Alice in Wonderland, Israel, Jeroboam, Philip Davies, Rehoboam, Roland Boer, Tim Burton, Tweedledee, Tweedledum
More precisely, Roland asks, “What in hell do you do with him?”
Philip Davies has an idea.
Davies, who concludes that there is a whole lot more fiction than history in the Hebrew Bible, poses the following rhetorical question about Rehoboam and Jeroboam, the legendary first kings of the divided monarchies of Israel and Judah:
“Are Rehoboam and Jeroboam more like Tweedledum and Tweedledee?”
(‘Biblical Israel in the Ninth Century?’ Proceedings of the British Academy 143 (2007): 49-56, 54)
So you can do something with Rehoboam and Jeroboam. One option is to treat them as uncanny twins from the fairy-tale realm of Wonderland, aka Biblical Israel.