Unformatted text preview: o Becomes king of Israel [the northern kingdom] consisting of remaining ten tribes o Established calf shrines @ Dan & Bethel Ahab • King in Israel 869-850 bce • Married Jezebel, daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians • Served Baal & built temple for Baal in Samaria; promotes Baalism as national religion • Makes peace with Judah by marrying his daughter Athaliah to Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah • Opposed by the prophet Elijah Elijah • Appears as an opponent of Ahab & Jezebel to combat Baalism in the northern kingdom of Israel • The element of the miraculous in the narratives about Elijah are intended to dramatize the power of YHWH • Proves power of YHWH @ contest on Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18) • Prophesies elimination of Ahab’s house (1 Kings 21:17-29) • Succeeded by another prophet, Elisha...
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- Spring '08
- Solomon, Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of Judah, prophet Elijah Elijah, Anathoth Solomon, YHWH Proves power