Initially in Israel there were 12 tribes or tribes of Israel. It is like a united Europe or rather as a principality of Russia, which later united. Germany was also formed from german tribes, and France.
That is, there were completely independent tribes.
King to usIsrael wanted the king, which was a sin against God. Why sin? About this later.
So, the election of the king was as follows:
2nd king - David has long been wanted was recognized in this way, only he has already proven himself in action.
3rd king - Solomon already ascended to the throne, as heir, true during David's lifetime, there was enough authority of David.
4th king - Rehoboam could also come to the throne, as Solomon and the dynasty would go like the other nations. But Solomon made an unpardonable mistake not taking taxes from all the tribes of Israel, except the tribe of Judah. It is clear, looking at the tribe of Judah, the rest wanted, at least an easing of the tax burden, which did not happen. As a result, there was a split. First of all, what happens. Judea continues to influence the northern tribes through the temple. Then, for political reasons, the Northern Kingdom builds 2 altars for itself - in the south and in the north. It falls into idolatry.
Split ResultWe remember that Israel took Canaan land crossing the Jordan in the Jericho area. That is, he went neither from the north, nor from the south, which would be natural, but with an uncomfortable position. History shows that Israel has always been conquered not from the north or south, but from the east. He was divided in half, that is, the enemy came to the rear and took over.
The promised land was also conquered. At the split, Israel became vulnerable.
Result - the northern kingdom, consisting of 10 tribes of Israel, in the Bible it is also called Ephraim (the most influential tribe), was captured and ceased to exist. So, Israel lost 10 tribes. Here's to you and the answer to the question "what was the sin that Israel wanted the king?". The fruit speaks for itself. The period of the judges rallied Israel and brought him closer to God. And the choice of the king in practice split the country and 10 tribes disappeared from the face of the earth.
Great schismA similar story happened in the church. Does not Bible teach anything? so
Big split, even the revolutionHow was the split bigger? Yes, and besides more influential. But let's get everything in order.
Church spread among the Gentiles primarily through the preaching of Paul. And how did Paul do it?
The question arises: "for God in all this followed the church or for ...?" Today, especially when Israel is rebuilt, Christians are becoming interested in it, as well as interest in its history. All the more Christians turn ATTENTION to the roots, the basics.
Jewish ChristianityChurch did everything not to bring a Jew to the church, but that he was not guaranteed to go there.
And the cross is called the rack of execution and there is no contradiction here, because the original does not have a cross, but a pillar, because it is not the shape of the pillar that matters, the material is the tree.
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