uncle, or father’s brother

(uncle). + Son of Omri, seventh king of Israel, reigned B.C. 919-896. He married Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal king of Tyre; and in obedience to her wishes, caused temple to be built to Baal in Samaria itself; and an oracular grove to be consecrated to Astarte. See (1 Kings 18:19) One of Ahab’s chief tastes […]

-1. King of Israel 1Ki 16:29 .Marries Jezebel 1Ki 16:31 .Idolatry of 1Ki 16:30-33; 18:18,19; 21:25,26 .Other wickedness of 2Ki 3:2; 2Ch 21:6; 22:3,4; Mic 6:16 .Reproved by Elijah; assembles the prophets of Baal 1Ki 18:17-46 .Fraudulently confiscates Naboth’s vineyard 1Ki 21 .Defeats Ben-hadad 1Ki 20 .Closing history and death of 1Ki 22; 2Ch 18 […]

Father’s brother. (1.) The son of Omri, whom he succeeded as the seventh king of Israel. His history is recorded in 1 Kings 16-22. His wife was Jezebel (q.v.), who exercised a very evil influence over him. To the calf-worship introduced by Jeroboam he added the worship of Baal. He was severely admonished by Elijah […]