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1 Kings 14:21

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Rehoboam’s Reign over Judah

14:21 Now Rehoboam son of Solomon ruled in Judah. He 1  was forty-one years old when he became king and he ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, 2  the city the Lord chose from all the tribes of Israel to be his home. 3  His mother was an Ammonite woman 4  named Naamah.

1 Kings 14:31

Context
14:31 Rehoboam passed away 5  and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David. His mother was an Ammonite named Naamah. His son Abijah 6  replaced him as king.

1 tn Heb “Rehoboam.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

3 tn Heb “the city where the Lord chose to place his name from all the tribes of Israel.”

4 tn Heb “an Ammonite”; the word “woman” is implied.

5 tn Heb “lay down with his fathers.”

6 tn In the Hebrew text the name is spelled “Abijam” here and in 1 Kgs 15:1-8.



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