|Chart of the Kings||King Baasha - Biography||God's Judgment Regarding King Baasha|
Baasha's time as king was marked by continued sponsoring of the golden calf cult inaugurated by King Jeroboam, and by war. Rather than repent of his sin, Baasha oppressed his own citizens and picked fights with neighboring kingdoms.
1 Kings 15:33-34 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.