Nadab of Israel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nadab of Israel.png
King of Northern Israel
Reign910–909 BCE
PredecessorJeroboam, his father
SuccessorBaasha of Israel

Nadab (Hebrew: נָדָב Nāḏāḇ) was the second king of the northern Israelite Kingdom of Israel. He was the son and successor of Jeroboam.


Nadab became king of Israel in the second year of Asa, King of Judah, and reigned for two years.[1][2] William F. Albright has dated his reign to 901–900 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 910–909 BCE.[3]

In the second year of his reign, while they were besieging Gibbethon, a Philistine town in southern Dan, a conspiracy broke out in Nadab's army. He was slain by one of his own captains, Baasha, who then made himself king of Israel.[2]

Having slain Nadab, Baasha put to death the remainder of the royal family (1 Kings 14:20, 15:25–29). This was consistent with the prophecy given via Ahijah the Shilonite concerning the extinction of the entire House of Jeroboam.[2]


  1. ^ 1 Kings 15:25
  2. ^ a b c "Nadav", Jewish Encyclopedia
  3. ^ 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 0-8254-3825-X, 9780825438257
Nadab of Israel
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Israel
910–909 BCE
Succeeded by

Wikisource This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Nadab". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.