Of SalomonsSuccessors until the end of Iehosaphat
Abijah the Sonne of Rehoboam, inherited his Fathers King-dome, and his vices. He raised an Armie of foure hundred thousand, with which he inuaded Ieroboam, who encountred him with a double number of eight hundred thousand; both Armies ioyned neare to the Mount Ephraim, where Ieroboam was vtterly ouerthrowne, and the strength of Israel broken; for there fell of that side fiue hundred thousand, the greatest ouerthrow that euer was giuen or receiued of those Nations. Abijah being now master of the field, recouered Bethel, Ieshanah, and Ephron, soone after which discomfiture, Ieroboam died: who raigned in all 22. yeares. Abijah, the better to strengthen himselfe, entred into league with Hesion, the third of the Adads of Syria; as may be gathered out of the 2. of Chron. He raigned but three yeares and then died: the particulars of his acts were written by Iddo the Prophet, as some part of his Fathers were.
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