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King Rehoboam of Judea

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King Rehoboam of Judea: Son of King Solomon. Reigned from 797-780 BCE, and did not follow the righteous path of his father and grandfather. Disregarding the advice of his father's counselors, Rehoboam ruled with a heavy hand and levied high taxes, prompting ten of the tribes to rebel, secede from his kingdom, and establish the “Kingdom of Israel” with Jeroboam as its king. The southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin (and Levi) remained faithful to Rehoboam. During Rehoboam's rule, in 792 BCE, Shishak the king of Egypt attacked Judah, seizing many of Solomon's treasures.
Judea's Spiritual Strength, Rehabeam's Sin and Punishment
For an informed reading of Ezekiel 37:15–28
Overview Perhaps the most tragic of all Jewish divides was that of the ten tribes versus the two (Israel and Judah). This split, which was divinely ordained, began with a political motive. The overwhelming majority of the people were disenchanted with Rec...
King David. King Solomon. Rehoboam and the Division of the Kingdom. Jeroboam.
A biblical history of the Jews
After the split of the monarchy, the descendants of King Solomon rule over the Kingdom of Judah in the south. In this lesson we learn about the reigns of the kings from Rehoboam through Joash.
A biblical history of the Jews
After the death of Solomon, ten of the twelve tribes refuse to accept his son Rehoboam as their king. Jeroboam leads a revolt, and establishes his capital in Shechem. The kingdom then splits off into two entities, Israel in the north and Judah in the sout...
End of Solomon's Reign, Solomon's Spiritual Influence
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