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Rehoboam
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam, King of Judah
Rehoboam, King of Judah (רְחַבְעָם‎, rechav'am). Son of Solomon and the third king of all Israel until he was rejected by the northern tribes and the kingdom divided. Remained king of Judah and built several fortress cities.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam (Person)
REHOBOAM (PERSON) [Heb rĕḥabʿām (רְחַבְעָם)]. The son of Solomon and Naamah, an Ammonite (1 Kgs 14:21, 31), who succeeded his father to the throne in Jerusalem but failed to win the support of the N Israelites (who formed their own separate nation). Rehoboam ruled the S kingdom of Judah, consisting
Abijah (Person)
ABIJAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂yâ (אֲבִיָּה)]. Var. ABIJAM; ABI. 1. According to the MT, a man from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 7:6, 8). He was the grandson of Benjamin, being the son of Becher who was Benjamin’s son. But some scholars are suspicious of the text of 1 Chr 7:6a. Curtis and Madsen (Chronicles
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rehoboam
Rehoboam. King (930–913 bc, kjv Roboam, Mt 1:7) especially remembered for his part in perpetuating the split of the Hebrew kingdom and for being the first king of the separate kingdom of Judah.
Abia
Abia. 1. kjv rendering of Abijam, Rehoboam’s son and king of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 3:10 and Matthew 1:7.See Abijam.2. kjv rendering of Abijah in Luke 1:5.See Abijah #6.
Abiah
Abiah. 1. kjv translation for Abijah, Samuel’s son, in 1 Samuel 8:2 and 1 Chronicles 6:28.See Abijah #1.2. kjv translation of a Hebrew word in 1 Chronicles 2:24 which renders it as a proper name referring to the wife of Hezron. Most modern translations render it “his father”: “Caleb went in to Ephrathah,
Abijah
Abijah. 1. Samuel’s second son who, with his elder brother Joel, was a corrupt judge in Beersheba. Because of the corruption, Israel’s leaders asked to be ruled instead by a king (1 Sm 8:2; 1 Chr 6:28, kjv Abiah).2. Son of Jeroboam I of the northern kingdom of Israel. The boy’s illness impelled his
Roboam
Roboam. kjv rendering of Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, in Matthew 1:7.See Rehoboam.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rehoboam
Rehoboam rē-ə-bōʹəm [Heb. reḥaḇʿām—possibly ‘the divine kinsman has enlarged,’ but more probably < yirḥaḇ ʿām—‘may the people expand’; Gk. Rhoboam (Mt. 1:7)]; AV NT ROBOAM. The son and successor of Solomon, the last king to claim the throne of old Israel and the first king of Judah after the
Abijah
Abijah ə-bīʹjə [Heb. aḇîyâ, aḇîyāhû (2 Ch. 13:20f)—‘my father is Yahweh’ or ‘Yahweh is father’; Gk. Abia]; AV NT ABIA (Mt. 1:7; Lk. 1:15).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam
REHOBOAM King (930–913 bc) especially remembered for his part in perpetuating the split of the Hebrew kingdom and for being the first king of the separate kingdom of Judah.Split of the Kingdom When Solomon died (930 bc), his son Rehoboam ascended to the throne. Perhaps as a concession to the Ephraimites,
Abia
ABIA*1. kjv rendering of Abijam, Rehoboam’s son and king of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 3:10 and Matthew 1:7. See Abijam.2. kjv rendering of Abijah in Luke 1:5. See Abijah #6.
Abiah
ABIAH*1. kjv translation for Abijah, Samuel’s son, in 1 Samuel 8:2 and 1 Chronicles 6:28. See Abijah #1.2. kjv translation of a Hebrew word in 1 Chronicles 2:24, which renders it as a proper name referring to the wife of Hezron. Most modern translations render it “his father”: “Caleb went in to Ephrathah,
Abijah
ABIJAH1. Samuel’s second son who, with his older brother, Joel, was a corrupt judge in Beersheba. Because of the corruption, Israel’s leaders demanded to be ruled instead by a king (1 Sm 8:2; 1 Chr 6:28).2. Son of Jeroboam I of the northern kingdom of Israel. The boy’s illness impelled his family to
Roboam
ROBOAM* kjv rendering of Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, in Matthew 1:7. See Rehoboam.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rehoboam
Rehoboam (ree´huh boh´uhm), the son of King Solomon and his wife Naamah, who was an Ammonite princess (1 Kings 14:31). He was successor to his father as the last king of the united monarchy and the first king of Judah after the northern tribes revolted against his rule and made Jeroboam I their king.
Abijah
Abijah (uh-bi´juh; Heb., “the Lord is my father”).1 The son of Samuel, who served as judge in Beer-sheba (1 Sam. 8:2).2 The king of Judah ca. 915–913 bce, referred to as Abijam in 1 Kings. He was the son of Rehoboam; his mother is variously identified as Maacah, the daughter of Absalom (2 Chron. 11:20)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rehoboam
REHOBOAM. The only son of Solomon, as far as we know, by Naamah the Ammonitess. Rehoboam succeeded Solomon on the throne in 931 b.c. and reigned for 17 years till the day of his death in 913 b.c. (1 Kgs 11:43; 14:21, 31). Judah and Benjamin displayed no apparent opposition to him at his accession, but
Abia
ABIA1. Grandson of Solomon through Rehoboam, father of Asa (1 Chr 3:10; Mt 1:7).2. Descendant of Aaron, who was head of the eighth division of David’s priestly order (1 Chr 24:10, “Abijah”). Zaracharias, father of John the Baptist, belonged to this division (Lk 1:15). See Abijah.
