2 Kings 9–10: Ahab's Descendants Destroyed

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 114


In 2 Kings 9–10 we read an account of prophecy again being fulfilled. This time the prophecy was the one Elijah gave concerning Ahab and Jezebel and their descendants. These sobering chapters testify to the awful end of those who fight against God. The prophecy’s fulfillment didn’t seem to have the desired effect on the people, however. King Jehu, the man who fulfilled the prophecy by killing Jezebel and Ahab’s posterity, also killed the priests of Baal but would not give up the idols of Jeroboam, the first king of divided Israel. So Elijah’s prophecies were fulfilled, but Israel continued in a form of idolatry although it was different than Baal worship.