After the reign of Solomon the kingdom became divided into Israel in the north and Judah in the south. Hence the Hebrews in Judah were known as Judahites or Jews.Their religion became known as Judaism and was practiced according to the Law of Moses,the psalms and the prophets.

Judaism, Islam and Christianity no doubt has the greatest amount of followers in the world today. They are known as Abrahamic religions and so they are blessed with multitudes of people. God promised to multiply the seed of Abraham as the stars of the sky and the sand of the seashore.

Judah was one of the sons of Jacob. Jacob's name was later changed to Israel.The nation of Israel was ruled by God through their elders.However, they asked for a king to be like the other nations and God was displeased. Nevertheless God gave them a king and many of these kings failed God. There were few exceptions like King David, Solomon, Hezekiah and other righteous kings.
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