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Lexicon :: Strong's H256 - 'aḥ'āḇ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אַחְאָב ʼAchʼâb, akh-awb'; once (by contraction) אֶחָב ʼEchâb (Jeremiah 29:22); from H251 and H1; brother (i.e. friend) of (his) father; Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon:—Ahab.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 93x

The KJV translates Strong's H256 in the following manner: Ahab (93x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 93x
The KJV translates Strong's H256 in the following manner: Ahab (93x).
  1. Ahab = "father's brother"

    1. king of Israel, son of Omri, husband of Jezebel

    2. false prophet executed by Nebuchadrezzar, time of Jeremiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַחְאָב ʼAchʼâb, akh-awb'; once (by contraction) אֶחָב ʼEchâb (Jeremiah 29:22); from H251 and H1; brother (i.e. friend) of (his) father; Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon:—Ahab.
STRONGS H256: Abbreviations
אַחְאָב 91 proper name, masculine Ahab (father's brother;=אחיאבZMG 1886, 172, Ἀχίαβος was a nephew of Herod; compare like name in Syriac, given ob maximum cum parte suo similitudinem, Bar Hebræus in EusebiusChronicles ii. 23 compare LCB1879, 1339. In many cases, however, the meaning of proper names compared with H251 אח is dubious, & perfect consistency, especially in comparison with compounds of אָב, seems impossible; compare remark below H22 אביאל and further WeSkizzen, iii. 1 f, DlPr. cap. vi) — אַחְאָב 1 Kings 16:28 +; וּכְאֶחָב Jeremiah 29:22
1. son of Omri, king of Israel. 1 Kings 16:28, 29; 1 Kings 18:1, 2, 3; 1 Kings 20:2, 13, 14 + 41 times 1 Kings, + 27 times 2 Kings, + 14 times 2 Chronicles; Micah 6:16.
2. false prophet, time of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 29:21, 22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings

16:28; 16:28; 16:29; 18:1; 18:2; 18:3; 20:2; 20:13; 20:14


29:21; 29:22; 29:22




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H256 matches the Hebrew אַחְאָב ('aḥ'āḇ),
which occurs 93 times in 81 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (1Ki 16:28–2Ki 8:25)

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:28 - So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab H256 his son reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:29 - And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab H256 the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab H256 the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:30 - And Ahab H256 the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:33 - And Ahab H256 made a grove; and Ahab H256 did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:1 - And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, H256 As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:1 - And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; H256 and I will send rain upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:2 - And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. H256 And there was a sore famine in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:3 - And Ahab H256 called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - And Ahab H256 said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:6 - So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab H256 went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:9 - And he said, What have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, H256 to slay me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:12 - And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, H256 and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:16 - So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, H256 and told him: and Ahab H256 went to meet Elijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:17 - And it came to pass, when Ahab H256 saw Elijah, that Ahab H256 said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:20 - So Ahab H256 sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:41 - And Elijah said unto Ahab, H256 Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:42 - So Ahab H256 went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, H256 Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab H256 rode, and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab H256 to the entrance of Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:1 - And Ahab H256 told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:2 - And he sent messengers to Ahab H256 king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:13 - And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab H256 king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:14 - And Ahab H256 said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab H256 king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And Ahab H256 spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:3 - And Naboth said to Ahab, H256 The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:4 - And Ahab H256 came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:8 - So she wrote letters in Ahab's H256 name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:15 - And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, H256 Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:16 - And it came to pass, when Ahab H256 heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab H256 rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:18 - Arise, go down to meet Ahab H256 king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - And Ahab H256 said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:21 - Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab H256 him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:24 - Him that dieth of Ahab H256 in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 - But there was none like unto Ahab, H256 which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:27 - And it came to pass, when Ahab H256 heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - Seest thou how Ahab H256 humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:20 - And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, H256 that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, H256 and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:40 - So Ahab H256 slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:41 - And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab H256 king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:49 - Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab H256 unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:51 - Ahaziah the son of Ahab H256 began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:1 - Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. H256
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:1 - Now Jehoram the son of Ahab H256 began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:5 - But it came to pass, when Ahab H256 was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:16 - And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab H256 king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:18 - And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: H256 for the daughter of Ahab H256 was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:25 - In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab H256 king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.

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