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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Rehoboam (he enlarges the people), only son of Solomon, born of an Ammonitess, called Naamah (; ). His reign commenced B.C. 975, when he was at the age of forty-one, and lasted seventeen years. This reign was chiefly remarkable for the political crisis which gave rise to it, and which resulted in the separation of the previously single monarchy into two kingdoms, of which the smaller, which took the name of Judah, adhered to the house of David. All the points involved in this important event, and its immediate results, have been considered in the articles Israel, Jeroboam, Judah.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Rehoboam'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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