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“Ahab 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.” 1 Kings 16:31 Ahab wanted a queen whose father was a priest of Asherah. So Ahab went to the country he mistakenly thought […]
1 Kings 16:34 In his days, Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the Lord, which He spoke through Joshua the son of Nun.
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בָּמוֹת Bamoth םבִּלְעָ Balaam בָּלָקBalak רבִּעוּ Beor תחצו Huzoth מוֹאָב Moab עמון Ammon פְּרָת Euphrates רפתו Pethor צִפּוֹר Zippor
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. 1 Kings 16:34
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. 1 Kings 16:33
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria. 1 Kings 16:32
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/naboth-vineyard-tel-jezreel/ http://www.breakpoint.org/2017/10/discovering-naboths-vineyard/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naboth From the wiki— Roger Williams, the founder of the American colony of Rhode Island and the co-founder of the First Baptist Church in America, wrote about Naboth’s story in The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience as an example of how God disfavored Christians from using government force in religious […]
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