“In fact one reoccurring pun involves the name Rehoboam and the Hebrew word for "expansive," ironic because the kingdom actually shrank dramatically under Rehoboam.”
“The breaking of the bond of union between Judah and Israel's ten tribes under Rehoboam is here the image used to represent the fratricidal discord of factions which raged within Jerusalem on the eve of its fall, while the Romans were thundering at its gates without.”
“If it was penned in Rehoboam's time, it was true as to the greatest part of the kingdom, five parts of six; if in Zedekiah's time, it was more remarkably true of the poor remainder.”
“This seems to intimate that the psalm was penned in Rehoboam's time, when the house of David was but in the days of its youth, and yet waxed old and began to decay already.”
“Rough answers (such as Rehoboam here gave) do but stir up anger and bring oil to the flames.”
“And after Saul, David, and Solomon, came Rehoboam, who "answered the people roughly, saying: My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.”
“Rehoboam got himself a civil war; the situation in Massachusetts gives me hope that we can avoid that.”
“When Solomon handed the nation on to his son Rehoboam, the social pillar started to weaken further and the nation became divided over issues of ideology and ethics.”
“It is vaguely feminine in biting cleverness, and imagined to be the product of a single author living at court during the period of Rehoboam.”
“They asked Rehoboam if he would lighten the great load that Solomon had placed on the people a heavy tax burden being just one of the issues.”
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