Ahab’s Altar
The altar Ahab built for Baal in Samaria.
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);
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ahab (king of Israel)
1. The seventh king of Israel (ca 874–852 b.c.), and son of Omri. Ahab followed a wise policy in defense, entering into alliance with Phoenicia, Judah, and even his erstwhile enemies the Arameans. On the other hand, he fell under the influence of his fanatical pagan queen Jezebel, who led him to worship
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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.
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