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Describe the incident in which King Ahab took Naboth's vineyard. (1 Kings 21: 1-16)

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  • Naboth had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab.
  • King Ahab asked Naboth to give him the vineyard/sell it to him for a vegetable garden. 
  • Naboth refused to sell it to King Ahab because it was an inheritance from his fore fathers. 
  • King Ahab went home dejected/sad/disappointed/refused to eat. 
  • His wife Jezebel asked him why he was sad. 
  • When Ahab explained what Naboth had told him, Jezebel asked him whether he was the king or not/said she would give Ahab the vineyard of Naboth.
  • Jezebel wrote letters to the elders of the city instructing them to accuse Naboth of blasphemy/treason.
  • The elders organized for Naboth to be punished/killed.
  • Naboth was taken outside the city where he was stoned/killed.
  • When Jezebel heard about the death of Naboth, she told King Ahab to go and take possession of the vineyard.
  • King Ahab went to possess the vineyard.
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