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E’lah (an oak, strength).

1. The son and successor of Baasha king of Israel. 1 Kings 16:8-10. His reign lasted 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 Arza, who was probably a confederate in the plot.

2. Father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel. 2 Kings 15:30; 17:1. (b.c. 729 or before.)