1 Kings 21:1

Naboth’s Vineyard

1 Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.

Read 1 Kings 21:1 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
Now Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
Now there was a man named Naboth, from Jezreel, who owned a vineyard in Jezreel beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria.

What does 1 Kings 21:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 21:1

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:

[that] Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel;
of which place (See Gill on Hosea 1:5) or "who was in Jezreel"; that is Naboth, for the vineyard was in Samaria, ( 1 Kings 21:18 )

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.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Travels p. 164.
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