1 Kings 22:11-12

(NIV1984) 1 Kings 22:11-12 – “Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he declared, ‘This is what the LORD says: “With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.”‘
“All the other prophets were prophesying the same thing.  ‘Attack Ramoth Gilead and be victorious,’ they said, ‘for the LORD will give it into the king’s hand.'”

Prior to this scene, I do not know that this Zedekiah shows up again in the Bible.  But he is important enough here that he is set aside with a name.Also – the idea of his prophecy with the two horns – does he mean that literally or metaphorically?  It is hard to imagine Ahab – or most people, really – goring and defeating the Arameans with two iron horns, although I’m sure the LORD could do it.  It would certainly be no stranger than what is coming up this chapter.

And the other prophets’ prophecy – that the LORD would deliver Ramoth Gilead into the king’s hand.  They only mention one king.  Does that mean it will only be delivered into one king’s hand?  What about the other king?  There are two kings sitting there: does that mean something bad will happen to one and that the other will be victorious?

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