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Judah, Kingdom of: When the disruption took place at Shechem, at first only the tribe of
Judah followed the house of David. But very soon after the tribe of
Benjamin joined the tribe of Judah, and Jerusalem became the capital
of the new kingdom
(Joshua 18:28) which was called the kingdom of
Judah. It was very small in extent, being only about the size of the
Scottish county of Perth. For the first sixty years the kings of Judah
aimed at re-establishing their authority over the kingdom of the other
ten tribes, so that there was a state of perpetual war between them.
For the next eighty years there was no open war between them. For the
most part they were in friendly alliance, co-operating against their
common enemies, especially against Damascus. For about another century
and a half Judah had a somewhat checkered existence after the
termination of the kingdom of Israel till its final overthrow in the
destruction of the temple (B.C. 588) by Nebuzar-adan, who was captain
of Nebuchadnezzar's body-guard
(2 Kings 25:8-21) The kingdom maintained
a separate existence for three hundred and eighty-nine years. It
occupied an area of 3,435 square miles.