(uncle). (1) Seventh king of Israel. Reigned B. C. 919-896 (1 Kings 16:2929And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. (1 Kings 16:29)). Married Jezebel of Tyre, who introduced the worship of Baal and Astarte. One of the most notorious of O. T. characters. Slain by a chance arrow, and the “dogs licked his blood” according to prophecy (1 Kings 18-22; 2 Chron. 18). (2) A false prophet at Babylon (Jer. 29:2222And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon, saying, The Lord make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire; (Jeremiah 29:22)).