(an oak, strength).
The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. (1 Kings 16:8-10) 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.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Elah.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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