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Bible Commentaries
1 Kings 12

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-33

The Reign of Jeroboam over Northern Israel (930-909 B.C.) In 1 Kings 12:1 to 1 Kings 14:20 we have the story of Jeroboam ruling over the northern kingdom of Israel. It is important to draw a parallel account of Jeroboam’s reign to that of King David and Solomon. The reigns of both David and Solomon record the judgment of adversaries, the establishment of their thrones, the institution of national worship, God makes a covenant with David and Solomon, the prosperity of their reigns, their sin and judgment, and an epilogue. Jeroboam’s rule follows a similar sequence of events.

1. Jereboam Establishes His Throne 1 Kings 12:1-24

2. Jereboam Institutes National Worship 1 Kings 12:25-33

3. God Speaks to Jereboam thru a Prophet 1 Kings 13:1-32

4. Jereboam’s Sin and Judgment 1 Kings 13:33 to 1 Kings 14:18

5. Epilogue to Jereboam’s Reign 1 Kings 14:19-20

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/1-kings-12.html. 2013.
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