Questions tagged [ahab]

Questions relating to the character of King Ahab from the Hebrew Bible, who reigned over the Kingdom of Israel from c.871 – c. 852 BC, and can be found in the books of Kings and Chronicles

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Did Elijah stop running at Gate of Jezreel to give Ahab the honor of entering first, or because he feared entering (or what)?

In 1 Kings 18:46, after God produces a torrential rainstorm and Ba'al is utterly defeated, Elijah runs ahead of (or before) Ahab to Jezreel. The text has various translations including: until he came ...
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In What Sense did King Ahab "Serve Ba'al"? 2 Kings 10:18

I have been trying to understand better the religious attitude of King Ahab. He was famously denounced by the usurper King Jehu, who, in the generation after Ahab, massacred his 60 sons along with his ...
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1 Kings 20:42 - How would have Ahab known that God wanted the Syrian king dead?

1 Kings 20:42 And he said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall be for his life, and your people ...
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Why wasn’t Ahab the subject of the lying spirit?

“And the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab the king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said one thing, and another said another.” ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭18:19‬ ‭ God is asking ...
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