Wednesday, February 06, 2008

History of Human Government (15) - Twin Kingdoms

After Solomon’s death, his kingdom was divided between Rehoboam and Jeroboam. These two kings and their successors were a disaster for Israel. Josiah and Hezekiah were quite good, but even they fell frequently fell short. Most kings were mediocre and some were really evil like Manasseh and Jeroboam.

Virtually all the kings of Israel and Judah led their people into evil, and eventually both kingdoms came under the judgment of God. Israel and Judah were frequently invaded by other nations, so their kings failed to protect them. According to the prophets, these kings really enforced justice. They were a failure in every way.

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