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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Kings 22:29-53

B. The Period of Alliance 1 Kings 16:29-2 Kings 9:29King Jehoshaphat of Judah made peace with King Ahab of Israel (1 Kings 22:44). He did so by contracting a marriage between his son, Jehoram, and Ahab’s daughter, Athaliah (2 Chronicles 18:1). This ended the first period of antagonism between the two kingdoms (931-874 B.C.) and began a 33-year period of alliance (874-841 B.C.). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Kings 22:41-50

2. Jehoshaphat’s good reign in Judah 22:41-50Jehoshaphat began ruling over Judah as coregent with his father Asa (873-870 B.C.). When Asa died, he reigned alone for 17 more years (870-853 B.C.). He concluded his 25-year reign with another period of coregency with his son Jehoram that lasted eight years (853-848 B.C.). For all but Jehoshaphat’s first year on Judah’s throne, Ahab ruled over Israel. Jehoshaphat became Judah’s sole ruler in Ahab’s fourth year (1 Kings 22:41).Jehoshaphat was one of... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Kings 22:1-53

Ahab and Micaiah. Ahab’s Death at Ramoth-gllead. Reign of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah1. Three years] probably calculated from the peace described in 1 Kings 20:34.2. Jehoshaphat.. came down] The earlier hostility between Judah and Israel (see 1 Kings 15:16-24) had by this time given place not only to peace but to friendship, which had been cemented (as appears from 2 Kings 8:18) by a marriage between Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram and Ahab’s daughter Athaliah. It is possible that the change in the... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 1 Kings 22:1-53

Unpossessed Possessions 1 Kings 22:3 I. What is ours, and not ours? Every Christian man has large tracts of unannexed territory, unattended possibilities, unenjoyed blessings, things that are his and yet not his. How much more of God you and I have a right to than we have the possession of. ( a ) How much inward peace is ours? It is meant that there should never pass across a Christian's soul more than a ripple of agitation, which may indeed ruffle and curl the surface; but deep down there... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 22:41-50

JEHOSHAPHAT1 Kings 22:41-50BEFORE we leave the House of David we must speak of Jehoshaphat, the last king of Judah whose reign is narrated in the First Book of Kings. He was abler, more powerful, and more faithful to Jehovah than any of his predecessors, and was alone counted worthy in later ages to rank with Hezekiah and Josiah among the most pious rulers of the Davidic line. The annals of his reign are found chiefly in the Second Book of Chronicles, where his story occupies four long... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Kings 22:1-53

CHAPTER 22 The Death of Ahab 1. Jehoshaphat and Ahab (1 Kings 22:1-12 ) 2. The prophet Micaiah (1 Kings 22:13-28 ) 3. The battle and Ahab’s death (1 Kings 22:29-40 ) 4. Jehoshaphat of Judah (1 Kings 22:41-50 ; 1 Kings 2:0 Chron. 19-20) 5. Ahaziah, King of Israel (1 Kings 22:51-53 ) Three years passed without war between Syria and Israel. In the third year Jehoshaphat of Judah came down to Ahab. Jehoshaphat’s son and heir-apparent had married Athaliah the daughter of Ahab. An unholy... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Kings 22:1-53

AHAB WARNED BUT DETERMINED (vs.1-28) Three years later the show of repentance on Ahab's part had worn off. There had been no war between Israel and Syria, but rather than leaving matters as they were, Ahab was aiixious to regain Ramoth in Gilead from the Syrians. Jehoshaphat king of Judah was a godly king, but made the serious mistake of showing friendliness toward Ahab. He went down to visit Ahab, and Ahab told him that Ramoth belonged to Israel, but Syria had taken it (v.3). He did not say... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 22:1-53

CLOSE OF AHAB ’S REIGN HIS DEALING WITH BEN-HADAD (1 Kings 20:0 ) Among the remarkable chapters of this book the present stands out distinctively, but we shall be unable to give it the consideration it should have if we forget God’s purpose in dealing with Israel. It has been reiterated that He is using that people as an instrument in the redemption of mankind, and especially as a witness to Himself before the nations. This explains everything in their history, and to ignore it is to make... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Kings 22:1-53

The End of Ahab 1 Kings 22:0 This chapter is really a continuation of chapter 20. In the Septuagint version the twentieth chapter immediately precedes the twenty-second. The three years without war is a period which is reckoned from the peace which was so rashly made by Ahab with Benhadad ( 1Ki 20:34 ). It is clear that Benhadad has recovered his independence, and is probably in a position of superiority; it is certain that he has not restored Ramoth-gilead as he had promised to do, and his... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Kings 22:41-50

(41) ¶ And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel. (42) Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. (43) And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and... read more

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