An Aramean soldier, however, randomly shot an arrow at the Israelite troops and hit the king of Israel between the joints of his armor. “Turn the horses and get me out of here!” Ahab groaned to the driver of his chariot. “I’m badly wounded!”
The battle raged all that day, and the king remained propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans. The blood from his wound ran down to the floor of his chariot, and as evening arrived he died.
Just as the sun was setting, the cry ran through his troops: “We’re done for! Run for your lives!”
So the king died, and his body was taken to Samaria and buried there.
Then his chariot was washed beside the pool of Samaria, and dogs came and licked his blood at the place where the prostitutes bathed, just as the LORD had promised.
The rest of the events in Ahab’s reign and everything he did, including the story of the ivory palace and the towns he built, are recorded in
So Ahab died, and his son Ahaziah became the next king.
Jehoshaphat son of Asa began to rule over Judah in the fourth year of King Ahab’s reign in Israel.
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-five years. His mother was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the example of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD ’s sight. During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.
Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.