913-911BC – King Abijah or Abijam the 2nd king of Judah

Abijah succeeded his father Rehoboam as king of Judah.
Abijah reigned in Jerusalem for three years.
He sinned like his father. His mother was Maacah, the daughter of Absalom.
Abijam in Hebrew means: My father is The LORD.

Background Reading:

Jeroboam Rebels Against Solomon

14:31 Eventually Rehoboam died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. His mother’s name had been Naamah the Ammonite, and his son Abijah became king to replace him.

Abijah’s Reign over Judah

(2 Chronicles 13:1-14:1)

15:1 Abijah reigned over Judah starting in the eighteenth year of Nebat’s son Jeroboam’s reign. 2 He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom. 3 He practiced the same sins that his father committed before he was born. Unlike his ancestor David, his heart never became devoted to the LORD his God. 4 Nevertheless, for the sake of David, the LORD his God maintained a lamp for David in Jerusalem by raising up his son after him so that Jerusalem would be established, 5 because David had practiced what the LORD considered to be right. He never avoided anything that the LORD had commanded him during his entire lifetime, except for the case of Uriah the Hittite.

6 There was continual military conflict between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout his entire lifetime. 7 The rest of Abijah’s accomplishments, including everything he undertook, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not? And a state of war continued to exist between Abijah and Jeroboam. 8 Eventually, Abijah died, as did his ancestors, and he was buried in the City of David. His son Asa succeeded him as king.
1 Kings 14:31-15:8 and 2 Chronicles 13:-22

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