1 Kings 16:8

Overview - 1 Kings 16
Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.
Elah succeeds him.
Zimri, conspiring against Elah, succeeds him.
11 Zimri executes Jehu's prophecy.
15 Omri, made king by the soldiers, forces Zimri desperately to burn himself.
21 The kingdom being divided, Omri prevails against Tibni.
23 Omri builds Samaria.
25 His wicked reign.
27 Ahab succeeds him.
29 Ahab's most wicked reign.
34 Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.
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1 Kings 16:8  (King James Version)
In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.

M. 3075. B.C. 929. In the twenty.
Baasha began to reign in the third year of Asa, and reigned 24 years; yet he died and was succeeded by Elah in the 26th year of Asa; and, in like manner, Elah, who began to reign in the 26th year of Asa, and was killed in the 27th, is said to have
reigned two years. Thus it is evident that a part of a year is calculated as a whole year. In the Chinese annals, the whole year in which a king dies is ascribed to his reign, the years of the succeeding king being reckoned only from the beginning of the following year. 8