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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  bravery,  the  third  king  of  the  separate  kingdom  of  Israel,  and 
  founder  of  its  second  dynasty  (1  Kings  15;  16;  2  Chr.  16:1-6). 
  He  was  the  son  of  Ahijah  of  the  tribe  of  Issachar.  The  city  of 
  Tirzah  he  made  the  capital  of  his  kingdom,  and  there  he  was 
  buried,  after  an  eventful  reign  of  twenty-four  years  (1  Kings 
  15:33).  On  account  of  his  idolatries  his  family  was 
  exterminated,  according  to  the  word  of  the  prophet  Jehu  (1  Kings 
  16:3,  4,  10-13). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Baasha,  he  that  seeks,  or  lays  waste