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Monday, November 28, 2005

2 Chronicles 10

Israel splits

Summary:
Rehoboam went up to Israel to be made king there, but a man, Jeroboam, had returned from hiding in Egypt, and he and all of Israel stood before Rehoboam telling him to lighten the workload. Over three days, he consulted with old men, whose advice he rejected, and young men, who told him to refuse the Israelites.


He took the young men's advice, and told the Israelites to do more work. Israel rebelled, saying that they had no part in David's line. So Israel was split into Israel and Judah.

Key verse:
19. So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.

My thoughts:
The focus of this chapter is how Israel becomes rejected from God's people, and David's line. They are in rebellion. In Kings, it is more of the dualistic nationhood, rather than the true Judah, and the rebelling Israel.

Israel gets no focus from now on. To the Chronicler, it's all about Judah and David's line.

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