Elah, King of Israel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The son of Baasha who became the fourth king of Israel. He took the throne when Asa had ruled over Judah for 26 years, and he reigned for only two years, 886–885 bc. He was killed by a military official, Zimri, who succeeded him as king (1 Kgs 16:6–14).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Elah. 1. Esau’s descendant and a chief of Edom (Gn 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. kjv rendering of Ela, Shimei’s father, in 1 Kings 4:18.See Ela.3. Baasha’s son and 4th king of Israel. Elah reigned for only two years (886–885 bc). While in a drunken stupor he was murdered by one of his generals (1 Kgs 16:8–14).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
6. Son of Baasha, fourth king of Israel (1 K. 16:6–14). He reigned two years, 886–885 b.c. The statement that he came to the throne in the twenty-sixth year of Asa, reigned two years, and died in the twenty-seventh year of Asa, illustrates the Hebrew method of synchronizing the reigns of the kings of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ELAH1. Esau’s descendant and a chief of Edom (Gn 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. kjv rendering of Ela, Shimei’s father, in 1 Kings 4:18. See Ela.3. Baasha’s son and fourth king of Israel. Elah reigned for only two years (886–885 bc). While in a drunken stupor, he was murdered by one of his generals (1 Kgs 16:8–14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elah (ee´luh).1 The valley in Judah where David is reported to have killed Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2, 19; 21:9); it was protected by the cities of Libnah and Azekah (modern Wadi es-Sant).2 The son and successor of Baasha, and king of Israel ca. 877–876 bce. He ruled for fewer than two years. While intoxicated,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELAH1. A prince of an Edomite clan (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52).2. The father of Shimei, one of Solomon’s administrative officers (1 Kgs 4:18).3. An Israelite king (c. 886–885 b.c.), son of Baasha (1 Kgs 16:6, 8, 13–14). He was murdered by his successor Zimri.4. Father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ELAH (Heb. ’ēlâ, ‘terebinth’). 1. A tribal prince of Edom (Gn. 36:41; 1 Ch. 1:52), perhaps the chief of the district of Elah, possibly the seaport of *Elath. 2. Son of Baasha, and king of Israel for 2 years until he was assassinated by Zimri during a drunken orgy in the house of Arza, his steward (1
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Elah (Heb. ʾēlâ)1. One of the 11 chiefs of Esau/Edom (Gen. 36:41; 1 Chr. 1:52). The biblical texts indicate that the references probably represent a place within the territory of Edom, possibly near ʿAqaba.2. The fourth king of Israel and son of Baasha, who ruled in Tirzah ca. 877–876 b.c.e. (1 Kgs.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary