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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.
574 BCE
Upon the division of the Holy Land into two kingdoms following the death of King Solomon in the year 2964 from creation (797 BCE), Jeroboam ben Nebat, ruler of the breakaway Northern Kingdom of Israel, set up roadblocks to prevent his citizens from making...
797 BCE
After King Solomon's passing in 797 BCE, ten of the twelve tribes of Israel, led by Jeroboam ben Nebat of the tribe of Ephraim, rebelled against Solomon's son and heir, Rehoboam. The Holy Land split into two kingdoms: the "Kingdom of Israel" in the north,...
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