THE LOST TRIBES AND THE RETURN OF THE JEWS TO ENGLAND.

With the death of Solomon, the short-lived greatness and splendour of his kindgom passed away, and the golden age of Israel took up its position in the long procession of historical periods. The coalescence between north and south had never been complete, except perhaps in the time of David, and as a result of Solomon’s exasperating partiality towards Judah, Rehoboam had to content himself with the allegiance of the south, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. In the north the standard of rebellion was successfully raised by Jeroboam, an officer who had been expelled by the great and wise king, and out of the territories of the ten remaining tribes Jeroboam built for him? self, and, as he hoped, for his descendants, a new kingdom.1 The two kingdoms, those of Israel the rebel and Judah the loyal, found, however, the same fate, and the captivity of Judah followed on that

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