Rehoboam


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Rehoboam

(rē'əbō`əm), in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of SolomonSolomon,
d. c.930 B.C., king of the ancient Hebrews (c.970–c.930 B.C.), son and successor of David. His mother was Bath-sheba. His accession has been dated to c.970 B.C. According to the Bible.
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. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam IJeroboam I
, in the Bible, first king of the northern kingdom of Israel. He was an Ephraimite and led a revolt against Solomon, inspired probably by the restlessness of N Palestine under southern rule.
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 as their king. Rehoboam's foolish insolence to the protesting tribespeople is celebrated. In Rehoboam's reign Palestine was invaded by Sheshonk ISheshonk I
or Shoshenk I
, d. c.929 or 924 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, founder of the XXII (Libyan) dynasty. Originally a commander of mercenaries at Heracleopolis, he assumed (c.950 B.C.) royal authority when the weak dynasty at Tanis died out.
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 of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam.

Rehoboam

bitterly repressed his people. [O. T.: I Kings 12:12-16]
See: Tyranny
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King Solomon had just died and his son, Rehoboam, had succeeded him when the people from the 12 tribes of Israel sent a delegation to him, asking him to lessen repression.
After the death of Solomon, Jeroboam was summoned by his countrymen to return and act as their spokesman at a confrontation with Rehoboam which took place in Shechem (12: 3).
The first was Rehoboam, the son and heir of the great King Solomon, who told his people: "my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions".
King Solomon was married to 1,000 women, King Rehoboam had 78 wives, and King David had "only" 18.
The lives of Pharaoh, Rehoboam, Uzziah, Haman, Nebuchadnezzar, Belteshazzar, and Herod Agrippa all suffered the results of their arrogance.
Some of the names were widely used in contemporary discourse, such as Rehoboam for George III, alluding to the Hebrew monarch who was held responsible for the separation of Israel into two rival kingdoms.
Rehoboam (I Kings 12) causes his kingdom to be divided by taking bad advice and alienating the people.
There are a variety of sizes, with the more common being Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Methuselah, Salmanazar, Balthazar and Nebuchadnezzer - all named after Biblical figures.
Like Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, Richard had ignored the counsel of wise men in favour of those children who had been his playfellows.
After Solomon's death, those laborers ask the newly crowned Rehoboam to lighten their oppressive burdens; Rehoboam refuses--and the laborers begin their successful rebellion by stoning their taskmaster, Adoniram, to death (1 Kings 12:18).
There, especially in the historical books, one finds many examples of polygamous unions, from Abraham, Esau and Jacob at the time of the patriarchs to David, Solomon and Rehoboam at the time of the monarchy.
Because the key narrative about Solomon is located at the beginning of 1-2 Kings, it drives home the main point about human power: "By placing the failed Solomon of temple absence, foolish wisdom, and lost wealth at the beginning of the narrative, the story shows how Solomon is a key contributor not only to the failure that immediately surfaces for his son Rehoboam, but to the ultimate failure, the termination of the dynasty in 2 Kings 24-25" (p.