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Jeroboam (king)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Jeroboam I. The name of his father, Nebat, is not found anywhere else in the Bible. An Ephraimite from the hill country of Zeredah. A servant of Solomon until Jeroboam carried out a rebellion against him (1 Kgs 11:26–28). Became the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel. Reigned from ca. 922–901 bc. His life, reign, and legacy are vilified by the religious reforms he enacted throughout the northern kingdom because he attempted to keep the loyalty of the people focused on him instead of their God, Yahweh (1 Kgs 12:26–28).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jeroboam, King of Israel, Son of Nebat
Jeroboam, King of Israel, Son of Nebat (יָרָבְעָם‎, yarov'am). Also known as Jeroboam I. The name of his father, Nebat, is not found anywhere else in the Bible. An Ephraimite from the hill country of Zeredah. A servant of Solomon until Jeroboam carried out a rebellion against him (1 Kgs 11:26–28). Became
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jeroboam (Person)
JEROBOAM (PERSON) [Heb yārobʿam (יָרָבְעַם)]. Two kings of N Israel bore this name, which means “may the people be great.”1. The son of Nebat, and the first king of the N kingdom of Israel (ca. 922–901 b.c.e.). Prior to his elevation to the N Israelite kingship, Jeroboam had served in Solomon’s royal
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jeroboam
Jeroboam. Name of two kings who reigned in the northern kingdom of Israel: Jeroboam I (930–909 bc), the originator and first monarch of Israel, and Jeroboam II (793–753 bc), the 14th king of the northern kingdom.1. Jeroboam I was the son of Nebar from Ephraim’s tribe. He was also a servant of King Solomon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jeroboam
Jeroboam jer-ə-bōʹəm [Heb. yāroḇʿām—‘(may God) increase the nation’; Gk. Hieroboam]. The name of two kings of the northern kingdom.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jeroboam
JEROBOAM Name of two kings who reigned in the northern kingdom of Israel: Jeroboam I (930–909 bc), the originator and first monarch of the 10 tribes of Israel, and Jeroboam II (793–753 bc), the 14th king of the northern kingdom.1. Jeroboam I was the son of Nebat from Ephraim’s tribe. He also served
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeroboam I
Jeroboam (jair´uh-boh´uhm; meaning uncertain; Heb., possibly “may the people multiply” or “he who contends for the people”) I, the first king of the northern kingdom (Israel), who reigned ca. 922–901 bce. Jeroboam, the son of Nebat and Zeruah, was an Ephraimite from Zeredah who began his rise to power
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jeroboam
JEROBOAM. Two kings of Israel carried this name. The name appears on a jasper seal found at Megiddo with the inscription “Shema, servant of Jeroboam,” probably an official of Jeroboam II.1. Jeroboam. (931–910 b.c.), of the tribe of Ephraim, son of Nebat and Zeruah. His energy and skill were recognized
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jeroboam
JEROBOAM (probably ‘may the people increase’; possibly ‘may he contend for the people’, i.e. against Rehoboam’s oppressions).1. First king of Israel (c. 931–910 bc; 1 Ki. 11:26–14:20; 2 Ch. 10:2–13:20), Jeroboam, son of Nebat, seems to have been a wealthy land owner (gibbôr ḥayil, 1 Ki. 11:28), able
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jeroboam
Jeroboam (Heb. yāroḇʿām)1. The first king of the northern state of Israel (ca. 924–903 b.c.e.); an Ephraimite from Zeredah, the son of Nebat and the widow Zeruah. Solomon set him over “all the forced labor of the house of Joseph” (1 Kgs. 11:28), but after becoming involved in rebellion (v. 27) and
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jeroboam
JEROBOAM (Hebrew, “may the people be great”) The name of two kings of Israel.1. Jeroboam I, the son of Nebat and the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (ca. 930–910 b.c.). Jeroboam had held a position of trust under Solomon as a builder and was named head of all of Solomon’s forced labor.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jeroboam
Jerobo´am (whose people are many).1. The first king of the divided kingdom of Israel, b.c. 975–954, was the son of an Ephraimite of the name of Nebat. He was raised by Solomon to the rank of superintendent over the taxes and labors exacted from the tribe of Ephraim. 1 Kings 11:28. He made the most of