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1 Kings 16:8

Elah King of Israel

8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.

Read 1 Kings 16:8 Using Other Translations

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.
In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and he reigned two years.
Elah son of Baasha began to rule over Israel in the twenty-sixth year of King Asa’s reign in Judah. He reigned in the city of Tirzah for two years.

What does 1 Kings 16:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 16:8

In the twenty sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah
the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years.
] Not complete, for he died in the twenty seventh of Asa, ( 1 Kings 16:10 ) he reigned just the time that Nadab the son of Jeroboam did, ( 1 Kings 15:25 ) .

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