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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 - And Omri [fn]lay down with his fathers and was buried in Samaria; and his son Ahab H256 became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:29 - Now Ahab H256 the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, and Ahab H256 the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria for twenty-two years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:30 - Ahab H256 the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:33 - Ahab H256 also made the [fn]Asherah. So Ahab H256 did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:1 - Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of [fn]the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab H256, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall certainly be neither dew nor rain during these years, except by my word.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:1 - Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab H256, and I will provide rain on the face of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:2 - So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab H256. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:3 - Ahab H256 summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of the household. (Now Obadiah [fn]feared the LORD greatly;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - Then Ahab H256 said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the river valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:6 - So they divided the land between them to [fn]survey it; Ahab H256 went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:9 - But he said, “What [fn]sin have I committed, that you are handing your servant over to Ahab H256, to put me to death?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:12 - “And it will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you to where I do not know; so when I come and inform Ahab H256 and he cannot find you, he will kill me, though I, your servant, have [fn]feared the LORD from my youth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:16 - So Obadiah went to meet Ahab H256 and informed him; then Ahab H256 went to meet Elijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:17 - When Ahab H256 saw Elijah, Ahab H256 said to him, “Is this you, the cause of disaster to Israel?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:20 - So Ahab H256 sent orders among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:41 - Now Elijah said to Ahab H256, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:42 - So Ahab H256 went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bent down to the earth and put his face between his knees.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - And when he returned the seventh time, he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a person’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And Elijah said, “Go up, say to Ahab H256, ‘Harness your chariot horses and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - Meanwhile the sky became dark with clouds and wind came up, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab H256 rode and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he [fn]belted his cloak around his waist and [fn]outran Ahab H256 [fn]to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:1 - Now Ahab H256 told Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, and [fn]how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:2 - Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab H256, king of Israel, and said to him, “This is what Ben-hadad says:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:13 - Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab H256 king of Israel, and said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I am going to hand them over to you today, and you shall know that I am the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:14 - But Ahab H256 said, “By whom?” So he said, “The LORD says this: ‘By the young men of the leaders of the provinces.’” Then he said, “Who will begin the battle?” And he said, “You will.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel beside the palace of Ahab H256, the king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And Ahab H256 spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard so that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard in place of it; if [fn]you prefer, I will give you what [fn]it is worth in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:3 - But Naboth said to Ahab H256, “The LORD forbid me that I would give you the inheritance of my fathers!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:4 - So Ahab H256 entered his house sullen and furious because of the [fn]answer that Naboth the Jezreelite had given to him, since he said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed and turned his face away, and ate no [fn]food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:8 - So she wrote letters in Ahab’s H256 name and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:15 - And when Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab H256, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:16 - When Ahab H256 heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab H256 got 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, who is in Samaria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to take possession of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - Then Ahab H256 said to Elijah, “Have you found me, enemy of mine?” And he [fn]answered, “I have found you, because you have given yourself over to do evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:21 - “Behold, I am bringing disaster upon you, and I will utterly sweep you away, and will eliminate from Ahab H256 every male, both [fn]bond and free in Israel;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:24 - “The one belonging to Ahab H256, who dies in the city, the dogs will eat; and the one who dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 - There certainly was no one like Ahab H256 who gave himself over to do evil in the sight of the LORD, [fn]because Jezebel his wife incited him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:27 - Yet it came about, when Ahab H256 heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put [fn]on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - “Do you see how Ahab H256 has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the disaster in his days; I will bring the disaster upon his house in his son’s days.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:20 - “And the LORD said, ‘Who will [fn]entice Ahab H256 to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one spirit said this, while another said that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now as for the rest of the acts of Ahab H256 and everything that he did, and the ivory house which he built and all the cities which 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 [fn]lay down with his fathers, and his son Ahaziah became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:41 - Now Jehoshaphat the son of Asa became king over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab H256 king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:49 - Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab H256 said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my servants go with your servants in the ships.” But Jehoshaphat was not willing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:51 - Ahaziah the son of Ahab H256 became king over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel for two years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:1 - Now Moab broke with Israel after the death of Ahab H256.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:1 - Now Jehoram the son of Ahab H256 became king over Israel at Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned for twelve years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:5 - However, when King Ahab H256 died, the king of Moab broke with the [fn]king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:16 - Now in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab H256 king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah became king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:18 - He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab H256 had done, for Ahab’s H256 daughter 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, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.

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