This article contains a free Bible Study resource on the subject of Ahab. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also reference to where Ahab is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Ahab?
The definition and outline of Ahab is as follows: According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel.
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Biography, Facts and Information about Ahab
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Ahab:
The son of Omri, whom he succeeded as the seventh king of Israel. His history is recorded in 1 Kings 1622-22. His wife was Jezebel (q.v.), who exercised a very evil influence over him. To the calf-worship introduced by Jeroboam he added the worship of Baal. He was severely admonished by Elijah (q.v.) for his wickedness.
His anger was on this account kindled against the prophet, and he sought to kill him. He undertook three campaigns against Ben-hadad II., king of Damascus. In the first two, which were defensive, he gained a complete victory over Ben-hadad, who fell into his hands, and was afterwards released on the condition of his restoring all the cities of Israel he then held, and granting certain other concessions to Ahab.
After three years of peace, for some cause Ahab renewed war (1 Kings 22:3) with Ben-hadad by assaulting the city of Ramoth-gilead, although the prophet Micaiah warned him that he would not succeed, and that the 400 false prophets who encouraged him were only leading him to his ruin. Micaiah was imprisoned for thus venturing to dissuade Ahab from his purpose. Ahab went into the battle disguised, that he might if possible escape the notice of his enemies; but an arrow from a bow "drawn at a venture" pierced him, and though stayed up in his chariot for a time he died towards evening, and Elijah's prophecy (1 Kings 21:19) was fulfilled.
He reigned twenty-three years. Because of his idolatry, lust, and covetousness, Ahab is referred to as pre-eminently the type of a wicked king (2 Kings 8:18; 2Chr 22:3; Micah 6:16). A false prophet referred to by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:21), of whom nothing further is known.
We have selected Ahab as one of the most important people and character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous person. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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