Abiah
ABIAH. Variant form of Abijah (q.v.).1. The second son of Samuel who was appointed judge of Beer-sheba, whose conduct hastened Israel’s demand for a king like other nations (1 Sam 8:2–5; 1 Chr 6:28).2. The wife of Hezron (1 Chr 2:24).3. One of the sons of Becher and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 7:6,
Abijah
ABIJAH1. A son of Jeroboam I, king of Israel. When the boy was gravely ill, Jeroboam sent his wife in disguise to appeal to the prophet Ahijah. The prophet, warned by God, told her that for the sin and apostasy of Jeroboam God’s judgment would sweep his descendants away, and as for Abijah, “when thy
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rehoboam
REHOBOAM (Heb. reḥaḇ‘ām, ‘expansion of the people’). The son of *Solomon and Naamah who, upon his father’s death, became the last king of a united Israel and the first of the S kingdom of Judah.The chronology of Rehoboam’s reign is disputed. Assuming a 17-year reign (1 Ki. 14:21; 2 Ch. 12:13) the
Abijah
ABIJAH (Heb. ’abîyâ, ‘my father is Yahweh’, or ‘Yahweh is father’). A name borne by several men and women in the OT. Chief among them are the second son of Samuel (1 Sa. 8:2; 1 Ch. 6:28), a descendant of Eleazar who gave his name to the eighth of the twenty-four courses of priests (1 Ch. 24:10ff.;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rehoboam
Rehoboam (Heb. rĕḥaḇʿām)King of Judah (ca. 924–907 b.c.e.), son of Solomon and the Ammonitess Naamah (1 Kgs. 14:31), and the father of Abijah/Abijam. He came to the throne at 41 and reigned for 17 years (1 Kgs. 14:21). 2 Chr. 11:18–23 identifies two of his 18 wives as Mahalath and Maacah (mother
Abijah
Abijah (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂yâ) (also ABI, ABIJAM)1. The second son of Samuel, who served (together with his brother, Joel) as a judge in Beer-sheba and was corrupted by duplicity (1 Sam. 8:2–3; 1 Chr. 6:13 [MT 28]).2. The son of Jeroboam I, king of Israel. When he fell ill, he sent his wife in disguise to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam
Rehoboam [rēˊə bōˊəm] (Heb. reḥaḇe˓ām “The people are numerous”; Gk. Rhoboam). A son of Solomon and Naamah the Ammonitess, and the first king of the southern kingdom of Judah after the division of Israel and Judah (ca. 922–915 B.C.). He is listed among the ancestors of Jesus (Matt. 1:7; KJV
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam
REHOBOAM The son of Solomon and the successor to his father as king of a united Israel. By a foolish policy decision, he incited the revolt of the northern tribes of Israel and was left with only two tribes under his dominion, Judah and Benjamin (1 Kgs 12:1–24). Rehoboam thus became the first ruler of
Abijah
ABIJAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is my father”)1. The king of Judah (ca. 913–911 b.c.), the son and successor of King Rehoboam (2 Chr 13:2); also called Abijam in 1 Kgs 15. His brief reign is judged harshly in 1 Kgs 15:1–8, owing probably to his religious habits (see 1 Kgs 15:3–5), but the author of Chronicles
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rehoboam
Rehobo´am (enlarger of the people), son of Solomon by the Ammonite princess Naamah, 1 Kings 14:21, 31, and his successor. 1 Kings 11:43. Rehoboam selected Shechem as the place of his coronation (b.c. 975), probably as an act of concession to the Ephraimites. The people demanded a remission of the severe
Abia
Abi´a, Abi´ah, or Abi´jah.1. Son of Becher, the son of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 7:8.2. Wife of Hezron. 1 Chron. 2:24.3. Second son of Samuel. 1 Sam. 8:2; 1 Chron. 7:28.4. The son of Rehoboam. 1 Chron. 3:10; Matt. 1:7. See Abijah, 1.5. Mother of King Hezekiah. [Abi.]6. Same as Abijah, 4.
Abijah
Abi´jah or Abi´jam (my father is Jerhovah).1. Son and successor of Rehoboam on the throne of Judah. 1 Kings 14:21; 2 Chron. 12:16. He is called Abijah in Chronicles, Abijam in Kings. He began to reign b.c. 959, and reigned three years. He endeavored to recover the kingdom of the Ten Tribes, and made
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Uriel Father-In-Law
Jerimoth Father-In-Law
Naamah Mother
Abihail Mother-In-Law
Basemath Sister
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Maacah Wife
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Abijah Son
Ziza Son
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Jeush Son
Zaham Son
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Amnon Uncle
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Nathan Uncle
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Japhia Uncle
Shephatiah Uncle
Ithream Uncle
Mattatha Cousin
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