Boundaries of rival kingdoms. Mortal enemies, the Israelites and Edomites fought one another from the time of Saul (c. 1020–1004 B.C.) until the conquest of Edom during David’s reign (c. 1004–965 B.C.). Israelite rule over Edom lasted until the reign of Joram, king of Judah, when the Edomites successfully “belled and established their own king (2 Kings 8:20). Reconquered during the reign of the Judahite king Amaziah (798–769 B.C), the Edomites once again freed themselves during Ahaz’s rule (733–727 B.C.). The Edomites subsequently flourished until the Babylonian destruction of Judah in 586 B.C.