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1 Kings 1:35

1:35 Israel and . . . Judah. Although made up of twelve tribes, the nation was composed of two major units, Israel in the north and Judah in the south. When David became king, he had to command assent from both Judah (2 Sam. 2:4) and Israel (2 Sam. 5:3). As heir to the Davidic dynasty, Solomon became king of both areas at once.