Another cool fact, is that Israel has just entered it’s 74th year as a nation, which is the longest that Israel has ever been a united nation since the time of the Judges. After the kingship of Saul, 42 years, the monarchy failed. It took David seven years to reestablish it, and then he ruled for 33 years followed by his son Solomon, who was king for 40 years. But after Solomon’s death the tribes rebelled against his son Rehoboam and the country was again divided. It took almost three thousand years for them to get back to this point.