15:19–16:1 thirty-fifth year . . . thirty-sixth year. Kings reports that Elah succeeded Baasha in Asa’s 26th year (1 Kin. 15:33; 16:8), Zimri in Asa’s 27th year (1 Kin. 16:10, 15) and Omri in Asa’s 31st year (1 Kin. 16:23). Consequently, this battle could not have taken place in the 36th year of Asa (16:1) since Baasha would have been dead for ten years. No simple solution to this difficulty has been found.