Nadab 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.

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King of Northern Israel
Reign910 BCE - 909 BCE
PredecessorJeroboam, his father
SuccessorBaasha of Israel


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
Jeroboam I
King of Israel
910 BC – 909 BC
Succeeded by

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