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1 Kings 18:20

20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.

Read 1 Kings 18:20 Using Other Translations

So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
So Ahab summoned all the people of Israel and the prophets to Mount Carmel.

What does 1 Kings 18:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 18:20

So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel
By messengers, requiring their attendance at Mount Carmel at such a time, at least their chief and principal men:

and gathered the prophets together unto Mount Carmel;
the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, but not the four hundred prophets of the groves; for of them we have no account afterwards, only of the former; it may be they were not at the command of Ahab, only of Jezebel, at whose table they ate, who would not suffer them to go.

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