An excerpt from Chap. 2 'Ancient Israel: The Rise and the Apostasy' from The Harbinger (COMPANION W/STUDY GUIDE)(pg. 13-14)
" Yet even Solomon in the end began to imitate the surrounding Canaanite culture, building high places for Chemosh, the god of the Moabites, and Molech, the god of the Ammonites (1 Kings 11:7). The Lord judged Solomon by splitting Israel in two kingdoms after his death- the northern kingdom of Israel, which included ten of the twelve tribes, and the southern kingdom of Judah, including Jerusalem and the Temple. The northern kingdom is the setting for The Harbinger...Instead of the Law being king, Israel's kings became the law, and lawlessness ruled the land. Instead of being a light to the nations, Israel pursued their dark ways, forsaking its God."