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Ahab (false prophet)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of king Omri and seventh ruler of Israel (i.e., the northern kingdom) from 874–853 bc; husband of Jezebel, father of Ahaziah and Jehoram (of Israel), and father-in-law of Jehoram and Ahaziah (of Judah). The name “Ahab” (אַחְאָב‎, ach'av) likely means “a father’s brother,” or “uncle.”
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahab, King of Israel
Ahab, King of Israel (אַחְאָב‎, ach'av). Son of king Omri and seventh ruler of Israel (i.e., the northern kingdom) from 874–853 bc; husband of Jezebel, father of Ahaziah and Jehoram (of Israel), and father-in-law of Jehoram and Ahaziah (of Judah). The name “Ahab” (אַחְאָב‎, ach'av) likely means “a father’s
Ahab, King of Israel, Critical Issues
Ahab, King of Israel, Critical Issues Overviews the foreign and domestic policies of Ahab, King of Israel.
Ahab, Son of Kolaiah
Ahab, Son of Kolaiah (אַחְאָב‎, ach'av). A false prophet whose name (according to Jeremiah) will be used by the Judean exiles in a curse: “The Lord make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire” (Jer 29:21–22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahab (Person)
AHAB (PERSON) [Heb ʾaḥʾāb (אַחְאָב)]. The name of two persons in the Hebrew Bible.1. Son and successor of Omri, who ruled N Israel during the second quarter of the 9th century b.c. The exact dates of his reign are disputed: 871–852 b.c. (Begrich 1929; Jepsen and Hanhart BZAW 88); 874–853 (Thiele 1965);
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ahab
Ahab. 1. Eighth king of the northern kingdom of Israel, who reigned about 874–853 bc. His father, Omri, founded a dynasty that lasted 40 years, through the reigns of Ahab and his two sons, Ahaziah and Jehoram. Omri’s dynasty had an impact beyond biblical history, being mentioned on the famous Moabite
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahab (false prophet)
2. Son of Koliah, one of two false prophets (see Zedekiah) among the Babylonian exiles. Jeremiah’s condemnation of them included the prophecy that their fate would become a curse formula for the exiles (Jer. 29:20–23).
Ahab
Ahab āʹhab [Heb. ’ah̄’āb—‘the Father is my brother,’ i.e., ‘God is a close relative’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ahab
AHAB1. Eighth king of the northern kingdom of Israel, who reigned about 874–853 bc. His father, Omri, founded a dynasty that lasted 40 years, through the reigns of Ahab and his two sons, Ahaziah and Jehoram. Omri’s dynasty had an impact beyond biblical history, being mentioned on the famous Moabite
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ahab
Ahab (ay´hab).1 The king of Israel, the northern kingdom, ca. 869–850 bce; he was the son and successor of Omri. His queen was Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of Tyre. Ahab inherited his father’s military prowess and maintained a strong and stable government. He successfully defended his country
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ahab
AHAB1. A false prophet, son of Kolaiah. He was deported to Babylon and denounced by Jeremiah (Jer 29:21).2. The seventh king of Israel, son and successor of Omri. In the book of Kings he appears as both a politically strong and a spiritually weak king. On the secular side, he was able to win the respect
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ahab
AHAB (Heb. ’aḥ’āḇ; Assyr. Ah̬ābu, ‘the (divine) brother is father’).1. The son and successor of Omri, founder of the dynasty, who reigned as seventh king of Israel for 22 years, c. 874–852 bc (1 Ki. 16:28ff.). He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of Sidon and priest of Astarte.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ahab
Ahab (Heb. ʾaḥʾāḇ)1. King of Israel (ca. 875–854 b.c.e.) and successor to his father Omri, who arranged a marriage between Ahab and Jezebel, daughter of King Ethbaal of Tyre, to secure good relations between Phoenicia and Israel. Ahab’s 70 sons in Samaria were murdered by Jehu in his coup (2 Kgs.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ahab
AHAB (Hebrew, possibly “father’s brother”) Son and successor of Omri and king of Israel from around 874 to 853 b.c. (although the dates of his reign are disputed among scholars). The chief source on his reign is 1 Kgs 16:29–22:40. His marriage to the pagan Jezebel brought him into conflict with the prophets
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ahab
A´hab (uncle).1. Son of Omri, seventh king of Israel, reigned b.c. 919–896. He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal king of Tyre; and in obedience to her wishes, caused a temple to be built to Baal in Samaria itself, and an oracular grove to be consecrated to Astarte. See 1 Kings 18:19. One of Ahab’s
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