Viewing other people as a threat to oneself in the accomplishment of some aim, or being in active competition with others for recognition or achievement.
Examples of rivalry at a national level
Between Israel and Judah 1Ki 15:25-31 This is typical of the conflict that existed for 80 years after the division of the kingdom.
Within Israel 1Ki 16:21-22
Between Assyria and Judah See also 2Ch 32:13-22; Isa 37:10-13 Assyria claimed that behind the rivalry of the nations lay the rivalry of their gods. The
Examples of rivalry at an individual level
Between Peninnah and Hannah 1Sa 1:6-7
Between Absalom and David 2Sa 15:1-13
Between Rehoboam and Jeroboam 1Ki 12:26-27
Condemnation of rivalry at an individual level
By the Mosaic law Lev 18:18
Rivalry between individuals is overcome in Christ