I Kings 14: More on Rehoboam and Jeroboam

Rehoboam reigned in Judah for 17 years. His mother was an Ammonite princess, and he continued in all his father’s heretical practices of worshiping the Baals and Ashtaroth and other gods. He even allowed male cult prostitution to flourish.

In the fifth year of his reign, King Shishak of Egypt came and raided Jerusalem and robbed the Temple.

Rehoboam was also at constant war with Jeroboam.

When Rehoboam died, his son Abijam became king.

Over in Israel, Jeroboam ruled 22 years. Sometime after Abijam came to the other throne, one of Jeroboam’s sons got really sick, so he told his wife to put on a disguise and go consult the prophet Ahijah. The prophet, though old and blind, was unfooled by her disguise and was all, Oh wife of Jeroboam, tell your husband that his heresies have so angered God that It will smite every male in his family! Dogs and birds shall pick their corpses. Moreover, the ill child will die as soon as you step foot in Tirzah!

When Jeroboam died, his son Nadab ascended the throne.

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