REHOBOAM
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: רֵחַבְעָם (Ancient Hebrew)
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah.
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