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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Jeroboam
The definition and outline of Jeroboam is as follows: first king of
the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin.
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The son of Nebat (1 Kings 11:26-39), "an Ephrathite," the first king
of the ten tribes, over whom he reigned twenty-two years (B.C.
976-945). He was the son of a widow of Zereda, and while still young
was promoted by Solomon to be chief superintendent of the "burnden",
i.e., of the bands of forced labourers. Influenced by the words of
the prophet Ahijah, he began to form conspiracies with the view of
becoming king of the ten tribes; but these having been discovered,
he fled to Egypt (1 Kings 11:29-40), where he remained for a length
of time under the protection of Shishak I. On the death of Solomon,
the ten tribes, having revolted, sent to invite him to become their
king. The conduct of Rehoboam favoured the designs of Jeroboam, and
he was accordingly proclaimed "king of Israel" (1 Kings 12:: 1-20).
rebuilt and fortified Shechem as the capital of his kingdom. He at
once adopted means to perpetuate the division thus made between the
two parts of the kingdom, and erected at Dan and Bethel, the two
extremities of his kingdom, "golden calves," which he set up as
symbols of Jehovah, enjoining the people not any more to go up to
worship at Jerusalem, but to bring their offerings to the shrines he
had erected. Thus he became distinguished as the man "who made
Israel to sin." This policy was followed by all the succeeding kings
While he was engaged in offering incense at Bethel, a prophet from
Judah appeared before him with a warning message from the Lord.
Attempting to arrest the prophet for his bold words of defiance, his
hand was "dried up," and the altar before which he stood was rent
asunder. At his urgent entreaty his "hand was restored him again" (1
Kings 13:1-6,9; Compare 2 Kings 23:15); but the miracle made no
abiding impression on him. His reign was one of constant war with
the house of Judah. He died soon after his son Abijah (1 Kings
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