• AHAB AND NABOTH’S VINEYARD
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    AHAB AND NABOTH’S VINEYARD

    1 Kings 21:1-29 Just like Solomon, Ahab married a foreign wife from Sidon called Jezebel (a princess). His reign witnessed an upsurge of the encroachment of foreign religions, especially the worship of the Sidonian god called baal, brought in by Jezebel upon her marriage to King Ahab of Israel. Ahab approached Naboth asking him to sell his inheritance-a family land to him (Ahab) to use as a garden, on the flimsy reason that it was near his house. Naboth refused, explaining to Ahab that it was almost an abomination for him to sell his family inheritance. Ahab was displeased with this statement. He was so sad to the extent that…

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