Now Rehoboam, Solomon's son, reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was 41 years old when he became king; he reigned 17 years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His name.a Rehoboam's mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite.b22
Judah did what was evil in the Lord's eyes. They provoked Him to jealous anger more than all that their ancestors had done with the sins they committed.
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;
there were even male shrine prostitutes in the land. They imitated all the abominations of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.
In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt went to war against Jerusalem.c26
He seized the treasuries of the Lord's temple and the treasuries of the royal palace. He took everything. He took all the gold shields that Solomon had made.d27
King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place and committed them into the care of the captains of the royal escortsefwho guarded the entrance to the king's palace.
Whenever the king entered the Lord's temple, the royal escorts would carry the shields, then they would take them back to the royal escorts' armory.
The rest of the events of Rehoboam's [reign], along with all his accomplishments, are written about in the Historical Record of Judah's Kings.
There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their reigns.
Rehoboam rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite. His son Abijamg became king in his place.h