Sacred Scripture

Part 1C: North and South


North and South

Film Focus Point: This presentation about the division of the united Israel after Solomon’s death is interspersed with excellent video dramatizations, maps, and text.

Text Focus Point: Pages 103–105

Discussion Questions

  1. The division of Israel into north and south was not inevitable after the death of King Solomon. What factors contributed to the division?

  2. In what ways might the division be likened to the split between the north and the south in American history? What difficulties were created by the division in our country?

  3. King Jeroboam created shrines at Dan and Bethel in the northern kingdom. What was his goal in establishing these places of worship?

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