When the prophet Ahijah told Jeroboam that he would inaugurate a new kingdom, he emphasized that God would preserve the Davidic dynasty over the Southern Kingdom as a result of the covenant (I Kgs.
Steiner, "Four Inner-Biblical Interpretations of Genesis 49:10: On the Lexical and Syntactic Ambiguities of 7y as Reflected in the Prophecies of Nathan, Ahijah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah," JBL 132 (2013), pp.
The prophet Ahijah of Shiloh supports Jeroboam's secession from the Jerusalem monarchy.
And I will make your house like the House of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the House of Baasha son of Ahijah, became of the provocation you have caused by leading Israel to sin.
At first glance, the figure of Ahijah
seems to be an odd choice but it makes sense when considering that Holland was now largely Protestant.
Samuel in association with Saul and David, Ahijah
with Jeroboam, and Elijah with Ahab) (pp.
also gives attention to Moses, Balaam, Samuel, Nathan, Ahijah
, Elijah, and Elisha.
The prophet Ahijah the Shilonite says to Jeroboam that God has told him: "Here, I will tear the kingdom from Solomon and give it to the ten tribes.
The way that Benjamin's brothers tear their clothes foreshadows the way that Ahijah the Shilonite tears the garment that he Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, is wearing into twelve: "And Ahijah seized [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Jeroboam used them as a means to secure the autonomy of his kingdom (12:26), something he was mandated to do by the prophet Ahijah
of Shiloh had informed Jeroboam of [Soloman's suspicion] and he [Ahijah
] tore the new garment he [Jeroboam] wore, ripping it into twelve pieces giving him ten, saying: 'You will reign over this many [i.
There follows the story of the sick child, born to his Egyptian wife, Ano, who takes him to Ahijah
, who predicts the death of the child.