Elah, son of Baasha

Elah ruled from Tirzah for a short two years. He was slain by Zimri, one of his own chariot captains during a drunken party in the house of Arza, his steward:

“And Zimri went in and struck him and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.” (1Ki 16:10)

Zimri slaughtered all of Elah's immediate sons, along with all of the extended relatives or friends who could help his family:

“Then it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he was seated on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave him one male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.” (1Ki 16:11)

Baasha's whole house was thus destroyed and the second dynasty ended — just as Jehu had prophesied (1Ki 16:1-4).

“Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, by which they had sinned and by which they had made Israel sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols.” (1Ki 16:12-13)