Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 16:32

So he erected an altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he built in Samaria.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahab;   Altar;   Baal;   Rulers;   Samaria;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahab;   Altars;   Baal;   False;   Gods, False;   Idol;   Idolatrous;   Idolatry;   Images;   Worship, False;   Worship, True and False;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Altars;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Samaria;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Baal;   Elijah;   Elisha;   Israel;   Jezebel;   Phoenicia;   Samaria, samaritans;   Sidon;   Temple;   Treaty;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Baal (1);   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Samaria;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Gods, Pagan;   High Place;   Queen;   Samaria, Samaritans;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elijah;   Samaria;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baal, Baalim ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Baal;   Samaria;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ba'al,;   Je'hu;   Sama'ria;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahab;   Apostasy;   Elijah;   Phoenicia;   Samaria, City of;   Woman;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Baal;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. That he might not go so far as Tyre or Zidon; and for his wife's convenience also he built a temple in Samaria for Baal, and erected an altar there to offer sacrifices upon it unto him; so open and daring was he in his idolatrous practices.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

reared up an altar for Baal — that is, the sun, worshipped under various images. Ahab set up one (2 Kings 3:2), probably as the Tyrian Hercules, in the temple in Samaria. No human sacrifices were offered - the fire was kept constantly burning - the priests officiated barefoot. Dancing and kissing the image (1 Kings 19:18) were among the principal rites.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-kings-16.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Ver. 32. And he reared up an altar.] For the sake, and by the instigation of his wicked wife, a qua totus possidebatur et regebatur, et ut ita dicam, regina erat Rex, Rex vero regina. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

32.An altar for Baal in the house of Baal — That is, he built a temple in honour of this Zidonian god, and in it erected an altar on which sacrifices might be offered to him. Thus he added to the number of the houses of high places that were already in the land. Compare 1 Kings 12:31.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-16.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Reared up an altar for Baal - i:e., the sun, worshipped under various images. Ahab set up one (2 Kings 3:2), probably as the Tyrian Hercules, in the temple in Samaria. No human sacrifices were offered; the fire was kept constantly burning; the priests officiated barefoot; dancing and kissing the image (1 Kings 19:18) were among the principal rites.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". "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 he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
the house of Baal
2 Kings 10:21,26,27
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 3:2 - Baal;  2 Kings 10:18 - Ahab served Baal;  Ezekiel 23:5 - Aholah;  Hosea 2:13 - the days;  Hosea 11:2 - they sacrificed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:32". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.