There was continuous war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel.
In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king in Tirzah over all Israel. He ruled twenty-four years.
He was openly evil before God, walking in the footsteps of Jeroboam, who both sinned and made Israel sin.
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