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A wicked king, who was crowned king after his father Omri, and reigned for 22 years (1 Kings 16-29). At the time, was the most wicked leader the kingdom had seen (1 Kings 16:29). He married Jezebel who was a princess from Sidon (1 Kings 16:31) and actively setup altars to worship Baal (1 Kings 16:32-33). He pursued and killed prophets (1 Kings 18:13). He himself was killed in a battle against Syria.

After he died, his son Ahaziah became king (1 Kings 22:40).

It was during his reign that Elisha sealed the heavens and caused a famine, and the prophet also challenges the priests of Baal to see whose God could bring fire from heaven. Elisha also counseled the king, but was ignored. (BD, GS)

The story of Ahab's reign is found in chapters 16 to 22 of 1 Kings. It's worth noting that Ahab was the third generation of evil kings before him.

ahab.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/18 15:03 by steve