An Exegetical Essay: The Death Of King Ahab

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In this essay I am going to be discussing who killed King Ahab. Some important questions that arise in relation to this narrative are the questions of, who deceives whom? How is the character of the prophet complicated and the nature of the prophecies complicated by this narrative? And how is the character of God complicated by this narrative? These are the questions that I will be trying to clarify in this essay.
Noted in 1 Kings 22, the historian tells us that ‘For three years Aram and Israel continued without war’ living in peace. ‘In the thirty eight year of King Asa of Judah, Ahab son of Omri began to reign over Israel; Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria for twenty two years. Ahab son of Omri did evil in the sight of the
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This suggests that God is limited in his power, but if God is all knowing and all seeing how can he be limited by the actions of a human? Surely God knew what was going to happen, knowing that Ahab would reject the prophecy and carry on into battle anyway. “We meet God as a character in a story, not as a philosophical construct. As a consequence, one naturally supposes that this God will have a role and a place in the story similar to those of other characters, which means that God's character, like all the others, will have certain limitations and certain relational

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