22:2 Ahaziah was twenty-two 1 years old when he became king and he reigned for one year in Jerusalem. His mother was Athaliah, the granddaughter 2 of Omri. 22:3 He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty, 3 for his mother gave him evil advice. 4 22:4 He did evil in the sight of 5 the Lord like Ahab’s dynasty because, after his father’s death, they 6 gave him advice that led to his destruction.
2 tn The Hebrew term בַּת (bat, “daughter”) can refer, as here, to a granddaughter. See HALOT 165-66 s.v. I בַּת 1.
3 tn Heb “and also he walked in the ways of the house of Ahab.”
4 tn Heb “for his mother was his adviser to do evil.”
5 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
6 tn That is, the members of Ahab’s royal house.