Mutiny Sheva prompted David completely different look at the dynasty of Saul. In the context of discontent and murmuring among the northern tribes, it represented a real threat in two respects for him. Firstly, it remains a symbol of the sovereignty of the northern tribes and their former hegemony over the South. Secondly, it is the main competitor to the very dynasty of David. Descendants of Saul could either pull the northern tribes of the kingdom of David, or they themselves lead the united kingdom, as it was before. Israel prevailed over Judah in all respects, and, above all, numerically and economically, so no human and material resources of the northern tribes, David would not be able to control all the land of Canaan. But David could not take away the "birthright" Saul's dynasty, as it once did against Jacob Esau, so he decided to physically eliminate the threatening his dynasty descendants of the first king.