Chariots and 10000 troops from Israels king Ahab

Archaeologists from Harvard, digging in the ruins of Samaria, the ancient capital of Israel, have also found a palace that Ahab built which contained within it a room where ivories were stored.

This room, interestingly enough, is mentioned in the Bible in 1Kings 22:37-39 which says:

"So the king died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria . . . Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, the ivory house which he built and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?"

God spoke against these houses in Amos 3:1315: "Hear and testify against the house of Jacob," Says the Lord GOD, the God of hosts, "That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will also visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; And the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground. I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house; The houses of ivory shall perish, And the great houses shall have an end," Says the LORD.

Also found in the Ivory room were small stone boxes with which Ahab's wife, Jezebel, may have mixed her cosmetics. The boxes contained a number of small holes to hold various colors and a depression in the center for mixing.

THE BIBLE in 2Kings 9:30 states: "Now when Jehu had come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window."

King Ahab married one of the most wicked woman in scripture, Jezebel. Her father was known as king Ethbaal, a dictator who took the throne of Sidon by force. He did so by assassinating his brothers. The Greek writer Menander also stated that Ethbaal was a high priest in the worship of the pagan god Baal. His name means (I am with Baal.)

According to the Bible, Jezebel convinced Ahab to turn his back on the God of Abraham and to build a pagan temple to her god Baal in Samaria. She then massacred the prophets of the LORD and replaced them with prophets of Baal and Asherah the goddess wife of Baal. So evil were the prophets of Baal and Ashertoreth, that they murdered little children in their sacrifices.

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