Saul (First king of Israel; 1053 BC-1033 BC)
David, Solomon ("Golden Age of Israel"; David [1033 BC-993 BC] makes Jerusalem Israel's capital; Solomon [993 BC-933 BC] builds the temple)
The kingdom splits in 933 BC.
Jeroboam leads the ten northern tribes in a revolt and establishes the kingdom of Israel. The capital is Samaria. The Bible states all of the kings of Israel were evil (did not follow Jehovah as David did). Destroyed by the Assyrians in ?
Rehoboam, Solomon's son, maintains the tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the kingdom of Judah with the capital remaining at Jerusalem. About half of the kings were good (followed Jehovah as David did). Destroyed by Babylon in 586 BC.
Israel: Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea
Judah: Isaiah, Jeremiah