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#40. Two Kingdoms

Jeroboam Sacrificing to Idols, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1752.

The division of King David's United Monarchy marks a watershed moment in the Hebrew Bible, not to mention the Deuteronomistic History. Blending history, folktale, and propaganda, the feud between Rehoboam's Judah and Jeroboam's Israel soon becomes a tale of multiple succession crises, conflicts, and dynasties — and the Third Hour Podcast is working to clarify these interconnected strands.

Read along in 1 Kings 12-16!

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