2 Kgs 10:1

10:1 seventy sons. This figure probably included grandsons. How many wives (1 Kin. 20:5) Ahab had is not known.

elders. See note 1 Kin. 8:1.

guardians of the sons. These guardians were responsible for bringing up and educating children in the royal household. The king was dead and Jehu addressed various lesser figures.