In the twenty-sixth year of Asa's reign over Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.
Cross References1 Kings 15:16
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their days.
1 Kings 16:7
Moreover, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands and becoming like the house of Jeroboam, and also because Baasha struck down the house of Jeroboam.
1 Kings 16:9
However, while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza the steward of his household in Tirzah, Elah's servant Zimri, the commander of half his chariots, conspired against him.
A land in rebellion has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order.
Chapter Outline1. Jehu's prophecy against Baasha
5. Elah succeeds him
8. Zimri, conspiring against Elah, succeeds him
11. Zimri executes Jehu's prophecy
15. Omri, made king by the soldiers, forces Zimri desperately to burn himself
21. The kingdom being divided, Omri prevails against Tibni
23. Omri builds Samaria
25. His wicked reign
27. Ahab succeeds him
29. Ahab's most wicked reign
34. Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho
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Treasury of Scripture KnowledgeIn the twenty-sixth year of Asa's reign over Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.
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