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.