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Baasha
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A king of Israel who killed Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, and ruled in his place (ca. 900–877 bc) (1 Kgs 15:16–16:7); later he exterminated the house of Jeroboam in fulfillment of prophecy (1 Kgs 14:14).Baasha was often at war with Asa, the king of Judah (compare Jer 41:9). He began to build Ramah, but Asa bribed Ben-hadad, king of Syria, to attack him. Baasha then withdrew from Ramah in the south to defend himself against Ben-hadad in the north. Meanwhile, Asa attacked and captured Ramah, along with Geba and Mizpah further north.The prophet Jehu told Baasha that because of his sins, his house would become like that of Jeroboam. Zimri murdered Baasha’s son Elah, along with the rest of his family (1 Kgs 15:16; 16:1; 2 Chr 16:1). The fate of Baasha’s house is used as a curse in 1 Kgs 21:22 and 2 Kgs 9:9.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baasha, Son of Ahijah
Baasha, King of Israel (בַּעְשָׁא‎, ba'sha'). A king of Israel who killed Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, and ruled in his place (ca. 900–877 bc) (1 Kgs 15:16–16:7); later he exterminated the house of Jeroboam in fulfillment of prophecy (1 Kgs 14:14).Baasha was often at war with Asa, the king of Judah (compare
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baasha (Person)
BAASHA (PERSON) [Heb baʿšāʾ (בַּעְשָׁא)]. King of the N kingdom of Israel ca. 900–877 b.c. (1 Kings 15–16). Baasha was the son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar and of common birth (1 Kgs 16:2). Baasha is first mentioned abruptly and without introduction in 1 Kgs 15:16 as the opponent in a border
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baasha
Baasha. Third ruler of the northern kingdom of Israel from 908–886 bc and violent founder of the second of its nine dynasties. Baasha was the son of Ahijah of Issachar’s tribe, an unknown whom the Lord lifted “out of the dust” to leadership in the army (1 Kgs 16:2). While the Israelite army was besieging
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Baasha
Baasha bāə-shə [Heb. ba‘šā’]. King of Israel ca 900–877 b.c.; the son of Ahijah, and of common birth (1 K. 16:2). Baasha usurped the throne of Nadab the son of Jeroboam, killed Nadab, and exterminated the house of Jeroboam. He carried on a long warfare with Asa king of Judah (cf. Jer. 41:9); he began
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baasha
BAASHA Third ruler of the northern kingdom of Israel from 908 to 886 bc and violent founder of the second of its nine dynasties. Baasha was the son of Ahijah of Issachar’s tribe, an unknown whom the Lord lifted “out of the dust” to leadership in the army (1 Kgs 16:2). While the Israelite army was besieging
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Baasha
Baasha (bay´uh-shuh), the third king of Israel, ca. 900–877 bce. He gained the throne by murdering his predecessor, Nadab (1 Kings 15:27–28). He later exterminated the house of Jeroboam (15:29). His long rule (twenty-four years) was regarded as wicked by the author of Kings (15:34), and his own house
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baasha
BAASHA. A son a Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar. He became third King of Israel by destroying Nadab, son Jeroboam I, at Gibbethon (1 Kgs 15:27). He thoroughly exterminated all members of Jeroboam’s family, thus fulfilling prophecy (1 Kgs 14:6–16). After establishing his capital at Tirzah, he made war
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Baasha
BAASHA. The founder of the second brief dynasty of N Israel (c. 900–880 bc). Though of humble origin (1 Ki. 16:2), Baasha usurped the throne following his assassination of Nadab, son of Jeroboam I, during the siege of the Philistine town of Gibbethon (1 Ki. 15:27ff.). His extermination of the entire
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Baasha
Baasha (Heb. baʿšāʾ)The son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar; the third king of the northern kingdom who established its second dynasty. He ruled from Tirzah, NE of Shechem, for 24 years (ca. 900–877 b.c.). Baasha assassinated the Israelite king Nadab while Israel besieged the city of Gibbethon
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Baasha
Baasha [bāˊə shə] (Heb. ba˓šā˒ “Baal hears” or “the sun is Baal”). The son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar (1 Kgs. 15:27), who reigned over the ten northern tribes of Israel from Tirzah, ca. 900–877 B.C. (v. 28). Baasha probably held a high position in Israel’s army and was thus able to usurp
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Baasha
BAASHA King of Israel from around 909 to 886 b.c. (1 Kgs 15–16). The son of Ahijah, he was a commoner (1 Kgs 16:2) and ascended to the throne through the assassination of Nadab, son of Jeroboam, thus becoming the northern kingdom’s third king and founding its second dynasty. His reign was taken up chiefly
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Baasha
Ba´asha (wicked), b.c. 953–931, third sovereign of the separate kingdom of Israel, and the founder of its second dynasty. He was son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar, and conspired against King Nadab, 1 Kings 15:27, and killed him with his whole family. He appears to have been of humble origin. 1 Kings
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