seventeen full years (oh. xir. 21), when he was succeeded by Abijom, whose first year was parallel with the eighteenth of Jeroboam (A, xv. 1), and n. Knos. h ITEODUOTIO TO who reigned three full years (oh. xt. 2), dying and being succeeded by Asa in Jeroboam's twentieth year (ch. xv. 9). Jeroboam, having reigned twenty-two years incomplete (oh. xiv. 20), died in Asa's second year, and was succeeded by adab (ch. xiv. 25), who reigned parts of two years, being slain by Baasha, in Asa's third year (ch. xv. 28). Baasha held the throne for twenty-four incomplete years, his accession falling in Asa's third, and his death in Asa's twenty-sixth year (ch. xvi. 8). Elah's " two years " (ch. xvL 8) were, like adab's and Baasba's, incomplete, since he ascended the throne in Asa's twenty-sixth, and was killed by Zimri in Asa's twenty, seventh year (ch. xvi. 15). At the end of a week Zimri was slain by Omri, and a straggle followed between Omri and Tibni, which lasted four years — ^from Asa's twenty-seventh year to his thirty-first (ch. xvi. 23), Omri's reign was reckoned by some to begin at this time, by others to have begun npon the death of ZimrL It is from this earlier event that hia " twelve years " are to be dated, and those years are again incomplete, since they oommenced in Asa's twenty-seventh, and terminated in his thirty-eighth year (ch. xvi. 29). Ahab's "twenty-two years" (ch. xvL 29) ahonld, apparently, be twenty-o«0, since they ran parallel with the last fonr years of Asa and with the first seventeen of Jehoshaphat. The entire period from the accession of Behoboam and Jeroboam to the death of Ahab and accession of Ahaziah in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat was seventy' eight years. Tabulab Ynw or thi Ohbonoloot or 1 KniGi, baton CbiUt. Tetrofthe Davldlo klDgdom.