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may 2, 961 BC - Baasha Attacks

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Between the attack of the Ethiopians and this point Judah enjoyed peace

Baasha starts building up Ramah and blockades Judah so that nobody can come in to see the king.

The statement at 2 Chronicles 16:1 that Baasha came up against Judah “in the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa” has caused some question, since Baasha’s rule, beginning in the third year of Asa and lasting only 24 years, had terminated about 10 years prior to Asa’s 36th year of rule. Which suggests that the 36th year was reckoned from the existence of the separate kingdom of Judah (997 B.C.E.) and corresponded to the 16th year of Asa (Rehoboam ruling 17 years, Abijah 3 years, and Asa now in his 16th year)

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Date:

may 2, 961 BC
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~ 2981 years ago
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