The name given to the Southern Kingdom after the split following Solomon's death. Sometimes known after its royal city Jerusalem.
The map on the right shows some of the places fortified by Rehoboam, Solomon's son, following the split (2 Chron 11:5-10). It illustrates the small size of the kingdom of Judah and its situation in the hill country off the main trade routes.
This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,
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