874BC-853BC – King Ahab becomes the 7th King of Israel

1 Kings 16:29-22:40. King Ahab, the son of Omri, was the 7th King of Israel and reigned from 874BC-853BC.

He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal 1 (or Ithbaal 1) the King of the Zidonians (Tyre).

After King Ahab died from battle wounds. his son Ahaziah succeeded him as the 8th King of Israel.

Ahab in Hebrew means: father’s brother (=uncle).

Background Reading:

Ahab Becomes 7th King of Israel

16:29 Omri’s son Ahab became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of King Asa of Judah. He reigned over Israel in Samaria for 22 years. 30 Omri’s son Ahab practiced more of what the LORD considered to be evil than anyone who had lived before him. 31 In fact, as if it were nothing for him to live like Nebat’s son Jeroboam, Ahab married Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethbaal of Sidon. Then he went out to serve Baal and worship him. 32 He built an altar for Baal in a temple for Baal that he constructed in Samaria. 33 Ahab also erected an Asherah, doing more to provoke the LORD God of Israel than all of the kings of Israel who had reigned before him. 34 It was during Ahab’s reign that Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations just as his firstborn son Abiram was dying, and he erected its gates while his youngest son Segub was dying, thus fulfilling the message that the LORD delivered through Nun’s son Joshua.
1 Kings 16:29-34
1 kings 17:1 — 22:40 For the complete Bible reading of King Ahab’s life.

Also read: 2 Chronicles 18:1-34.

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