“At that time Abijah son of Jeroboam fell sick. Jeroboam said to his wife. ‘Go! Disguise yourself, so that it will not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam. Go to Shiloh. The prophet Ahijah is there. He is the one who said of me that I should be king over this people. Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey. Go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.’”
The son of Jeroboam was sick. Interesting enough, the name of the son is almost the same as the prophet – Ahijah (prophet) Abijah (son). Jeroboam wants to send his unnamed wife to the prophet who had told Jeroboam that he was going to be king. Jeroboam had a lot of trust in him. Jeroboam said that his wife should disguise herself so that no one would know that she was his wife. She was also supposed to bring food gifts with her to see Ahijah, who would tell her the fate of their child.