2. Son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel, B. C. 926. After reigning two years, he was slain while intoxicated, by Zimri, one of his officers, who succeeded him as king. Zimri destroyed all the family of Baasha, according to the prediction of Jehu, 1Ki 16:6-10.
terebinth or oak. (1.) Valley of, where the Israelites were encamped when David killed Goliath (1Sa 17:2,19). It was near Shochoh of Judah and Azekah (1Sa 17:1). It is the modern Wady es-Sunt, i.e., "valley of the acacia." "The terebinths from which the valley of Elah takes its name still cling to their ancient soil. On the west side of the valley, near Shochoh, there is a very large and ancient tree of this kind known as the 'terebinth of Wady Sur,' 55 feet in height, its trunk 17 feet in circumference, and the breadth of its shade no less than 75 feet. It marks the upper end of the Elah valley, and forms a noted object, being one of the largest terebinths in Palestine." Geikie's, The Holy Land, etc.
Illustration: Valley of Elah
(2.) One of the Edomite chiefs or "dukes" of Mount Seir (Ge 36:41).
(3.) The second of the three sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh (1Ch 4:15).
(4.) The son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel (1Ki 16:8-10). He was killed while drunk by Zimri, one of the captains of his chariots, and was the last king of the line of Baasha. Thus was fullfilled the prophecy of Jehu (6, 7, 11-14).
1. Baasha's son and successor on the Israelite throne (1Ki 16:8-10); reigned little more than a year. A beacon to warn drunkards, killed by the captain of half his chariots, Zimri, while "drinking himself drunk" in the house of his steward Arza in Tirzah. Josephus (Ant. 8:12, section 4) says it occurred while his army and officers were absent at the siege of Gibbethon. As Baasha conspired against his master Nadab, so Zimri against Baasha's son; Zimri in his turn was slain by Omri. Thus retributive justice pays transgressors in kind.
3. Duke of Edom (Ge 36:41); compare Elath on the Red Sea.
4. Father of Shimei, Solomon's commissariat officer in Benjamin (1Ki 4:18).
5. Son of Caleb (1Ch 4:15).
6. Uzzi's son, a chief of Benjamin (1Ch 9:8).
1. A 'duke' of Edom (Ge 36:41; 1Ch 1:52). 2. Son of Baasha, king of Israel. He had nominal possession of the throne two years or fractions of years (1Ki 16:8-14). He gave himself to drunken dissipation, until Zimri, one of his generals, revolted and killed him. The usual extirpation of the defeated dynasty followed. 3. Father of Hoshea (2Ki 15:30; 17:1; 18:1,9). 4. Second son of Caleb (1Ch 4:15). 5. A Benjamite (1Ch 9:8).
H. P. Smith.
Elah, E'lah Valley of.
2. Father of Shimei, one of Solomon's commissariat officers. 1Ki 4:18.
3. Son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. He reigned little more than a year, being killed while intoxicated, by Zimri. 1Ki 16:6-14.
5. Son of Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 1Ch 4:15.
6. Son of Uzzi and a chief of the tribe of Benjamin. 1Ch 9:8.
(an oak, strength).
1. The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel.
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.
(B.C. 729 or before.).