King Elah

1000 BC - 960 BC

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Elah (Hebrew: אֵלָה‎ ’Ēlā; Greek: Ἠλά; Latin: Ela) was the fourth king of Israel, the son and successor of Baasha. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 877–876 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the dates 886–885 BCE. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of King Elah has received more than 89,773 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). King Elah is the 1,779th most popular politician (up from 1,784th in 2019).

King Elah is most famous for being killed by his own armor bearer.

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Among politicians, King Elah ranks 1,779 out of 15,710Before him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Coloman, King of Hungary, Yakov Sverdlov, and Sophia Palaiologina. After him are Magnentius, Ferdinand Marcos, Narendra Modi, Anna Jagiellon, Ammar ibn Yasir, and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, King Elah ranks 9Before him are Nathan, Shoshenq I, Asa of Judah, Abijah of Judah, Devadatta, and Baasha of Israel. After him are Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, Michal, Zimri, Omri, and Hiram I. Among people deceased in 960 BC, King Elah ranks 2Before him is Baasha of Israel. After him are Nadab of Israel, Zimri, and Ashur-dan II.

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