A full account of Asa's life, all the great things he did and the fortifications he constructed, is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. In his old age he developed severe gout.
Then Asa died and was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. His son Jehoshaphat became king after him.
Nadab son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa's rule in Judah. He was king of Israel two years.
He was openly evil before God - he followed in the footsteps of his father who both sinned and made Israel sin.
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