Abijah becomes king
1 Abijah began to rule over Judah when King Jeroboam had been king of Israel for 18 years. 2 Abijah was king in Jerusalem for three years. His mother's name was Micaiah, daughter of Uriel from the town called Gibeah. Abijah and Jeroboam fought a war. 3 Abijah chose his best 400,000 soldiers. And Jeroboam prepared to fight against him with 800,000 strong brave men that he had chosen.