Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and became Israel's next king.
As soon as he was king he killed everyone in Jeroboam's family. There wasn't a living soul left to the name of Jeroboam; Baasha wiped them out totally, just as God's servant Ahijah of Shiloh had prophesied
- punishment for Jeroboam's sins and for making Israel sin, for making the God of Israel thoroughly angry.
The rest of Nadab's life, everything else he did, is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.
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.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)