Jeroboam was from the tribe of Ephraim, a worker of King Solomon’s, and the child of a widow. He later turned into the primary lord of the isolated northern realm of Israel. He is first referenced in quite a while 11:26: Jeroboam the child of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a worker of Solomon, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow, likewise lifted his hand against the Lord.
He was from the tribe of Ephraim
One of only a handful of exceptional foundation subtleties the Bible gives us about Jeroboam is that he was an Ephraimite. The tribe of Ephraim slid from Joseph’s child by a similar name. At the point when Israel split into two realms, Jeroboam laid out his lofty quarters in Shechem, a city in Ephraim’s area. Afterward, the prophets now and then alluded to the whole realm as Ephraim.
Jeroboam rebelled against the king.
The absolute first thing the Bible says about Jeroboam is that he opposed the lord. In any case, the subtleties of that underlying demonstration of resistance are somewhat fluffy. The account presents Jeroboam after depicting how two men (Haddad and Rezon) effectively battled against Solomon, however, at that point, it clarifies how Jeroboam became one of Solomon’s authorities and portrays a prediction that probably actuated his defiance.
As Jeroboam passed on Jerusalem to get back, he met the prophet Ahijah. Ahijah tore his shroud into 12 pieces to address the 12 tribes of Israel and advised Jeroboam to take 10 of the pieces, implying that he would control north of 10 of the tribes.
The northern tribes declared Jeroboam their king.
At the point when Solomon kicked the bucket, his child Rehoboam became ruler, and Jeroboam went with delegates of the northern tribes to request that Rehoboam relieve the burden of their work, asserting Solomon had put a weighty burden on them. Overlooking his guides and noticing the exhortation of his companions, Rehoboam multiplied down. Whenever Rehoboam sent somebody to authorize this new, heavier weight, the Israelites battered him to the point of death. Tired of the power-stumbling rulers from David’s line, the northern tribes proclaimed Jeroboam their lord, passing on Rehoboam to manage the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
As the new ruler, Jeroboam had a few issues undermining his capacity to run the show: God made him lord to move the Israelites back to himself, however, God’s residence was in Jerusalem, and the Israelites were familiar with offering penances there. Israel’s personality and confidence were attached to a city that was never again part of their country.
He promoted idolatry.
Jeroboam stressed that assuming the northern Israelites kept making penances at the sanctuary in Jerusalem, they would betray him. So after looking for counsel, he brought back a recognizable type of love, past brilliant calf.
To guarantee everybody in the northern realm approached a position of love, Jeroboam made two brilliant calves, setting one in Bethel and one in Dan. Bethel was the place where Jacob once blessed a support point and made a pledge to God, and the Danites had a line of icon venerating ministers who followed their genealogy back to one or the other Moses or Manasseh. So these spots previously had profound strict importance to the Israelites.