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After the death of Solomon, ten of the twelve tribes of Israel revolted in 930 BC and formed a new alliance with their own king, calling their new nation Israel or the Northern Kingdom. The other 2 tribes called their nation Judah or the Southern Kingdom and remained loyal to David’s ancestral line. The Northern Kingdom had very few good, righteous kings in the 208 years before it was conquered and its people taken to Assyria, effectively ending its existence. However during that period prophets such as Elijah, Elisha, Jonah, Amos, and Hosea were raised up by God to call the people back to His ways but these righteous men had little impact.