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Encyclopedia > Ahijah HaShiloni

Ahijah HaShiloni, also known as Ahijah the Shilonite, was a prophet of Shiloh (1 Kings 11:29; 14:2). He was called the "Shilonite," in the days of Rehoboam. Shiloh may be: Shiloh (Biblical) Shiloh (river), river in the Samarian region of the West Bank Shilo (town), an Israeli settlement near the location of Biblical Shiloh Shiloh (book), the Phyllis Reynolds Naylor novel Battle of Shiloh, a major 1862 battle of the American Civil War Shiloh and Other Stories...


We have on record two of his remarkable prophecies:

  • 1 Kings 11:31-39, announcing the rending of the ten tribes from Solomon; and
  • 1 Kings 14:6-16, delivered to Jeroboam's wife, foretelling the death of Abijah the king's son, the destruction of Jeroboam's house, and the captivity of Israel "beyond the river."

Jeroboam bears testimony to the high esteem in which he was held as a prophet of God (1 Kings 14:2,3). Jeroboam (increase of the people), the son of Nebat an Ephrathite (1 Kings 11:26-39), was the first king of the break-away ten tribes or Kingdom of Israel, over whom he reigned twenty-two years. ... Abijah means father (i. ... Jeroboam (increase of the people), the son of Nebat an Ephrathite (1 Kings 11:26-39), was the first king of the break-away ten tribes or Kingdom of Israel, over whom he reigned twenty-two years. ... Jeroboam (increase of the people), the son of Nebat an Ephrathite (1 Kings 11:26-39), was the first king of the break-away ten tribes or Kingdom of Israel, over whom he reigned twenty-two years. ...


 
 

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