Women of the Word: Jeroboam’s Wife


1 Kings 14 tells the story of Jeroboam who was king in Israel. Jeroboam was rebellious towards God. As a result, God sent judgement upon his house and kingdom by first causing his son to get sick. In Old Testament days, people often looked to prophets to heal the sick or to predict whether they would die from their sickness or recover. So Jeroboam instructed his wife to go to the prophet Ahijah and ask whether their son would live or die. 1 Kings 14:2-4 reads:

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