In order to build the temple, King Solomon had increased the taxes on the people, so Rehoboam’s advisors suggested these taxes be lowered since the temple had long been finished.  However, he did not listen and gave an inaugural address in which he promised to make it much, much worse, thinking he was an untouchable monarch.  Well, the joke was on him.  The people of Israel rebelled and made their own kingdom with only the tribes of Benjamin and Judah staying loyal to him, as well as the Levites for the temple.

What two sister kingdoms formed from this?

-The Northern Kingdom of Judah and the Southern Kingdom of Israel-

-The Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah-