And Roboam begat Abia,
sometimes called Abijam, as in ( 1 Kings 14:31 ) , sometimes Abijah, ( 2 Chronicles 12:16 ) and sometimes, as here, Abia, ( 1 Chronicles 3:10 ) . Him Rehoboam begat of Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom, ( 1 Kings 15:2 ) called Michaiah, the daughter of Uriel, ( 2 Chronicles 13:2 ) . Maachah and Michaiah being the same name; or else she went by two names, as her father did.
And Abia begat Asa,
who was a good king; his mother's name is the same with the name of his father's mother; and perhaps it is not his proper mother, but his grandmother who is meant in ( 1 Kings 15:10 ) . He is wrongly called Asaph in the Persic and Ethiopic versions, and in one copy.