23 Solomon followed his ancestors in death and left one of his sons to rule after him. This was Rehoboam, a man of little intelligence and great foolishness, whose policies caused a rebellion. 1 There was also the unspeakable Jeroboam, who led northern Israel in sinful ways.

References for Ben Sira 47:23

    • 65 47:23 - 47.23-25 1 K 11.43; 12.10-30; 2 K 17.6, 18.
    • c 47:23 - [Hebrew] great foolishness; [Greek] the people's fool.
    • d 47:23 - [Hebrew] the unspeakable (one); [Greek] Jeroboam son of Nebat.