King Elah - Biography

Chart of the Kings King Elah - Biography God's Judgment Regarding King Elah
Previous King: Baasha   Next King: Zimri

The Bible provides only the briefest sketch of Elah's life and career. He was the son and successor of King Baasha and the fourth king of the separate kingdom of Israel. His reign is characterized as evil. After only about a year in office, he was murdered by the captain of his army, Zimri, who succeeded him as king. Zimri murdered Elah's entire family, thereby fulfilling a prophecy against Baasha.

Where to read Elah's story: 1 Kings 16:6-14

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