ELAH, î'lā: Fourth king of Israel, son and successor of Baasha. According to the sources in I Kings xvi. 6 14 (cf. Josephus, Ant., VIII. xii. 4) he reigned parts of two years, and his dates according to the old chronology are 930-929, according to Duncker 901-900, according to Hommel 886-885, according to Kamphausen 891-890, and according to Mahler 889-888. He was assassinated while intoxicated by Zimri, one of his generals, who usurped the throne.


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