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1 Kings 11:25-28

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11:25 He was Israel’s enemy throughout Solomon’s reign and, like Hadad, caused trouble. He loathed 1  Israel and ruled over Syria.

11:26 Jeroboam son of Nebat, one of Solomon’s servants, rebelled against 2  the king. He was an Ephraimite 3  from Zeredah whose mother was a widow named Zeruah. 11:27 This is what prompted him to rebel against the king: 4  Solomon built a terrace and he closed up a gap in the wall of the city of his father David. 5  11:28 Jeroboam was a talented man; 6  when Solomon saw that the young man was an accomplished worker, he made him the leader of the work crew from the tribe 7  of Joseph.

1 tn The construction (Qal of קוּץ + בְּ [quts + bet] preposition) is rare, but not without parallel (see Lev 20:23).

2 tn Heb “raised a hand against.”

3 tn Heb “Ephrathite,” which here refers to an Ephraimite (see HALOT 81 s.v. אֶפְרַיִם).

4 tn Heb “this is the matter concerning which he raised a hand against the king.”

5 sn The city of his father David. The phrase refers here to the fortress of Zion in Jerusalem, not to Bethlehem. See 2 Sam 5:7.

6 tn Heb “man of strength.”

7 tn Heb “house.”



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