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Naboth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A landowner in the Jezreel Valley who was murdered when King Ahab coveted his vineyard (1 Kgs 21).Following this event, Ahab’s family was cursed and the dynasty established by his father Omri was ended. The story of Naboth and his vineyard formed the basis for Jehu‘s subsequent accession to the throne of Israel.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Naboth
Naboth (נָבוֹת‎, navoth). A landowner in the Jezreel Valley who was murdered when King Ahab coveted his vineyard (1 Kgs 21).Following this event, Ahab’s family was cursed and the dynasty established by his father Omri was ended. The story of Naboth and his vineyard formed the basis for Jehu‘s subsequent
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Naboth (Person)
NABOTH (PERSON) [Heb nābôt (נָבֹות)]. The victim of a judicial murder perpetrated by Jezebel in the name of her husband, King Ahab of Israel (1 Kings 21). According to this account, Ahab sought to acquire Naboth’s ancestral property, a vineyard situated in Jezreel. Naboth refused Ahab’s overtures out
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Naboth
Naboth. Owner of a vineyard which Ahab, king of Israel, coveted (1 Kgs 21). Ahab’s request was perhaps not unreasonable (v 2), and Naboth’s refusal may have been a little curt (v 3).While Ahab sulked, however, Jezebel had two scoundrels accuse Naboth of blasphemy, the greatest crime an Israelite could
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Naboth
Naboth nāʹboth [Heb nāḇôṯ—‘sprouts’ (?), ‘elevation’; Gk Nabouthai]. The owner of a vineyard adjacent to the palace of King Ahab in Jezreel (1 K. 21:1–29). Ahab desired to extend his property by purchasing the vineyard or by offering Naboth a better one in its place. Naboth justifiably refused
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Naboth
NABOTH Owner of a vineyard that Ahab, king of Israel, coveted (see the story in 1 Kgs 21). Ahab’s request was perhaps not unreasonable, and Naboth’s refusal may have been a little curt. While Ahab sulked, however, Jezebel had two scoundrels accuse Naboth of blasphemy, the greatest crime an Israelite
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Naboth
Naboth (nay´both), the owner of a vineyard adjacent to a royal estate in Jezreel. The biblical narrative interprets the fall of King Ahab’s dynasty as divine punishment for crimes committed against Naboth. As related in 1 Kings 21, Ahab, the king of Israel, wanted to buy Naboth’s vineyard to transform
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Naboth
NABOTH. A citizen of the northern kingdom of Israel who had a vineyard in Jezreel next to the country palace of Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kgs 21:1; 2 Kgs 9:21, 25). Ahab summoned him to Samaria and tried to buy the land. Naboth refused because it was a part of his family inheritance, and therefore its title
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Naboth
NABOTH. This Israelite commoner had the misfortune of owning a vineyard close to the palace of King Ahab in Jezreel, who wanted to extend his gardens (1 Ki. 21). Though the king offered fair terms for the land, Naboth exercised his right to keep intact his ancestral inheritance. Ahab felt aggrieved and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Naboth
Naboth (Heb. nāḇôṯ)A Jezreelite judicially murdered by Jezebel and Ahab in order to confiscate his vineyard, presumably located next to Ahab’s palace in Jezreel. The story of Naboth’s vineyard (1 Kgs. 21:1–16) raises issues of royal power and prerogative, especially concerning the ownership of land
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Naboth
Naboth [nāˊbŏth] (Heb. nāḇôṯ “sprout [?]”). A Jezreelite who owned a vineyard located next to the palace of King Ahab. When Ahab wanted to buy the vineyard Naboth refused on the grounds that it was his family inheritance (Heb. naḥa; v. 3) and, as an inalienable trust from the ultimate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Naboth
NABOTH The innocent victim of court execution contrived by Jezebel so that her husband, King Ahab of Israel, could take Naboth’s land, a vineyard in Jezreel that Naboth had inherited from his ancestors (1 Kgs 21:1–16). Naboth refused to sell the land to Ahab, and the king seemed willing to let the matter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Naboth
Na´both (fruits), the victim of Ahab and Jezebel, was the owner of a small vineyard at Jezreel, close to the royal palace of Ahab. 1 Kings 21:1, 2. (b.c. 897.) It thus became an object of desire to the king, who offered an equivalent in money or another vineyard in exchange for this. Naboth, in the independent