Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
He did evil1 in the eyes of the LORD, following the ways of his father2 and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.
Baasha son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down3 at Gibbethon,4 a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.
Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.
As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam's whole family.5 He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the LORD given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite.
This happened because of the sins6 Jeroboam had committed and had caused7 Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel.
As for the other events of Nadab's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals8 of the kings of Israel?
There was war9 between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.