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Within the pages of the Bible, we come to grasp God via Jesus Christ. therefore the significance of the Bible for our non secular formation can't be overstated. If we're sincere, notwithstanding, the Bible isn't regularly effortless to appreciate. for instance, the locations named within the Bible can look unusual, and the variety of humans pointed out is nearly countless.

This entire dictionary intends to assist humans learn the Bible with elevated knowing and self belief. It comprises articles on significant issues in addition to areas and other people, whether they simply look in one verse within the Bible. Its articles disguise theological issues, biblical phrases, biblical imagery, and ancient subject matters. This A to Z dictionary comprises extra than

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•400 colour illustrations, maps, and photos
•5,000 articles via major evangelical scholars

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Ahab is condemned through the author of 1 Kings in superlative phrases: “Ahab . . . did extra to impress the LORD, the God of Israel, than did all of the kings of Israel ahead of him” (16:33). His apostasy caused Elijah to announce to Ahab a divinely brought on drought (17:1). throughout the drought, Ahab displayed his improper priorities by means of looking fodder for “horses and mules” (of army and financial use) whereas permitting Jezebel loose rein in killing God’s prophets (18:3–5). Ahab blamed the nation’s problems on Elijah (18:17: “you troubler of Israel”), however it used to be his personal coverage that used to be at fault (18:18). Ahab was once the second one king in a comparatively sturdy dynasty of 4 kings (Omri, Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram). It was once a interval of financial prosperity and army strength. He equipped a lavish palace and fortified very important towns (1 Kings 22:39). In 853 BC, on the conflict of Karkar at the Orontes, Shalmaneser III of Assyria confronted a western coalition. The Israelite contingent provided by way of Ahab used to be the biggest (ten thousand foot infantrymen, thousand chariots). at the Moabite Stone, Mesha king of Moab recorded, “Omri used to be king of Israel and he bothered Moab for a few years” (line 5). simply after Ahab’s dying did Moab insurgent (2 Kings 1:1; 3:5). The dynasty resulted in 842 BC with a prophetically encouraged overthrow by means of Jehu. within the account of this massacre, the royal home is many times known as “the condo of Ahab” (e. g. , 2 Kings 8:27; 9:7, 8). Micah condemned Israel for following “all the practices of Ahab’s residence” (Mic. 6:16). by way of his gross unfaithfulness, Ahab sowed the seeds of the destruction of his kin. the image of Ahab in 1 Kings is one in all a guy of vulnerable personality who allowed a ruthless spouse to dominate him. it really is undeniable that he believed the predictions made through God’s prophets, humbling himself while condemned via Elijah (21:27) and making (vain) efforts to avoid Micaiah’s prophecy of doom coming precise (22:30). Ahab tamely complied with Elijah’s directions either earlier than and after the Mount Carmel contest (chap. 18). Ahab used to be below prophetic probability of dying after he published Ben-Hadad, Aramean (Syrian) king, who was once dedicated to destruction (20:42). Abuse of royal energy via Jezebel (with Ahab’s concurrence) intended the dispossession of conventional small landowners comparable to Naboth and ended in Elijah’s prophecy of Ahab’s ugly loss of life (21:19). Ahab failed externally (chap. 20) and internally (chap. 21) in his function as king. In 1 Kings 22 (cf. 2 Chron. 18) is a list of the accomplishing of the demise sentence, for Ahab was once killed on the siege of Ramoth Gilead, and as Elijah had expected, “the canines licked up his blood” (22:38). (2) Son of Kolaiah, Ahab was once a fake prophet whom Jeremiah condemned in his letter to the exiles (Jer. 29:21–23). Aharah   The 3rd son of Benjamin, son of Jacob, in keeping with 1 Chron. 8:1. he isn't indexed within the family tree in Gen. 46:21. Aharhel   A descendant of Judah via Harum. Aharhel is the named ancestor of numerous households descended from Koz (1 Chron. 4:8). Ahasai   See Ahzai. Ahasbai   Ahasbai is pointed out within the NIV as “the Maakathite” and within the KJV as “the son of the Maachathite.

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