1 Kings 14

What occurrence took place in Jeroboam's family that led him to think of applying to a holy prophet?

What seems to have been the character of Abijah? v. 13.

What scheme did the king devise in order to learn from the prophet the fate of the child?

Did he appear less anxious to know the procuring cause of the judgment, or the means of recovery, than the simple fact whether he would recover?

Have we an account of similar conduct in other instances? 2Kings 1. 2. and 8. 8.

What was her reception at the hands of the the prophet, and what message did he go on to deliver respecting her wicked husband and his house?

Does he plainly predict the captivity which took place two hundred and forty years after?

What did he tell her respecting her child?

Did the word of the prophet respecting the child come to pass accordingly? v. 17. 18.

Was this a sign that the rest of the predictions would be accomplished? 1 Sam. 2. 34.

What was the length of Jeroboam's reign, and wherein were his acts recorded? N. B. The Chronicles here mentioned are not the books of Scripture known by that name, for they were not written at this time, but certain uninspired public records, which have perished in the lapse of time.

Did the consequence of Jeroboam's sin terminate with his own death? v. 16.

Do we learn from this that the wickedness of great men usually involves multitudes of others in its consequences?

How long did Rehoboam reign, and what was the conduct of Judah under his reign? v. 22—24.

What enemy came against him in the fifth year of his reign, and with what success?

What did Rehoboam have fabricated in place of the golden shields, and what use did he put them to? v. 27,28.

What prevented still greater calamities to the people from the hand of Shishak? 2 Chron. 12.5—8.

With whom had Rehoboam war all his days? N. B. This is to be understood rather of defensive, than of offensive war waged for the recovery of the revolted tribes, for this was forbidden him by Shemaiah,ch. 12. 24,

Who was Rehoboam's mother? N. B. Naama signifies, a beauty.

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