Kings of Judah

Kings of Judah



Name of Person: Abijah

Role: King of Judah  Term: #05 Ruler of Judah  Dynasty: House of David

Country/Empire/Region: Judah (Southern Kingdom)

From Year: BC 0947 to Year: BC 0945


Details:

King Abijah of Judah

  1. Crowned King: 0947 BC, as the Fifth King of Judah (534 Years after freedom from Egypt)
  2. Term of Reign: 3 Years
  3. End of Reign: 0945 BC
  4. Death: 0945 BC
  5. Predecessor: King Rehoboam (Father of King Abijah)
  6. Successor: King Asa of Judah

Parallel Event:

Abijam became King of Judah in the 18th year of King Jeroboam of Israel

 



Bible Reference

1 Kings 15:2
Abijam began to rule over Judah in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam’s reign in Israel. 2 He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah, the granddaughter of Absalom.

1 Kings 15:1-6,8

Abijam began to rule over Judah in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam’s reign in Israel. 2 He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah, the granddaughter of Absalom.

3 He committed the same sins as his father before him, and he was not faithful to the Lord his God, as his ancestor David had been. 4 But for David’s sake, the Lord his God allowed his descendants to continue ruling, shining like a lamp, and he gave Abijam a son to rule after him in Jerusalem. 5 For David had done what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and had obeyed the Lord’s commands throughout his life, except in the affair concerning Uriah the Hittite.

6 There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam throughout Abijam’s reign.
8 When Abijam died, he was buried in the City of David. Then his son Asa became the next king.


Image Reference

Guillaume Rouille, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons