Nadab

King living at the time of Divided Monarchy

Nadab was a king of the Kingdom of Israel who lived during the time of the Divided Monarchy. He is first mentioned in 1 Kings 14:20. Nadab was the son of Jeroboam and the brother of Abijah.

Nadab’s reign is described briefly in the Bible, and it is noted that he did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following in the sinful ways of his father Jeroboam. Nadab’s reign was cut short when he was assassinated by Baasha, who then became the next king of Israel.

Nadab’s story serves as a cautionary tale about the consequences of disobedience and unfaithfulness to God. It highlights the importance of following God’s commands and living according to His will.

References:
1 Kings 14:20 – And the time that Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years. And he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.
1 Kings 15:25 – Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
1 Kings 15:27 – Baasha son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar plotted against Nadab, and he struck him down at Gibbethon, a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.
1 Kings 15:31 – As for the other events of Nadab’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

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