Nadab, son of Jeroboam I

“Now Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin.” (1Ki 15:25-26)

Gibbethon was a city given to the Levites (Jos 19:44), located about 32 miles west of Jerusalem within the territory of Dan, but on the Philistine border. All Israel laid siege to Gibbethon in an effort to regain control of it from the Philistines. Then Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against Nadab and assassinated him (1Ki 15:27). Baasha seized the throne and in a vicious practice too common in the ancient Near East, annihilated the whole house of Jeroboam.

Thus ended the first dynasty and the prophesy of Ahijah the Shilonite (1Ki 14:1-14) against the house of Jeroboam was fulfilled. However, Baasha overstepped the boundaries of this prophecy which specified judgment only on every male (1Ki 14:10), because he also killed the women and children of Jeroboam's family.