Rechovam

Synonyms:
Rehoboam, r’-khav-AM, רְחַבְעָם
Rehoboam (Wikipedia)
Rehoboam
King of Judah
Rehoboam. Fragment of Wall Painting from Basel Town Hall Council Chamber, by Hans Holbein the Younger..jpg
Rehoboam depicted on a fragment of the wall painting originally in the Great Council Chamber of Basel Town Hall, but now kept at the Kunstmuseum Basel.
Reignc. 931 - 913 BC
PredecessorSolomon
SuccessorAbijah
Bornc. 972 BC
Diedc. 913 BC
FatherSolomon
MotherNaamah

Rehoboam (/ˌriːəˈboʊ.əm/ Hebrew: רְחַבְעָם‬, Modern Rəẖavʻam, Tiberian Reḥaḇʻām; Greek: Ροβοαμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam) was the fourth king of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon, and a grandson of David. In the account of I Kings and II Chronicles, he was initially king of the United Monarchy of Israel, but after the ten northern tribes of Israel rebelled in 932/931 BC to form the independent Kingdom of Israel (Samaria), under the rule of Jeroboam, Rehoboam remained as king only of the Kingdom of Judah, or southern kingdom.

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