Historical Descendants from the Old Testament: Jesus Christ and the Tribe of Judah

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Jacob was favored by God which the brother Esau got jealous of and, wanted to kill him. To hide away from the brother's jealousy, Jacob ran to his uncle's home where he married two wives Leah and Rachel who were sisters. The two wives and their maid servants gave Jacob twelve sons. The twelve sons formed the twelve tribes of Israel. The twelve tribes sons comprised of, Judah, Benjamin, Reuben, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun, Simeon, Dan, Gad, Asher, Ephraim and Manasseh(Young J.E. 108).
The northern and southern Kingdoms of Israel came to be, after there was a disagreement among the twelve tribes of Israel. Ten of the twelve tribes formed the Northern Kingdom. Two of the twelve tribes formed the southern Kingdom. The split of the two kingdoms came about since the preferred King by a majority of the Israelites Jeroboam, led a revolt against King Rehoboam who followed in the ways of his Father King Solomon(Bibles).
Jeroboam, the son of Nebat decedent in the tribe of Ephraim was the first King of the Northern Kingdom. Rehoboam, son of King Solomon from the tribe of Judah became the first King of the Southern Kingdom.
Northern Kingdom (Israel)
The first King of the northern region of Israel was Jeroboam son of Nebat from the tribe of Ephraim. Jeroboam was succeeded by his son Nadab after perpetuated his father's prior way of wayward worship. His reign was shortened by Baasha who killed him and took the throne.…

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