2 Kings 1: The King Seeks Help from Idols

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 111


The story of how Ahaziah, the son of Ahab, was injured and sought advice from an idol is found in 2 Kings 1. The Lord told Elijah what was happening. Elijah then met the king’s servants, chastised them and King Ahaziah for not seeking counsel from the living God through the prophets, and prophesied that Ahaziah would die. Ahaziah heard of the prophesy and sent soldiers to get Elijah. A captain of fifty soldiers finally stopped trying to capture Elijah, but not before one hundred soldiers were killed by the Lord as they tried to carry out Ahaziah’s orders. As prophesied, Ahaziah never recovered from his injury and he died.