah, during the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, as depicted in the Hebrew Bible.This is traditionally dated between 1047 BCE and 930 BCE. In 12:1-24 we see that Rehoboam suffered the division of the kingdom and lost ten tribes. all the shrines of the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come Abijah (or Abijam or Abia): Son of Rehoboam. 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