NEBAT (nē'băt). The father of [[Jeroboam I]], the first king of the northern confederacy after the great schism (1Kgs.12.15). NEBAT nē’ băt (נְבָ֨ט). Father of [[Jeroboam I]] (1 Kings 11:26ff.). International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) Father of [[Jeroboam I]] (1Ki 11:26, and frequently elsewhere). The name occurs only in the phrase "Jeroboam the son of Nebat," and is evidently intended to distinguish Jeroboam I from the later son of Joash. See [[Jeroboam]].