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n. 1 A king of Israel, mentioned in the Bible. 2 (given name male from=Hebrew), very rarely used.


Ahab (; ; ; ) was the seventh king of Israel since Jeroboam I, the son and successor of Omri, and the husband of Jezebel of Sidon, according to the Hebrew Scriptures.

The existence of Ahab is historically supported also outside of the biblical stories. Shalmaneser III documented 853 BC that he defeated an alliance of a dozen kings in the Battle of Qarqar; one of these was Ahab.

Ahab became king of Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa, king of Judah, and reigned for twenty-two years. William F. Albright dated his reign to 869–850 BC, while E. R. Thiele offered the dates 874–853 BC. Michael D. Coogan dates his reign to 871–852 BC.

Ahab (disambiguation)

Ahab may be:

  • Ahab (869–850 BC), Hebrew king
  • Captain Ahab, character in the novel Moby-Dick
  • Ahab (comics), fictional character
  • Ahab (band), a German funeral doom metal band founded in 2004
  • " Ahab the Arab", a song by Ray Stevens
Ahab (band)

Ahab is a German funeral doom metal band founded in 2004 by Midnattsol guitarists Christian Hector and Daniel Droste and former Endzeit guitarist Stephan Adolph. The band is named after Captain Ahab, a character in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Along with its name, the band also draws thematic and lyrical inspiration from Moby Dick – some songs even feature direct quotations from the book.

Usage examples of "ahab".

Dooly aad Ahab disappeared up the stairs, off to see what foolishness Monroe was up to.

Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.

Why, Captain Ahab, thou hast here, then, the best and stubbornest stuff we blacksmiths ever work.

Once out on the river, the two finally relaxed, and Ahab, tired of keeping forever vigilant, fell asleep amid the cheese kegs and empty casks in the hold.

Flask through the cabin sky-light, sitting silly and dumfoundered before awful Ahab.

Parsee Ahab saw his forethrown shadow, in Ahab the Parsee his abandoned substance.

How many barrels will thy vengeance yield thee even if thou gettest it, Captain Ahab?

For a Khan of the plank, and a king of the sea and a great lord of Leviathans was Ahab.

Ahab sails in, that ship should pay something extra on its insurance policy, just as though it were loaded with powder barrels aft and boxes of lucifers forward?

Hodgson stormed about overseeing the milkers and so left the rafters and Ahab and the Moon Man to go about their business.

Almost a week had passed without adventure, though that was all right with all three of the rafters, all four if you include Ahab, who had taken to sleeping most of the day atop the sailcloth hi the hold.

From ahead, clanging through the night-time, came the sound of pots and pans being beaten together and mixed with shouts and the barking of Ahab.

He and Ahab came out onto the deck, Dooly carrying several slices of bread and a toasting fork.

Though in the course of his continual voyagings Ahab must often before have noticed a similar sight, yet, to any monomaniac man, the veriest trifles capriciously carry meanings.

Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.