And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was
yet in Egypt, heard of it
Of the death of Solomon, and of the meeting of the Israelites at Shechem:
(for he was fled from the presence of King Solomon;
see ( 1 Kings 11:40 )
and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
until the death of Solomon; some render the words, "Jeroboam, returned out of Egypt" F4, which agrees with ( 2 Chronicles 10:2 ) , this he did on hearing the above news, and on being sent for by some of his friends, as follows.