Kingdom of Judah

kingdom- of-judah

The location of Judah’s capital is significant. When David gained control of Israel, he moved from Hebron, in central Judah, to Jerusalem (2Sam 5). When Israel withdrew their loyalty from the Judean king Rehoboam, their new king Jeroboam reestablished northern sanctuaries as alternatives to Jerusalem (1Kgs 12:26-29).

Relating to or associated with people living in the territory of the southern kingdom of Judah during the divided monarchy, or what later became the larger province of Judah under imperial control. According to the Bible, the area originally received its name as the tribal territory allotted to Judah, the fourth son of Jacob.

a site with religious significance

2Sam 5

David Anointed King of All Israel
1Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh.2For some time, while Saul ... View more

1Kgs 12:26-29

26Then Jeroboam said to himself, “Now the kingdom may well revert to the house of David.27If this people continues to go up to offer sacrifices in the house of ... View more

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