During Solomon’s rule, he placed heavy burdens on the people of Israel like taxes in order to prosper the land. When he died, Rehoboam became King. The other tribes came to him to release the taxes and burdens placed by Solomon. Rehoboam listening to ill advisers took a strong approach. This provoked the northern tribes of Israel to break away from Judah. The land of Israel was now divided. The 10 northern tribes of Israel and the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.

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