The son of Solomon by Naamah, an Ammonite princess (1Kgs 14:31). He was successor to his father as the last king of the United Monarchy, and he was the first king of Judah after the northern tribes revolted against his rule under Jeroboam I, who was made their king. The basic biblical narratives concerning Rehoboam are found in (1Kgs 11:43; 1Kgs 12:1-24; 1Kgs 14:21-31; and 2Chr 9:31-12:16). Upon accession to the throne, he pledged to continue his father’s unpopular policies of forced labor and high taxation, which precipitated the revolt and division of the empire. Rehoboam continued to wage war against Israel; also, according to (1Kgs 14:25-28), Pharaoh Shishak of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and many of the treasures of the Temple and palace had to be handed over as ransom.
31Rehoboam slept with his ancestors and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite. His son Abijam succeeded ... View more
43Solomon slept with his ancestors and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam succeeded him.
The Northern Tribes Secede
1Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was st ... View more
Rehoboam Reigns over Judah
21Now Rehoboam son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen yea ... View more
31Solomon slept with his ancestors and was buried in the city of his father David; and his son Rehoboam succeeded him.Chapter 10The Revolt against Rehoboam
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25In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, King Shishak of Egypt came up against Jerusalem;26he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of ... View more