The re-election of President Obama has uncorked a Jeroboam of conservative pessimism.
And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.
When therefore Jeroboam had built him a palace in the city Shechem, he dwelt there.
And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, the kings of Israel; and Zacharias, his son, reigned in his stead.
Thus was the dread prediction of Ahijah to the wife of Jeroboam fulfilled.
Jeroboam should be king over Israel; to the House of David should be left but an insignificant fragment.
Show the literal fulfillment of Ahijah's prophecy to the wife of Jeroboam.
Yet what remained of power and wealth among the Jews after the rebellion under Jeroboam, was to be found in the northern kingdom.
There seems to have been but little religion in Jeroboam's temperament.
Nor did this usurper succeed in holding the throne for his house any longer than Jeroboam's house had lasted.
1816, "large wine bottle," from Jeroboam, "a mighty man of valour" (I Kings xi:28) "who made Israel to sin" (xiv:16), from Hebrew Yarobh'am, literally "let the people increase."