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also known as: Abijah

Meaning: father of the sea; i.e., “seaman.”

This is the name always used in The Book of Kings for the king of Judah, the son of Rehoboam, elsewhere called Abijah (1 Kings 15:1; 15:7-8). He is considered a bad king.

1 Kings 14:31–15:8 and 2 Chronicles 13:1-23

He is the father of King Jehoshaphat. His mother is Azubah.

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Article Version: September 23, 2021