- Jeroboam and Ahijah had both been called of God, the one to be king (11:31), and the other as prophet.
What was the difference between them in their carrying out of their office, and how does this show what qualities are required in a servant of God?
- What two pictures of Rehoboam’s reign are given in verses 21-31?
What light do they throw on the state of Judah, and on Rehoboam’s character?
- The name Abijah, given by Jeroboam to his son, shows that Jeroboam still worshipped Jehovah, for Abijah means ‘my father is Jah’.
- Verse 17, ‘Tirzah’ was the residence of the kings of the northern kingdom. Cf. 15:21; 16:15.
- Verses 23, 24. All that is mentioned in these verses was associated with idolatry. Cf. Jer. 2:20.