The response of Israel is a complete permanent break (1 Kings 12:16-12:19)

“When all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king.

‘What share do we have in David?

We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.

To your tents, O Israel!

Look now to your own house, David.’

So Israel departed to their tents. But Rehoboam reigned over the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah. When King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam then hurriedly mounted his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. Thus Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.”

When the people of Israel heard King Rehoboam, they responded that he was not listening to them. They would have nothing to do with David, the son of Jesse. Israel would go to its tents and not with the house of David. Rehoboam was still in charge of the Israelites who lived in Judah. However, when he sent his taskmaster in charge of forced labor, Adoram, to Israel, they stoned him to death. Then King Rehoboam took off for Jerusalem. This split was so complete that it lasted until the writing of this biblical work.

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