1 Kings 15:17

Overview - 1 Kings 15
Abijam's wicked reign.
Asa succeeds him.
Asa's good reign.
16 The war between Baasha and him causes him to make a league with Bed-hadad.
23 Jehoshaphat succeeds Asa.
25 Nadab's wicked reign.
27 Baasha conspiring against him, executes Ahijah's prophecy.
31 Nadab's acts and death.
33 Baasha's wicked reign.
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1 Kings 15:17  (King James Version)
And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

M. 3074. B.C. 930. Baasha.
27 ; 2 Chronicles 16:1-6

By building Ramah is here meant fortifying it, in order to prevent all intercourse with the kingdom of Judah, lest his subjects should cleave to the house of David: for Ramah was a city of Benjamin, situated on the confines of both kingdoms, probably on a hill, as the name imports, commanding a narrow defile between the mountains, through which lay the principal road to Jerusalem; so that a fortification being erected here, no communication could be held between the people of Israel and Judah, without Baasha's permission.
21 ; Joshua 18:25 ; 1 Samuel 15:34 ; Jeremiah 31:15

he might not suffer
12:27 2 Chronicles 11:13-17