The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible2 Chronicles 13:20
Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of
So as to bring an army into the field against him, and
and the Lord struck him;
by some Jewish writers F1, this is
interpreted of Abijah; and the reason of his being stricken, they say,
was because he did not destroy the calf when he took Bethel; but it is
best to understand it of Jeroboam, since Abijah is afterwards said to
and he died;
not immediately, for he lived two years after Abijah,
(1 Kings 14:20) (15:9) , but continued under a lingering disease he was
smitten with, and which issued in his death.
F1 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 65. fol. 58. 8. Seder Olam Rabba, c. 16.