The slaughter of the male descendants of Ahab continues by the hand of the new king, Jehu. Jehu knew how to terrorize people into rethinking opposing him. He ordered the heads of his potential threats piled up in two heaps, thereby deterring resistance to his purge of Ahab’s male offspring. He then exceeded his God given assignment by turning his sword against those not of Ahab’s bloodline, including those of Judah, killing forty-two relatives of Judah’s now dead king, Ahaziah. Jehu executed a ruse to gather worshipers of Baal in their temple then had them slaughtered. In all this he remained unfaithful to Yahweh and died an idolater.