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Nadab of Israel

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King Nadab of Israel (Hebrew: נדב, Nāḏāḇ; "Name means::liberal, generous") (r. 954-953 BC according to Ussher,[1] or 909-908 BC according to Thiele[2]) was the second king of the Kingdom of Israel and the son and successor of Jeroboam I. His reign is one of the shorter reigns of this troubled and truncated kingdom.[3]


Jeroboam I

Early life

The author of 1 Kings says very little of Nadab's early life, beyond identifying his father, Jeroboam I. He might have been named after an earlier Nadab, eldest son of Aaron. If so, then that naming was most ominous indeed, for the earlier Nadab died after kindling the anger of God against him by worshiping God improperly.

The Siege of Gibbethon

In the second and last year of his reign, Nadab laid siege to Gibbethon, a Philistine town. During this time, one of his ranking generals, named Baasha, made a conspiracy against him and killed him. Moreover, Baasha completely destroyed every member of Nadab's and Jeroboam's families, as the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite had predicted.[4][5]

Nadab of Israel
Died: Died:: Tammuz 3051 AM
Preceded by
Successor of::Jeroboam I
King of Ruler of::Kingdom of Israel
Accession::Tammuz 3050 AMDied::Tammuz 3051 AM
Succeeded by
Succeeded by::Baasha

See Also


  1. James Ussher, The Annals of the World, Larry Pierce, ed., Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2003 (ISBN 0890513600), pghh. 491-492
  2. Leon J. Wood, A Survey of Israel's History, rev. ed. David O'Brien, Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1986 (ISBN 031034770X), p. 260
  3. I_Kings 15:25-31
  4. Authors unknown. "Entry for Nadab." WebBible Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 18, 2007.
  5. Authors unknown. "Entry for Nadab." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Columbia University Press, 2005. Retrieved June 20, 2007.