After Solomon’s Death..

Ben Sirach 47:23
[23]Thus rested Solomon with his fathers, and of his seed he left behind him Roboam, even the foolishness of the people, and one that had no understanding, who turned away the people through his counsel. There was also Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and shewed Ephraim the way of sin:

2 Chronicles 9:31

[31]And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 11:43

[43]And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

💡 After Solomon’s death, the ten northern tribes refused to accept his son Rehoboam as their king. In 796 BCE, the country was divided into two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Israel in the north and the Kingdom of Judah(containing Jerusalem) in the south.The kings of the Kingdom of Israel practiced idolatry, but so did many of the kings of the Kingdom of Judah. 


1 Kings 11:4

[4]For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

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Author: Mahi Ministries

Rabbi Mort at Mahi Ministries

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