The Divided Kingdom
It is the 9th century BC, approximately seventy years after the reign of King Solomon. The Kingdom of Israel has been torn apart by internal strife, idolatry, and the threat of the Assyrian kingdom growing in the North.
The Northern Kingdom of Israel is ruled by the wicked King Ahab and his wife Jezebel, who has been actively persecuting the prophets of the One True God, Jehovah. Meanwhile, Ahab has established a temple to Baal, the weather god, in Samaria the capital of the northern kingdom of Isreal.
In the southern kingdom of Judah, in the city of Jerusalem, King Jehoshaphat reigns over the tribes of Judah and Benjamin after breaking away from the rebellious ten tribes. Jehoshaphat is bent on purging the false Gods from Israel and re-establishing it’s covenant relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and ultimately, re-uniting the northern and southern tribes.