February 4, 2024 – 1 Kings 16 – A Scramble for Israel’s Throne

The death of Baasha in the northern kingdom leads to a bloody struggle for the throne. Baasha’s dynasty receives the same fate he had inflicted on Jeroboam – the extermination of his whole male line. Omri comes out on top, and his son Ahab would usher in one of the darkest reigns in Jewish history, setting the stage for Elijah’s ministry.

Notes on 1 Kings 16:1-34

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