King Nadab 2nd king of Israel, 1 Kings 15:25-28

King Nadab was the second King of Israel. Ruled 910/09BC-909/08BC=2 years. The son of King Jeroboam.

Death was by being murdered by Baasha while they were at war with the Philistines.

Baasha after having killed Nadab became the next king of Israel.

Nadab in Hebrew means: liberal, generous.

Background Reading:

Nadab King of Israel

15:25 Jeroboam’s son Nadab became king over Israel during the second year of the reign of King Asa over Judah. He reigned over Israel for two years, 26 practicing what the LORD considered to be evil, living the way his father did, committing sins, and leading Israel to sin. 27 So Ahijah’s son Baasha from the household of Issachar conspired against him and killed Nadab at Gibbethon in Philistia while Nadab and all of Israel were attacking Gibbethon. 28 Baasha killed him during the third year of the reign of King Asa of Judah and took Nadab’s place as king.

29 As soon as he was established as king, he killed everyone in the household of Jeroboam. He left not even one single person alive. He destroyed them completely, just as the LORD had spoken through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite, 30 because of the sins that Jeroboam had committed, and because he led Israel into sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to become angry.

31 Now the rest of Nadab’s accomplishments, including everything he undertook, are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel, are they not? 32Meanwhile, a state of war continued to exist between Asa and Baasha king of Israel, throughout their reigns.
1 Kings 15:25-31


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