Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 16:33

Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahab;   Baal;   Rulers;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahab;   Anger;   False;   God;   God's;   Groves;   Idolatry;   Worship, False;   Worship, True and False;   Wrath-Anger;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Altars;   Groves;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Samaria;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Baal;   Elijah;   Elisha;   Israel;   Jezebel;   Phoenicia;   Samaria, samaritans;   Sidon;   Treaty;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Asherah;   Baal;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Baal (1);   Jehoahaz;   Samaria;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gods, Pagan;   High Place;   Queen;   Samaria, Samaritans;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asherah;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nimshi;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Baal;   Jericho;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ba'al,;   Jez're-El;   Sama'ria;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahab;   Apostasy;   Elijah;   Images;   Jehoahaz;   Phoenicia;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Ahab made a grove - אשרה Asherah, Astarte, or Venus; what the Syriac calls an idol, and the Arabic, a tall tree; probably meaning, by the last, an image of Priapus, the obscene keeper of groves, orchards, and gardens.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-16.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Ahab made a grove,.... About the temple of Baal, or elsewhere, in which he placed an idol, and where all manner of filthiness was secretly committed; or rather "Asherah", rendered "grove", is Astarte, the goddess of the Zidonians, an image of which Ahab made:

and Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him: his idolatries being more open and barefaced, and without any excuse, presence, or colour, as well as more numerous.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-16.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

“And Ahab made את־האשׁרה, i.e., the Asherah belonging to the temple of Baal” (see at Judges 6:25 and Exodus 34:13), an idol of Astarte (see at 1 Kings 14:23).

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/1-kings-16.html. 1854-1889.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 16:33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

Ver. 33. To provoke the Lord.] To defy him, and dare him do his worst.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Ahab made a grove, against God’s express prohibition, Deuteronomy 7:5.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-16.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

33.Made a grove — Literally, made the Asherah; that is, he erected an idol-image of Asherah, another form of the name Ashtoreth or Astarte, the goddess of the Zidonians. See 1 Kings 14:15. So he worshipped the male and female deities of Phenicia.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "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

grove. See note on Exodus 34:13, and App-42.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "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 made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "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 made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
made a grove
Exodus 34:13; 2 Kings 13:6; 17:16; 21:3; Jeremiah 17:1,2
did more to provoke
30; 21:19,25; 22:6,8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 16:21 - GeneralJudges 3:7 - the groves;  1 Kings 16:25 - did worse;  1 Kings 18:19 - prophets of the groves;  2 Kings 3:2 - but not;  2 Kings 23:6 - the grove;  2 Kings 23:19 - the kings

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 16:33". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-16.html.