1 The valley in Judah where David is reported to have killed Goliath (1Sam 17:2; 1Sam 17:19; 1Sam 21:9); it was protected by the cities of Libnah and Azekah (modern Wadi es-Sant). 2 The son and successor of Baasha, king of Israel. He ruled for less than two years (ca. 886 BCE). While he was intoxicated, he was murdered by Zimri in Tirzah (1Kgs 16:6-14). 3 The father of Hoshea, the last king of Israel (ca. 732–723 BCE).
2Saul and the Israelites gathered and encamped in the valley of Elah, and formed ranks against the Philistines.
19Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
9The priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the valley of Elah, is here wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod; if you will take tha ... View more
6Baasha slept with his ancestors, and was buried at Tirzah; and his son Elah succeeded him.7Moreover the word of the Lord came by the prophet Jehu son of Hanani ... View more