22:4 He did evil in the sight of 1 the Lord like Ahab’s dynasty because, after his father’s death, they 2 gave him advice that led to his destruction. 22:5 He followed their advice and joined Ahab’s son King Joram 3 of Israel in a battle against King Hazael of Syria 4 at Ramoth Gilead in which the Syrians defeated Joram.
1 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
2 tn That is, the members of Ahab’s royal house.
3 sn Jehoram and Joram are alternate spellings of the Israelite king’s name (also in vv. 6-7). The shorter form is used in these verse to avoid confusion with King Jehoram of Judah, father of Azariah.