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Baasha

(bā`āshə), king of Israel (c.900–877 B.C.). He made himself king by the murder of King NadabNadab
. 1 Aaron's eldest son, set apart for the priesthood. The exact nature of the transgression ("offering strange fire") for which he and his brother Abihu died is not clear. 2 King of Israel, son and successor of Jeroboam I.
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 and the royal family. His reign as king of the schismatic northern kingdom is assessed negatively in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles. He fought against AsaAsa
, in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and recaptured Ramah. His son Jehoshaphat succeeded him.
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 of Judah, who won with the aid of Benhadad of Syria. Baasha was succeeded by his son ElahElah
, in the Bible. 1 King of Israel, son and successor of Baasha. He was murdered, and succeeded, by Zimri. 2 Father of Hoshea, last king of Israel. 3 Duke of Edom. 4 Father of one of Solomon's stewards. 5 Son of Caleb the spy.
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And I will make your house like the House of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the House of Baasha son of Ahijah, became of the provocation you have caused by leading Israel to sin.
Asa 41 King Baasha of Israel came up against Judah and extended the southern border of his kingdom to Ramah, five miles north of Jerusalem.
16:9-10), unintentionally fulfilled the word of the Lord concerning the house of Baasha as spoken to Jehu son of Hanani (16:1-4, 7, 12-13).
Some decades later, under attack by King Baasha of Israel, King Asa of Judah bribes Aram to attack Israel.
The major instances of fraternal violence identified here, with presumed primary cause are: (1) the Golden Calf [religious zealousness], (2) Korah [individual rivalry], (3) Peor [religious zealousness], (4) Jephthah [economic inter-tribal rivalry], (5) Gibeah [inter-tribal juridical jurisdiction], (6) David versus Ish-bosheth [individual and tribal rivalry], (7) David versus Absalom [individual rivalry], (8) Abijah versus Jeroboam [inter-kingdom warfare], (9) Baasha versus Asa [inter-kingdom warfare], (10) Jehoash versus Amaziah [inter-kingdom warfare], (11) Pekah versus Ahaz [inter-kingdom warfare/regional power struggle].