He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah, the granddaughter of Absalom.
References for 1 Kings 15:2
He committed the same sins as his father before him, and he was not faithful to the his God, as his ancestor David had been.
But for David’s sake, the his God allowed his descendants to continue ruling, shining like a lamp, and he gave Abijam a son to rule after him in Jerusalem.
For David had done what was pleasing in the ’s sight and had obeyed the ’s commands throughout his life, except in the affair concerning Uriah the Hittite.
There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam throughout Abijam’s reign.
References for 1 Kings 15:6
The rest of the events in Abijam’s reign and everything he did are recorded in There was constant war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
When Abijam died, he was buried in the City of David. Then his son Asa became the next king.
Asa began to rule over Judah in the twentieth year of Jeroboam’s reign in Israel.
He reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother was Maacah, the granddaughter of Absalom.
References for 1 Kings 15:10
Asa did what was pleasing in the ’s sight, as his ancestor David had done.
He banished the male and female shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.
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