Jeroboam I


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Noun1.Jeroboam I - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)Jeroboam I - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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It was this tradition that king Jeroboam I drew on to set up his new sanctuaries at Bethel and Dan.
Jeroboam I ranks among the arch-villains of the Bible.
TB Sanhedrin 101b explains that his name means "one that caused strife between the people and their Heavenly Father." (1) This characterization of Jeroboam is also found in Avot 5:18, "He that leads the many to virtue, through him shall no sin befall; but he that leads the many to sin, to him shall be given no means for repentance.