And there went a proclamation throughout the host, about the
going down of the sun
Much about the time that Ahab died; and this proclamation by an herald might be made by his order, as he was dying, or by Jehoshaphat, when he understood he was dead:
saying, every man to his city, and every man to his own country;
the order was to cease fighting, and make the best of their way as fast as they could to their own homes, since their shepherd and master was dead, which fulfilled the vision of Micaiah, ( 1 Kings 22:17 ) . It seems to have been a drawn battle, at least there is no account of the advantage on either side.