And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)1 Kings 16:31).
Verses 1 Kings 22:51-53. It would be of advantage if these verses were transferred to the Second Book of Kings, which would thus open with the commencement of Ahaziah's reign. The division of the books does not proceed from the author. See the introduction to the Book of Kings
and walked in the way of his father; his father Ahab, who worshipped Baal:
and in the way of his mother; his mother Jezebel, who was still living, and served Baal and Astarte, the deities of her country:
and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat; who set up and worshipped the golden calves:And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)52. did evil [R.V. did that which was evil] As often before.
the way of his mother] i.e. He tried to put down the worship of Jehovah altogether, as Jezebel had done.
who [R.V. wherein he] made Israel to sin] On a similar change, cf. above 1 Kings 16:30.Verse 52. - And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father [1 Kings 16:30-33; cf. 2 Kings 3:2] and in the way of his mother [The powerful influence of Jezebel, even after Ahab's death, is hinted at here. It was to her that idolatry owed its position in Israel], and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat [the calf worship and idolatry existed side by side], who made Israel to sin. 2 Chronicles 17:7-19 and 2 Chronicles 19:4-11), and also the wars which he waged, viz., the expeditions already mentioned. - For 1 Kings 22:46 see 1 Kings 15:12.
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