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2 Chronicles 22:3-5

22:3 He followed in the footsteps of Ahab’s dynasty, 1  for his mother gave him evil advice. 2  22:4 He did evil in the sight of 3  the Lord like Ahab’s dynasty because, after his father’s death, they 4  gave him advice that led to his destruction. 22:5 He followed their advice and joined Ahab’s son King Joram 5  of Israel in a battle against King Hazael of Syria 6  at Ramoth Gilead in which the Syrians defeated Joram.

1 tn Heb “and also he walked in the ways of the house of Ahab.”

2 tn Heb “for his mother was his adviser to do evil.”

3 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”

4 tn That is, the members of Ahab’s royal house.

5 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.

6 tn Heb “Aram” (also in v. 6).

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