16:31 As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal. 1 16:32 He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal he had built in Samaria. 16:33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole; he 2 did more to anger the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
1 Kings 18:19Context
18:19 Now send out messengers 3 and assemble all Israel before me at Mount Carmel, as well as the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah whom Jezebel supports. 4
1 Kings 18:22Context
18:22 Elijah said to them: 5 “I am the only prophet of the Lord who is left, but there are 450 prophets of Baal.
1 tn Heb “and he went and served Baal and bowed down to him.”
sn The Canaanites worshiped Baal as a storm and fertility god.
2 tn Heb “Ahab”; the proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“he”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.
4 tn Heb “who eat at the table of Jezebel.”
5 tn Heb “to the people.”