Ahab

[ ey-hab ]
/ ˈeɪ hæb /

noun

Bible. a king of Israel and husband of Jezebel, reigned 874?–853? b.c. 1 Kings 16–22.Also Douay Bible, A·chab [ey-kab] /ˈeɪ kæb/ .
Literature. the captain of the ship Pequod and tragic hero of Melville's Moby Dick, obsessed with the pursuit of the white whale.

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Origin of Ahab

From Hebrew Aḥʾābh, probably “father's brother”
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Ahab
/ (ˈeɪhæb) /

noun

Old Testament the king of Israel from approximately 869 to 850 bc and husband of Jezebel: rebuked by Elijah (I Kings 16:29–22:40)
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