Judah, kingdom of, a kingdom in the southern Levant consisting of the tribal areas of Judah and Benjamin. It was created by the dissolution of the united monarchy at the death of Solomon (ca. 922 bce). Following this division there was a period of civil war between Judah (the southern kingdom) and Israel
JUDAH, KINGDOM OF. Not until the time of David did Jacob’s prophesied preeminence of Judah (Gen 49:10) begin to reach its fulfillment. After seven years and six months in Hebron (2 Sam 5:5), David took Jerusalem from the Jebusites by stealth and made it his capital and center of worship. But Jerusalem
iii. the kingdom of judahWith the acceptance of David as king over “all Israel” (2 Sam 5:1–5), Judah became part of the united kingdom and remained so during the reigns of David and Solomon. Yet when the northern tribes rebelled against Solomon’s successor Rehoboam, Judah became the name of the southern
Judah, Kingdom of.Extent.—When the disruption of Solomon’s kingdom took place at Shechem, b.c. 975, only the tribe of Judah followed David, but almost immediately afterward the larger part of Benjamin joined Judah. A part, if not all, of the territory of Simeon, 1 Sam. 27:6; 1 Kings 19:3, comp. Josh.
Judah, Kingdom of—When the disruption took place at Shechem, at first only the tribe of Judah followed the house of David. But very soon after the tribe of Benjamin joined the tribe of Judah, and Jerusalem became the capital of the new kingdom (Josh. 18:28), which was called the kingdom of Judah. It
Judah, Kingdom OfJudah, Kingdom of, a kingdom in southern Palestine consisting of the tribal areas of Judah and Benjamin that was created by the dissolution of the United Monarchy at the death of Solomon (922 b.c.). Following this division there was a period of civil war between Judah (the Southern
JUDAH, KINGDOM OF — one of the two nations into which the united kingdom of Israel was divided following King Solomon’s death in 931 b.c. (see Map 4, B–5). Judah consisted mostly of the tribes of Judah and part of Benjamin, although Simeon apparently was included later. The kingdom extended in the north