House of Jeroboam

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The House of Jeroboam or Jeroboam dynasty was a reigning dynasty of the Kingdom of Israel. They are depicted in the first of the Books of Kings. Their estimated reign is placed in the 10th century BCE. [1]

The house is named after its founder, the king Jeroboam, who reportedly had a reign of 22 years. [1] Jeroboam was succeeded by his son Nadab of Israel, who had a short reign of 2 years. Nadab was assassinated by his eventual successor Baasha of Israel, a son of Ahijah and member of the Tribe of Issachar. [1]

Baasha proceeded to exterminate all members of the House of Jeroboam. Baasha was reportedly following instructions from the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite. The Books of Kings mention that no member of the House of Jeroboam was left to breathe. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chase (2010), p. 221

Further reading[edit]

  • Chase, Randal S. (2010), "Israel Is Divided and Sinks into Apostasy and Captivity", Old Testament Study Guide, Pt. 2: Deuteronomy to Solomon, Plain and Precious Publishing, ISBN 978-1937901288

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