A Dynasty in Israel
A Dynasty In Israel
The warfare that lasted for almost two centuries brought the 12 tribes together under a single ruler or king. This king was named Saul. Saul’s inability to defeat another group of people known as the Philistines quickly led to him being replaced by a new king. This king’s name was David. David and his son Solomon ruled Israel for the next century.
Under Solomon, Israel saw a period of great prosperity, but also high taxes and forced labor. After the death of King Solomon, the northern 10 tribes split from the southern 2 tribes, forming their own nation which they called Israel. The southern nation took the name of Judah.