King Ahab - 7th king of Israel
7th King of Israel 874BC-853BC his son King Ahaziah succeeded him as 8th King of Israel.
Married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal King of the Zidonians.
King Ahab died from battle wounds
Ahab in Hebrew means: father's brother (=uncle).
Ahab Becomes 7th King of Israel
29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years. 30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him. 31 He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. 32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. 33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to provoke the LORD, the God of Israel, to anger than did all the kings of Israel before him.
34 In Ahab's time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho.
He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he
set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with
the word of the LORD spoken by Joshua son of Nun.
1 Kings 16:29-22:40
For the complete Bible reading
also read: 2 Chronicles 18:1-34