Geography question about the split of Israel?

When Israel was divided into two kingdoms, which kingdom lost access to the Mediterranean?

4 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Israel was never divided into 2 kingdoms. Canaan was under Egyptian control. Under pressure from within, Egypt withdrew garrisons from what became Israel or "North Kingdom" around 11th-10th century BCE. Technically they were a "client kingdom". However Egypt kept garrisons in what became "Judah" or the southern kingdom as late as the 9th century. So from an archaeological point of view an independent "Israel" splitting into two kingdoms is impossible. the idea of an ancient kingdom of both "Judah" and "Israel" was an invention of the Judean king Josiah and his priests in order to justify his claim to both the crowns of Judah and Israel.

  • 9 years ago

    If you are referring to the 1947 partition Israel was given 56% of the whole of Palestine and as you can see from the map its a single state with access to the Mediterranean by both parties although only the imprisoned people of Gaza have some limited access to the Med

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Judah lost their coastline, yet still somehow lived longer.

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