Naamah (fl. 900 BCE)

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Naamah (fl. 900 bce)

Biblical woman. Daughter of the king of Ammon; one of 700 wives of Solomon (c. 985–c. 925 bce), last king of the united 12 tribes of Israel; children: Rehoboam, also seen as Rehabam, king of Israel.

Naamah, one of the 700 wives of Solomon (I Kings 11:3), was apparently the only one to bear him a son. Rehoboam succeeded his father as king of Judah and presided over the collapse of the Israelite Empire. His reign started in either 931 or 922 bce and lasted 17 years.

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