This exactly agrees with the history of the Old Testament, 1Ki_11:43 (where he is called Rehoboam); he reigned but seventeen years, and died. 1Ki_14:21,31. Abijam his son reigned in his stead; he is here called Abia; but we shall observe frequent alteration of names, both as to the final terminations, and where the quiescent letters in Hebrew fall into the name. Abia, or Abijam, reigned but three years, and was succeeded by Asa his son, 1Ki_15:2,8. Asa reigned forty-one years, 2Ch_16:13. So as these three princes reigned sixty years.