And it came to pass in the third year
Of the peace, before it was expired:
that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel;
to Ahab, from Jerusalem to Samaria, reckoned thirty two miles F13; either to make peace with him, and put an end to the wars which subsisted between Israel and Judah since the division of the kingdom, ( 1 Kings 22:44 ) or to contract an affinity with him, by marrying his son to a daughter of Ahab, ( 2 Kings 8:18 2 Kings 8:26 ) or rather after peace was made, and that strengthened by the marriage; and so he went merely to pay a visit, as he judged he might then with great safety; and he and all his retinue were entertained by Ahab in a very sumptuous and liberal manner, ( 2 Chronicles 18:1 2 Chronicles 18:2 ) .
F13 Bunting's Travels p. 178. near 40, Rainold. Praelect. 31. col. 266.