Iddo the Seer

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Iddo the Seer wrote his own book, but it’s not in the Bible—or anywhere else. It’s called The Record of Iddo the Seer, or possibly The Visions of Iddo the Seer, and it chronicles the lives of Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijah (Rehoboam’s son) in Judah and Jeroboam in Israel. But that book—or they may have been separate books—has been lost to time. All we know is that it existed when 2 Chronicles was written, because the Chronicler refers the reader there three times for more stories of those four kings: 2 Chronicles 9:29, 12:15, and 13:22. Iddo may also be the grandfather of the minor prophet Zechariah (see Zechariah 1:1,7).