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Shemaiah from Nuremberg Chronicles

Shemaiah (Hebrew: שמע-יה) was a minor Prophet in the Hebrew Bible. He lived around the time of King Rehoboam, son of Solomon.

In the Hebrew Bible[]

When 10 tribes of Israel split into two nations,[1] Rehoboam immediately sent Adoniram to the rebels, but went unexpected when the Israelites stoned him to death. When the ten tribes heard that Jeroboam, son of Nebat returned, they quickly crowned him as king of Israel. [2] Rehoboam gathered 180,000 young men of Judah and Benjamin, to war against Jeroboam.[3] The Lord came unto the prophet Shemaiah, and Shemaiah intervened and warned them not to war against Jeroboam and the ten tribes.[4][5]

In this case why the Lord didn't allow Judah to war against Israel is because the awaited Messiah promised to Abraham,[6] Moses,[7] and unto the Israelites, was coming from the descent of David.[8]



  1. 1 Kings 12-1-18 (Link)
  2. 1 Kings 12:20 (Link)
  3. 1 Kings 12:21 (Link)
  4. 1 Kings 12:22-24 (Link)
  5. 2 Chronicles 11:2-4 (Link)
  6. Genesis 18:17 (Link)
  7. Acts 3:22-23 (Link)
  8. 2 Samuel 7:16 (Link)