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And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:30 above all. All the nineteen kings of Israel from Jeroboam to Hoshea were bad, but Ahab was the worst of all. The six before Ahab made a pretense of serving Jehovah, supposedly represented by Jeroboam’s calf, but Ahab, influenced by his evil wife Jezebel, daughter of the king of Zidon, openly replaced Jehovah with Baal (I Kings 16:32). A similar thing is taking place today, with the compromising Christianity of the post-Darwin century being rapidly replaced now by the overt evolutionary paganism of the New Age Movement.

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