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the son of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes, who died very young, 1 Kings 14:1 , &c. A.M. 3046.—

2. The son of Rehoboam, king of Judah, and of Maachah, the daughter of Uriel, who succeeded his father, A.M. 3046, 2 Chronicles 11:20; 2 Chronicles 13:2 , &c. The Rabbins reproach this monarch with neglecting to destroy the profane altar which Jeroboam had erected at Bethel; and with not suppressing the worship of the golden calves there after his victory over that prince.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Abijah'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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