Rehoboam is the son of Solomon, the king of Israel. It is approximately 930 BC and Rehoboam’s father has passed away. Rehoboam is ascending to the throne. 1 Kings 12:1 records Rehoboam going to the city of Shechem for his coronation. By going to Shechem he is trying to rally support from the northern ten tribes for his kingship. The people have some demands for this new king before they will submit to his rule.
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