They forgot who they were and where they came from. We have been through the times of the Promises to Abraham, Bondage in Egypt, Wandering in the Wilderness, Conquest of Canaan, Kingdom of David, and now we have entered the time of the Kingdom Divided.. 1 A Nation Split in Two. 1 Kings 12: 1-24 Rehoboam refuses to listen to the people’s demands when he becomes king and as a result of his actions he causes the kingdom to Israel to split in half. These twelve tribes split into two sections: ten tribes were in the north, two in the south. 1 Kings 15:9-16 Abijah’s son Asa becomes King of Judah in c.912BC.He burns the idols and cuts down the ‘Asherah poles’. The Old Testament - A Brief Overview Divided Kingdom - Israel and Judah . 1 Kings 15:1-8 Rehoboam is succeeded by his son Abijah as King of Judah (from c.914 to c.912BC).Throughout his reign, Judah is at war with Israel. Question: "Who was Judah in the Bible?" the kingdom of Israel split into two nations, the northern tribes (Israel) and the southern tribes (Judah). Answer: Judah was the fourth son of Jacob with his wife Leah, and the head of one of the 12 tribes of Israel.The other 11 tribes descended from Judah’s brothers and half-brothers. 34 He did evil before the Lord; he followed in Jeroboam’s footsteps and encouraged Israel to sin (1 Kings 15:33-34; see also 16:2, 19; 22:52). The Tribes in the north were exiled and lost their identity. 1 Kings 11: 11-13 God decided to split the Kingdom in half because of his disobedience with his many foreign wives. They became known as the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. 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. After Solomon the fame and fortunes of Israel … (3) Most likely date, but Joel's prophecy has been dated anywhere from the ninth to the fifth century BC. After he was killed, David became king over United Israel (~1004 BC - 2Sam 5). And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel" - 1 Kings 12:17-20. The biblical answer is that the United Monarchy of Israel split after the death of King Solomon, because his son son and successor, Rehoboam, insisted on continuing his father's unwise policy of swingeing taxes on the people. Judah’s second-to-youngest brother, Joseph, was preferred by their father, and Judah and his brothers hated Joseph (Genesis 37:3–4). Over a thousand years has passed since the times of Israel began. The DIVISION FROM JUDAH Originally there were Twelve Tribes of Israel. 33 In the third year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king over all Israel in Tirzah; he ruled for twenty-four years. He rules the southern kingdom of Judah. (2) After Solomon's reign. The nation of Israel became two separate kingdoms.