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Difference Between Israel and Judah

Israel vs Judah

Israelites had a single kingdom during the reigns of Solomon and David. After the death of Solomon, the country was divided into two independent kingdoms. The southern region came to be called Judah which consisted of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. Jerusalem was their capital. The northern region was called Israel which comprised the remaining ten tribes. They had the capital at Samaria.

Israel, which was a part of Palestine, is now a republic in the Middle East. It is bordered in the north by Lebanon, east by Jordan and Syria, south by the Gulf of Aqaba, southwest by Egypt, and west by the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem, which was once the capital of Judah, is now the capital of Israel.
Even from earlier times, Israel was a larger region than Judah. It was also more prosperous than the southern region of Judah. But in 722 B.C., Israel ceased to exist as a kingdom after it was conquered by the Assyrians. History also states that the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem in
586 B.C., and the citizens were taken captive. It was after the Persians conquered Babylon that the Judahites could return.

In the original Greek text of the New Testament, one cannot see any differences in the names ‘Judah, Jude,’ and ‘Judas.’ But in the English translations, ‘Judah’ is described as a tribe; ‘Judas’ is used for Judas Iscariot, and ‘Jude’ for other persons. According to the Bible, ‘Israel’ was the name conferred on the patriarch Jacob after he fought with an angel of God.

Today, Israel is a hot spot with the Arab people raising opposition against the formation of the country. Israel is now the home of the Jews, and it was proclaimed a nation in 1948.

Summary:

1. The Israelites had a single kingdom during the reigns of Solomon and David, but the region was divided into Judah and Israel after the death of Solomon.
2. The southern region came to be called Judah which consisted of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. The northern region was called Israel which comprised the remaining ten tribes.
3. Israel was a larger region than Judah. It was also more prosperous than the southern region of Judah.
4. Jerusalem, which was once the capital of Judah, is now the capital of Israel.
5. Samaria was the capital of the earlier kingdom of Israel.
6. In the original Greek text of the New Testament, one cannot see any differences in the names ‘Judah, Jude’ and ‘Judas.’
7. According to the Bible, Israel was the name conferred on the patriarch Jacob after he wrestled with an angel of God.


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