Ahab and Naboth – Four Levels of Interactions | Flax Golden Tales

Ahab and Naboth – Source: The Holy Bible:  King James Version 2000

Literal Comprehension

King Ahab knew that Naboth had an attractive winery close to his palace. Ahab was fairly drawn to this winery and wished to take it at any value. However Naboth didn’t need to give the king his property as a result of he had inherited it from his father. The king turned fearful and fed up. The upset king began sleeping with out consuming. The queen, Jezebel was unhappy seeing such king’s actions. As a console, she instructed him that he had ruled Israel and clearly he would take Naboth’s winery very quickly.

Now, the queen began making a plot towards Naboth. She wrote a conspiracy letter addressing to nobles, gents and different peculiar folks to elect Naboth as their chief. She then ordered them to rent two males to sentence Naboth for the blasphemy of God and the king. In response to the queen’s want, they acted and killed him by stoning. After Naboth was killed, the queen requested the king possess winery. When blissful Ahab hurriedly reached close to the winery, he heard the message of the lord from the prophet that because the canine licked useless Naboth’s blood, in the identical means, the canine would lick his and his spouse’s blood.


The story tells us that God is all highly effective and all understanding. We are able to conceal our sin to the folks however we can’t conceal bitter sins for gods. If we do sinful works, God actually offers us punishment. Within the story, Ahab and his spouse did sin to take different properties. Their actions to take different properties couldn’t make the god blissful. So, the god despatched his messages to Ahab that he and his spouse’s blood could be licked by the canine had licked the useless Naboth’s blood.

Critical Thinking

A crucial reader as he reads the textual content analytically, he finds many unconvincing concepts expressed within the story. For instance, are there gods? Can we get punishment by the god if we did sin? Can the curse work in actuality? Was not the queen crueler than the king, Ahab?


After studying this story, I remembered our grandparent’s sayings. They usually instructed me that the proper and selfless works assist to get God’s grace. Such actions additionally assist to take the higher place in heaven. Alternatively, if we did mistaken and sinful work, the god could be indignant and despatched us to hell. So, they usually suggested me to assist poor, handicapped and helpless folks. They stated that if we helped them, the god additionally could be blissful. That’s why they might give alms to the beggar and incessantly went to the temple to get God’s grace.

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