Jeroboam

Jeroboam
ירבעם
King of Israel
Jeroboam sets up two golden calves.jpg
Illustration of Jeroboam setting up two golden calves, Bible Historiale, 1372.
Reignc. 931 to 910 BC
PredecessorRehoboam
SuccessorNadab, his son
Bornunknown
United Kingdom of Israel
Diedc. 910 BC
Tirzah, Northern Kingdom of Israel
SpouseAno (named only in the Septuagint)
HouseNew House, Tribe of Ephraim
FatherNebat
MotherZeruah
Jeroboam sacrificing to his idol, oil on canvas by Claes Corneliszoon Moeyaert, 1641

Jeroboam I əm/ (Hebrew: יָרָבְעָםYārāḇə‘ām; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, translit. Ierovoám) 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.[1]

Etymology

The name Jeroboam יָרָבְעָם‬ is commonly held to have been derived from riyb רִיב‬ and ʿam עַם‬, signifying "the people contend" or "he pleads the people's cause". It is alternatively translated to mean "his people are many" or "he increases the people" (from רבבrbb, meaning "to increase"), or even "he that opposes the people". In the Septuagint he is called Hieroboam (Ἱεροβοάμ).[2]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Jerobeam I
العربية: يربعام
تۆرکجه: یربعام
беларуская: Ераваам
brezhoneg: Yarovam Iañ
català: Jeroboam
čeština: Jarobeám I.
Deutsch: Jerobeam I.
Ελληνικά: Ιεροβοάμ Α΄
español: Jeroboam I
فارسی: یربعام
français: Jéroboam Ier
galego: Ieroboam
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Yâ-lò-pô-ôn yit-sṳ
Bahasa Indonesia: Yerobeam bin Nebat
italiano: Geroboamo
Kiswahili: Yeroboamu I
magyar: I. Jeroboám
Nederlands: Jerobeam I
polski: Jeroboam I
português: Jeroboão I
română: Ieroboam
русский: Иеровоам I
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Jeroboam
suomi: Jerobeam I
svenska: Jerobeam
Türkçe: I. Yarovam
українська: Єровоам I