(He had 18 wives, 60 concubines, 28 sons, and 60 daughters.)
God makes Judah Shishak's slave
121 Rehoboam and everyone in Israel disobeyed God's laws. 2 So God sent Shishak, the king of Egypt, to destroy them. 3 Shishak had 1200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and more soldiers than could be numbered. 4 He conquered the cities of Judah and came to Jerusalem.
5Shemaiah, Rehoboam's prophet, came to him and said,
This is what God says: "You have forsaken me, so I sent Shishak to destroy you."
6 So King Rehoboam and the princes humbled themselves, and said, “God is righteous.”
7 God saw that they humbled themselves, so the word of God came to Shemaiah, saying
They've humbled themselves, so I won't destroy them.
9 So Shishak came to Jerusalem and took all the treasures in God's house, and in the king's house, along with Solomon's gold shields.
12 Because Rehoboam humbled himself, God didn't completely destroy him. And things in Judah went well.
14 But Rehoboam did evil, because he didn't seek God. 15 Rehoboam died, and Abijah, his son, became king of Judah.
God helps Abijah kill a half-million Israelites
132 There was a war between Abijah of Judah and Jeroboam of Israel. 3 Abijah had 400,000 chosen men. Jeroboam had 800,000 mighty men of valor. 14 The men of Judah cried out to God, while the priests blew their trumpets. 15-17 And God smote Jeroboam and the men of Israel, killing 500,000 chosen men.
12 Asa had a foot disease. He didn't rely on God to fix his feet, but on physicians. 13 So he died.
A few more words about this episode
First and Second Chronicles were written after the books of Samuel and Kings, and tell many of the same stories. So unless something new or interesting is included in these books, I won't repeat them here. I have, however, provided links to the stories in the books of Samuel and Kings, as well as the corresponding podcast episodes.
There are also many passages that are too boring or uninteresting to include in the podcast. These are mentioned in the podcast text, with links to the passages in the SAB.
But what is most noticeable in the two Chronicles books is not what is in them. It's what is left out. Here is a list of things that are included in the books of Samuel and Kings that are not mentioned in Second Chronicles: