Jeroboam, ya-rov-AM, יָרָבְעָם
Jeroboam (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Wine bottle and Jeroboam II.
King of Israel
Jeroboam sets up two golden calves.jpg
Illustration of Jeroboam setting up two golden calves, Bible Historiale, 1372.
Reign c. 931 to 910 BC
Predecessor Rehoboam
Successor Nadab, his son
Born unknown
United Kingdom of Israel
Died c. 910 BCE
Tirzah, Northern Kingdom of Israel
Spouse Ano (named only in the Septuagint)
House New House, Tribe of Ephraim
Father Nebat
Mother Zeruah

Jeroboam I /ˌɛrəˈb.əm/ (Hebrew: יָרָבְעָםYārāḇə‘ām; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ Hieroboam) was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel after the revolt of the ten northern Israelite tribes against Rehoboam that put an end to the United Monarchy.

Jeroboam reigned for 22 years. William F. Albright has dated his reign from 922 to 901 BC, while Edwin R. Thiele offers the dates 931 to 910 BC.

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