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Title: The Division of Israel’s Kingdom in Chronicles
Subtitle: A Re-examination of the Usual Suspects
Author(s): CUDWORTH, Troy D.
Volume: 95 Issue: 4 Date: 2014
The Chronicler constantly adapts the story of Israel’s kingship from the narrative in Samuel-Kings to show his great interest in the temple. With regard to the division of the united kingdom, recent scholarship has correctly shown how he has removed all the blame from Solomon due to his successful construction of the temple, but it has not come to any firm conclusion on whom the Chronicler does find guilty. This article contends that the Chronicler blames Rehoboam for ignoring the plea of 'all Israel', an essential facet of the nation’s temple worship.