29 Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord (A)more than all who were before him.

31 It came about, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that (B)he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the (C)Sidonians, and went to serve Baal and worshiped him. 32 So he erected an altar for Baal in (D)the house of Baal which he built in Samaria. 33 Ahab also made (E)the [a]Asherah. Thus (F)Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.

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  1. 1 Kings 16:33 I.e. wooden symbol of a female deity

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