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King Jeroboam ben Nevat of Israel

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King Jeroboam ben Nevat of Israel: An officer of King Solomon, Jeroboam fled to Egypt after Ahijah the Shilonite prophesied that he would inherit most of Solomon's kingdom. Jeroboam returned to Israel after Solomon’s death and led a movement that demanded that Solomon’s heir, Rehoboam, rule more compassionately. When Rehoboam rejected their demands, the ten northern tribes revolted, seceded, and proclaimed Jeroboam as king of the newly established Kingdom of Israel. (The tribes of Judah and Benjamin remained faithful to Rehoboam.)
Jeroboam reigned from 797-776 BCE. To keep his subjects from making the yearly pilgrimages to Jerusalem, which was under the control of the Davidic dynasty, Jeroboam erected idolatrous golden calves in Beth-El and in Dan and instituted yearly festivals for them. Ahijah prophesied that Jeroboam’s household would be annihilated due to Jeroboam’s introducing idolatry to Israel. Jeroboam is considered one of the greatest sinners in Jewish history.
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...
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