TU || FLAX GOLDEN TALES FOUR LEVELS OF INTERPRETATION || LESSON 4

Lesson- 4 Ahab and Naboth

Source: The Holy Bible: King James Version 2000.

Word Meaning

Thee = You

Forbid = Prohibit

Thou = Your

Proclaim = Announce

Carry out = Implement

Inhabitants = Dwellers

Forth = Further

Possession = Ownership

Behold = Look

Possess = Own

Merry = Happy

Lick = Pass the tongue over

Enemy = Foe

Sight = View

Thyself = For your sake

Hast = Has

Evil = Bad

Summary

There are mainly five characters in this story. They are Naboth, Ahab, Jezebel, Belial, Elijah the Tishbite, Naboth is the owner of the vineyard. Ahab is the king of Samara, Israel. Jezebel is the wife of Ahab. Belial is the supporter of Jezebel. According to the story, Naboth had a vineyard. It was near the palace of the king Ahab. Ahab liked that vineyard so he asked Naboth to sell it but Naboth didn’t like to sell it because it was inheritance of his father. Then Ahab felt sad and Ahab left eating food. Ahab’s wife consoled him and she told him that she would provide Ahab the vineyard of Naboth. She wrote letters in the name of Ahab and sent them to the nobles. According to Jezebel’s plan, she asked the sons of Belial to create a false story against Naboth. They were asked to be false witness. In the letter, there was written, “proclaim a day of fasting, call the people together and give Naboth the place of honor. Get a couple scoundrels to accuse him to his false of cursing God and the king. Then take him out of the city and stone him to death.” When the officials and leading citizens got this message, they did as Jezebel instructed. Then Jezebel got message that Naboth was dead. Then Jezebel could provide Ahab Naoth’s vineyard. When Ahab tried to posses his Vineyard, the God asked Elijah to go to Ahab and see whether he has possessed the vineyard of Naboth. Elijah went to Ahab and told him that dogs shall lick his blood where dogs had licked the blood of Naboth because he had committed a crime killing innocent Naboth.

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Four Levels of Interpretation

  1. Literal Comprehension:

There are mainly fie characters in this story. They are Naboth, Ahab, Jezebe, Belial, Elihag the Tishbite, Naboth is the owner of the vineyard. Ahab is the king of Samara, Israel. Jezebel is the wife of Ahab. Belial is the supporter of Jezebel. According to the story, Naboth had a vineyard. It was near the palace of the king Abab. Ahab liked that vineyard so he asked Naboth to sell it but Naboth didn’t like to sell it because it was inheritance of his father. Then Ahab felt sad and Ahab left eating food. Ahab’s wife consoled him and she told him that she would provide Ahab the vineyard of Naboth. She wrote letters in the name of Ahab and sent them to the nobles. According to jezebel’s plan, she asked the sons of Belial to create a false story against Naboth. They were asked to be false witness. In the letter, there was written, “proclaim a day of fasting, call the people together and give Naboth the place of honor. Get a couple scoundrels to accuse him to his face of cursing God and the king. Then take him out of the city and stone him to death. “When the officials and leading citizens got this message, they did as Jezebel instructed. Then Jezebel got message that Naboth was dead. Then Jezebel could provide Ahab Naboth’s vineyard. When Ahab tried to posses his Vineyard, the God asked Elijah to go to Ahab and see whether he has possessed the vineyard of Naboth. Elijah went to Ahab and told him that dogs shall lick his blood where dogs had licked the blood of Naboth because he had committed a crime killing innocent Naboth.

  1. Interpretation:

This story also comes from Bible. Here the writers try to show how greed leads us towards destruction. People face troubles due to their greed. Here, the king had everything but he again wanted to possess Naboth’s vineyard. The king’s queen-Jezebel makes conspiracy to kill innocent Naboth. Others also create false story though Naboth didn’t do any wrong. In this way whether someone is great or not but all have greed.

  1. Critical Thinking:

In fact the rich become more greedy than poor. We have seem this around us. Similarly, under the despotism and common people suffer much. But the names given in the story are complex similarly it is difficult to believe that there is appearance of God at the end of the story. Next thing king takes help from his queen but in reality king does such activities or plans.

  1. Assimilation:

When I read this story, I remembered about the late kings of Nepal who became cruel rather than serving people. Among our royal family members late king Rajendra’s wife used to make similar plans to make their sons king. Later on common people suffered from Ranas rule for 103 years. I kenw that we should satisfaction what we possess. Otherwise our greed may lead us towards destruction.

Possible question

  1. Retell the polt of “Ahab and Naboth” in on e paragraph.

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