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These inscriptions clearly distinguish between two kingdoms: Israel & Judea. The Bible Unearthed: The Book
The story goes that David brought together two tribal regions: Israel in the north, and Judah in the South. Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Bible’s Buried Secrets 1/3: Did King David’s Empire Exist? BBC 2011
In 2007 something did turn up, and it threatened to overturn many of Finkelstein’s ideas ... A dramatic discovery was made at the little-known site Khirbet Qeiyafa. Here was a fortified walled town west of Jerusalem, in what was ancient Judah ... The first fortified city from that period. And the thing is, it’s in pristine condition. ibid.
What stands out is this discovery: large city gates. A good indicator, some would say, of empire. ibid.
The Romans now set themselves the goal of wiping the Jews from Judea. Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: The Gifts of the Jews PBS 2003
The Romans changed the name of the region from Judea to Palestine. Then they banned all Jews from Jerusalem. ibid.
In the centuries ahead, this new prejudice of Christians towards Jews would lead to anti-Jewish laws, violent attacks and mass evictions. ibid.
I don’t think Judah and Israel were united under a Davidic king at all. ibid.
In the seventh century it was the southern kingdom – Judah – that was in the ascendancy ... It was a story filtered through the experiences of Judah. ibid.
The Judeans decided to fight for their survival as a people. They chose to fight not with spears and swords but by writing a book. Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: By the Rivers of Babylon, PBS 2003
A guide to how the Judean exiles should live. ibid.
The Judean scribes began to re-write and edit together stories about their past ... the Hebrew Bible. ibid.
The last remaining tribe of Israel: Judah. ibid.
God decided to send the Judeans into exile and start over. ibid.
In 63 B.C. the Roman general Pompeii led his legions into the land of Judea. Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites: The End of Days
The triumph of the Romans produced a crisis of faith amongst the Jews. ibid.
The zealots made a public declaration of war against Rome. ibid.
In the 6th century B.C. Judaean captives in Babylon wrote the first edition of the Hebrew Bible. After they returned to Jerusalem this new book would define the Judaean people. Empires Special: Kingdom of David: The Book and the Sword
He ruled over Judea when Jesus was born. Mysteries of the Bible s3e2: Herod the Great, A&E 1995
Nearly everything we know of Herod’s life comes from a Jewish historian named Josephus who lived a century after Herod’s death. ibid.
What mad drive for power could bring a King to kill his own kin? ibid.
He continues to build as if driven by an obsession. ibid.
The Slaughter of the Innocents - even Josephus ... makes no mention of this crime. ibid.
2,000 years ago around the birth of Jesus a bloody revolt erupted in the Roman province of Judea. Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution I, PBS 2003
And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. Genesis 38:1-3
And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. Genesis 38:24
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:8-10
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.
And Judah went up; and the Lord delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. Judges 1:1-4
And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. Judges 1:19
And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said, Which of us shall go up first to the battle against the children of Benjamin? And the Lord said, Judah shall go up first. Judges 20:18
And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. I Kings 14:22
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. II Kings 17:18
Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath, wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal. II Kings 23:26
And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets. II Kings 24:2
And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the Lord carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. I Chronicles 6:15
And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword. I Chronicles 21:5
And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. II Chronicles 20:22
And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judah things went well. II Chronicles 12:12
Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand. II Chronicles 13:15&16