So called (in reference to the bottle's size and the drunkenness caused by wine) afterJeroboam I (died c. 901 bc), king of northern Israeldescribed in the Bible as“a mighty man of valor”(I Kings 11:28)“who made Israel to sin” (14:16)
The kingdom reached its highest point of importance during the reign of Solomon, but, shortly after his death, it was broken up by the rebellion of Jeroboam, who founded the separate kingdom of Israel with its capital at Shechem.
31, wishes to represent Jeroboam's priests as illegitimate, he does not say that they were not Aaronites, but that they were not of the sons of Levi.
OLD] Of the 240 years from Jeroboam I., 80 elapse before the Syrian wars in Ahab's reign, these cover another 80; the famous king Jeroboam II.
Only the Temple records recall the spoliation of the sanctuary of Jerusalem, and traditions of Jeroboam I.