|Overview - 1 Kings 20|
|1||Ben-hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besieges Samaria.|
|13||By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain.|
|22||As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians, trusting in the valleys, come against him in Aphek.|
|28||By the word of the prophet, and God's judgment, the Syrians are smitten again.|
|31||The Syrians submitting themselves, Ahab sends Ben-hadad away with a covenant.|
|35||The prophet, under the parable of a prisoner, making Ahab judge himself, denounces God's judgment against him.|
1 Kings 20:26 (King James Version)
And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
- Supposed to be the Aphek near the river Adonis, between Heliopolis and Biblos, and probably the same place that Paul Lucas mentions in his Voyage to the Levant. It was swallowed up by an earthquake, and formed a lake about nine miles in circumference, in which he says there were several houses still to be seen entire, under the water.
- 30 ; Joshua 13:4 ; 19:30 Judges 1:31
- 1 Samuel 4:1 ; 29:1 2 Kings 13:17
- to fight against Israel
- Hebrew to the war with Israel.