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Rehoboam

Rehoboam (rē´əbō´əm), in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of Solomon. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam I as their king. Rehoboam's foolish insolence to the protesting tribespeople is celebrated. In Rehoboam's reign Palestine was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam.

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Rehoboam

Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of ancient Israel c.930 to c.915 bc. His reign witnessed the secession of the northern tribes and their establishment of a new kingdom under Jeroboam, leaving Rehoboam as the first king of Judah (1 Kings 11–14).

From the late 19th century, the word rehoboam has been used for a wine bottle of about six times the standard size.

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rehoboam

re·ho·bo·am / ˌrē(h)əˈbōəm/ • n. a wine bottle of about six times the standard size.

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