* A.M. 3046. B.C. 958. Rehoboam.
20 11:43 15:3,24 22:50 2Ch 12:16
* his mother's.
Dr. Kennicott observes, that the name of this king of Judah is
now expressed three ways; here and in four other places, it is
Abijam; in two others (2; Ch 13:20, 21) it is Abijahu; but in
eleven others it is Abijah or Abiah, as it is expressed by St.
Matthew, (ch. 1:7,) [Abia;] and this is the reading of
thirteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., and of thirteen
respectable editions of the Hebrew Bible. The Syriac is the
same. The Septuagint in the London Polyglott has [Abiou,]
Abihu; but in the Complutensian and Antwerp Polyglotts it has
[Abia,] Abiah; and the Editio Princeps of the Vulgate,
some MSS. and the text in these two Polyglotts, instead of
Abiam, have Abia.