- the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
- (lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts).
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Examples from the Web for jeroboam
The re-election of President Obama has uncorked a jeroboam of conservative pessimism.Commentary's Symposium on the Future of Conservatism
January 2, 2013
When therefore Jeroboam had built him a palace in the city Shechem, he dwelt there.The Antiquities of the Jews
Thus was the dread prediction of Ahijah to the wife of Jeroboam fulfilled.
Show the literal fulfillment of Ahijah's prophecy to the wife of Jeroboam.
There seems to have been but little religion in Jeroboam's temperament.
Eurudemos); Jeroboam, "whose people is many" (Poludemos; comp.
- a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces)Also called: double-magnum
C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a ``mighty man of valour'' (I Kings 11:28) who ``made Israel to sin'' (I Kings 14:16)
- the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
- king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)
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Word Origin and History for jeroboam
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."
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