In the Old Testament, the son of King Solomon. He succeeded his father and reigned for seventeen years in Jerusalem (1 Kgs. 11:43; 14:21, 31). During Rehoboam’s reign, the kingdom was divided into the kingdom of Israel in the north and the kingdom of Judah in the south (1 Kgs. 11:31–36; 12:19–20). Rehoboam ruled over the kingdom of Judah.