Israel was one nation for only a little more than a century during the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon. After Solomon’s death, the kingdom was divided and remained so until the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah fell to the Assyrians and Babylonians, respectively. During this century Israel became a major player, both politically and economically, in the Eastern Mediterranean. Not only that, but God established a line of kings that would eventually produce the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Did you know that the historical books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles devote more space to the 120 years of the United Monarchy than they do to the 350-year period during which the kingdom was divided? Because of this, the United Monarchy series is the longest adult course listed on this website, consisting of twenty lessons. Note that, while much of the material in the middle of the course covers the same ground found in the Life of David curriculum, these lessons are significantly expanded, containing more detail than those in the earlier course.