And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? The Bible condemns the liar 198 times. God can reveal the future. Finally, in 722 B.C., after a series of attacks, invasions and deportations, the northern kingdom was crushed and its people carried away into captivity at the hands of the Assyrians—"beyond the River" as God had warned their first king two centuries earlier. Jacob had 12 sons, from whom the 12 tribes of Israel are descended. Timeline of Events Concerning Assyria and the Fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. But God gave Judah an encouraging promise through this prophecy from Jeremiah: "For thus says the LORD: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. This was a clear pronouncement of the northern kingdom's fate if they wouldn't repent—they would be taken captive "beyond the River" (the Euphrates) at the hands of the coming Assyrian Empire. American King James Version×).  But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year. Example: Acts 5:1-11 - Ananias and Sapphira. United Church of God is a 501(c)3 organization.  And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, One of God's most remarkable claims is found in Isaiah 46:9-10 Isaiah 46:9-10  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,  And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him,And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity;Judah also has stumbled with them. They should have learned a lesson from the captivity of the 10 northern tribes, especially since some of the same Assyrian invasions devastated much of Judah. And she went to inquire of the LORD. Israel fell in 722 BC when the king of Assyria captured the capital city, Samaria.  And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. The Israelites were taken as prisoners to Assyria. The condition is usually temporary and mild, and passes without notice, but a few actually begin to claim that they are one of the well-known people from Bible history, even Jesus Christ Himself. Israel's first king, Jeroboam, quickly established a pattern of idolatry and syncretism (mixing elements of true and false worship) from which the northern kingdom would never depart (1 Kings 12:26-33 1 Kings 12:26-33  And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: Many other prophets followed, repeating God's warnings to the Israelites and their kings, pleading with them to repent lest they suffer that awful fate.  Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity ..." (Jeremiah 29:10-14 Jeremiah 29:10-14  For thus said the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.  And Joseph died, and all his brothers, and all that generation. While the Exodus itself is one of the Bible's best-known stories, the events that led up to it aren't so well understood. The first of these was Ahijah, who gave this warning to Jeroboam's wife: "For the LORD will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water. As an interesting historical note, the first time the word Jews appears in the Bible, it is in 2 Kings 16:5-6 2 Kings 16:5-6  Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.  So he offered on the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast to the children of Israel: and he offered on the altar, and burnt incense. For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.