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Elah

Elah [N] [E] [H]

(an oak, strength ).

  1. The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. ( 1 Kings 16:8-10 ) His reign laster for little more than a year; comp. ver. 8 with 10. (B.C. 928-7.) He was killed while drunk, by Zimri, in the house of his steward Azra, who was probably a confederate in the plot.
  2. Father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel. ( 2 Kings 15:30 ; 17:1 ) (B.C. 729 or before.).

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Elah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.