I was never fond of Jehu. He kills people for worshipping other gods and then does the very same thing himself.
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By: Moore, Michael S. . Vetus Testamentum , Jan2003, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p97-114,
point of view, Jehu is merely and only a purgation tool in the hands
Others disagree. G. Ahlström, for example, sees him as a political
Why does Jehu so fervently attack Canaanite religion only
to submit later to Assyrian hegemony?12
Whether his submission is religious
or political is, again, debatable,13
yet the famous Black Obelisk
doesshow him submitting to Shalmaneser III, 14 and this fits poorly with
the biblical tradition’s portrayal of this king.