This article is by http://www.truthnet.orgOne of those dull, inconspicuous passages in the Bible that are nevertheless of great historical interest, is the report about the expedition of Shishak (1 Kings 14:25-26, 2 Chronicles 12:2-9). 1 Kings 12:25 King James Version
25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel. Jeroboam took over as first ruler of the new 10-tribe nation of Israel.
The initial capital was established at Shechem (1 Kings 12:25).
Jeroboam eventually established his permanent capital at Tirzah (1 Kings 14:17; 15:21), thought to be modern Tell el-Farah, about six miles northeast of Shechem.
Jeroboam sinned in the sight of God by establishing cult worship for the people (1 Kings 12:26-33). He established worship centers at Dan in the north and Bethel in the south. He erected gold calves at each center.
God sent a messenger to rebuke Jeroboam. Called “a man of God,” the messenger came north from Judah, spoke against the Bethel altar, and predicted that a prince of the House of David, Josiah, would one day burn the bones of Jeroboam’s priests upon that very altar. (1 Kings 13:1-3; 2 Kings 23: 15-16). READ MORE HERE http://www.truthnet.org/Biblicalarcheology/10/Dividedkingdom.htm What evidence has been found of the Egyptian king, Shishak? Copyright 1995, Jeff Sturgeon The first Egyptian king to be mentioned by name in the bible
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The name of David, Israel's second king, ca. 1010-970 BC, appears in two ninth century BC texts, the Tel Dan Inscription and the Moabite stone.
Shishak was the first Egyptian king to be mentioned by name in the Bible and is the first foreign king in the Bible for whom we have extra-Biblical evidence. READ MORE HERE http://www.christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-a017.html
26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense. 1 Kings 14:17 (King James Version)
17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;