This was the name of the 3rd king of the separate kingdom of Israel, and founder of its 2nd dynasty (1 Kings 15; 16; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6).
He was the son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar. He made the city of Tirza the capital of his kingdom, and there he was buried, after an eventful reign of 24 years (1 Kings 15:33).
Because of his idolatries, his family was exterminated, according to the word of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:3-4, 10-13).
Article Version: September 11, 2017