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Elah from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum "

Elah (Hebrew: אֵלָה‎; Greek: Ἠλά; Latin: Ela) was a son of Baasha, who succeeded him as king of Israel. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 877 BC - 876 BC, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 886 BC - 885 BC.[1]

Chapter 16 of 1 Kings relates how Elah was murdered by his chariot commander Zimri, who became his successor.


  1. Edwin Thiele, The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, (1st ed.; New York: Macmillan, 1951; 2d ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965; 3rd ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Kregel, 1983). ISBN 082543825X, 9780825438257

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King Elah
Contemporary King of Judah: Asa
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Preceded by
King of Israel
886 BC – 885 BC
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