And it came to pass, after these things
After the two battles with the king of Syria, in which Ahab was victorious, and after he had let Benhadad, a blasphemer, and injurious to him, go free:
hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria;
that being the metropolis of the kingdom of Israel, is put for it, who, besides his palace in Samaria, had another in Jezreel; which, according to Bunting F25, were sixteen miles distant from each other.
F25 Travels p. 164.