1 Kings 16:29-34

Ahab Becomes King of Israel

29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years.
30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him.
31 He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him.
32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria.
33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.
34 In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the LORD spoken by Joshua son of Nun.

Cross References 9

  • 1. ver 25; S 1 Kings 14:9
  • 2. Deuteronomy 7:3; S 1 Kings 11:2
  • 3. S Judges 3:6; Judges 18:7; 2 Kings 9:34
  • 4. S Judges 2:11; 2 Kings 10:18; 2 Kings 17:16
  • 5. S Judges 6:28
  • 6. 2 Kings 10:21,27; 2 Kings 11:18; Jeremiah 43:12
  • 7. S Judges 3:7; 2 Kings 13:6
  • 8. ver 29,30; S 1 Kings 14:9; 1 Kings 21:25
  • 9. Joshua 6:26
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