And in the thirtyandeighthyear of Asaking of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omrireigned over Israel in Samariatwenty and twoyears.30
And Ahab the son of Omrididevil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wifeJezebel the daughter of Ethbaalking of the Zidonians, and went and servedBaal, and worshipped him.
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.33
And Ahabmade a grove; and Ahabdidmore to provoke the LORDGod of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
In his days did Hiel the BethelitebuildJericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spakebyJoshua the son of Nun.