Rehoboam's father was Solomon. He became King of Israel in the year 2964. The 10 northern tribes rebelled against his rule and installed Jeroboam as their King in the year 2964. Thus Rehoboam became the King of Judah in the year 2964. He reigned for 17 years and died in the year 2981. He was buried in the City of David. His son Abijam reigned in his place.