II Kings 10 "1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying, 2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour; 3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house. " Since Ahab had seventy sons, he must have had about seventy daughters also; or about 140 children. The only wife of Ahab listed in the Bible is Jezebel. Question: Who bore to Ahab all of these about 140 children? I believe that Ahab married many of the dauthers of the tribal elders who had all of these children. The tribal elders were really the earthly power behind the throne. I think it was the usual practice for the king to marry the daughters of the tribal elders for politcal purposes. The tribal elders grandchildren would be princes; the king was obligated to provide for his wives and children; and to overthrow the king could threaten the lives of the tribal elder's daughters and their grandchildren. Intermarrying between the king and the tribal elders families was a convenient political arrangement. Note the tribal elders were raising the knig's sons. What do you think? Am I missing something?