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.

2Sam 5

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1Kgs 12:26-29

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