There are three main characters in this chapter. The first is King Ahab, a man under the influence of Satan and self. Then there is King Jehoshaphat, a man who delights in Yahweh but is susceptible to the influence of ungodly people. Finally there is Micaiah, a stalwart prophet subject to God. It is this prophet that tells King Ahab that he will die in battle, it is this prophet who is hated be King Ahab for always being under God’s rule.