1 Kings 12:25—Was Jeroboam’s residence in Shechem or at Tirzah?

Problem: In 1 Kings 12:25 Jeroboam’s home is said to be in Shechem, but later it is listed as Tirzah (1 Kings 14:12–17).

Solution: He may have moved later to a different location. Or, one place could have been a vacation or retreat home. It was not uncommon for kings to have more than one place of residence.

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