Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 16:30

Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahab;   Rulers;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahab;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Elijah;   Elisha;   Israel;   Jezebel;   Samaria, samaritans;   Treaty;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Idol;   Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Samaria, Samaritans;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Omri ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Omri;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Apostasy;   Elijah;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

See 1 Kings 16:33. The great sin of Ahab - that by which he differed from all his predecessors, and exceeded them in wickedness - was his introduction of the worship of Baal, consequent upon his marriage with Jezebel, and his formal establishment of this gross and palpable idolatry as the religion of the state.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-16.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, above all that were before him. Adding other idols to the calves, and those more abominable than they; since the other kings pretended to worship God in them, but he worshipped other gods besides him, as the following verses show.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that [were] before him.

Ver. 30. Above all that were.] He proved an arrant non-such. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

30.Above all that were before him — He even went beyond the hitherto unparalleled wickedness of Omri, his father.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-16.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

above all. The reign of Ahab opens a new era in Israel"s history.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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

Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. The worship of God by symbols had hitherto been the offensive form of apostasy in Israel; but now gross idolatry is openly patronized by the court. This was done through the influence of the bigoted and blood-thirsty Jezebel Ahab's queen. She was "the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians." He was priest of Ashtaroth, or Astarte, who, having murdered Philetes, king of Tyre, ascended the throne of that kingdom, being the eighth king since Hiram. Jezebel was the worthy daughter of this regicide and idol priest; and, on her marriage with Ahab, never rested until she had gotten all the forms of her native Tyrian worship introduced into her adopted country. The name of this furious idolatress and wicked woman is used as the type of a corrupt influence and mischievous teaching (Revelation 2:24).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-16.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.
above
25,31,33; 14:9; 21:25; 2 Kings 3:2
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:22 - all;  1 Kings 15:26 - he did evil;  1 Kings 16:16 - Omri;  1 Kings 21:20 - to work;  1 Kings 22:52 - he did evil;  2 Kings 9:22 - the whoredoms;  2 Chronicles 21:13 - in the way;  Micah 6:16 - the works

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:30". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.