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2 Kings 8:18

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8:18 He followed in the footsteps of the kings of Israel, just as Ahab’s dynasty had done, for he married Ahab’s daughter. 1  He did evil in the sight of 2  the Lord.

2 Kings 8:27

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8:27 He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty and did evil in the sight of 3  the Lord, like Ahab’s dynasty, for he was related to Ahab’s family. 4 

1 tn Heb “he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab did, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife.”

2 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

3 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

4 tn Heb “and he walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the Lord like the house of Ahab, for he was a relative by marriage of the house of Ahab.” For this use of חֲתַן (khatan), normally “son-in-law,” see HALOT 365 s.v. חָתָן. Ahab was Ahaziah’s grandfather on his mother’s side.



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